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 2020 award includes a $250 honorarium, publication in the South Atlantic Review, and complimentary conference registration for SAMLA 92 in Jacksonville, FL.


The nomination deadline for the 2020 edition of this award has passed.


2019 Award Winner

Alexander Ashland
University of Iowa

“Figures Cannot Lie: Documenting Novel Sources in Antebellum U.S. Literature"