2015 SHA Fiction Competition

The Society for Humanistic Anthropology announces our annual ethnographic fiction competition to encourage anthropologists to use alternative literary genres to explore anthropological concerns associated with the four fields of anthropology. Stories should not exceed 20 pages typed double-spaced. There is a limit of one story submission per applicant.

There is no entry fee for this competition.

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Please email your entry as a pdf document to: [email protected] without the author’s name (anonymized), along with a separate cover page with your full name, title of your submission, address, email address and institutional affiliation by May 1, 2015. The anonymous entry pdf must have an additional extra final page that addresses the following query: “what is ethnographic fiction, and what makes this submission ethnographic fiction?”  This statement (of no more 400 words) will be taken into account as the judges make their award selections.

JUDGES: Jessica Falcone, Kamala Visweswaran, and John Wood

Winning entries and honorable mentions will be recognized at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver in November 2015. The first place story will be published in the Society’s journal, Anthropology and Humanism. The first place winner(s) will receive a certificate and award of $100.

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