Graduate Student Essay Award

Each year, SAMLA is pleased to accept nominations of outstanding graduate student presentations given at at the previous year's conference.

The 2023 award includes a $250 honorarium, publication in the South Atlantic Review, and complimentary conference registration for SAMLA 95 in Atlanta, GA.


Please submit nominations via this form by February 10.


2022 Award Winner

Joshua Cody Ward
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Publishing the Black Arts Movement: Editors, Anthologies, and Canonization"