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Call for Papers & Panels

List of Accepted Papers and Panels as of January 16 

Paper Submissions:
Guidelines DOC Form
Panel Proposals: Guidelines DOC Form
Paper & Panel Submission Policies  
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Guidelines for Paper Submissions

All currently-enrolled members of Sigma Tau Delta and Sigma Kappa Delta, and Alumni Epsilon chapter members, are invited to submit critical essays, creative nonfiction, original poetry, fiction, drama/ screenplays, panel proposals and/or works focusing on the common reader, Kim Edward’s The Secrets of a Fire King, to be considered for inclusion on the annual convention program. Essays on any topic of interest in the discipline are welcome; essays on the works of our featured speakers are especially encouraged. To be considered, paper submissions must conform to the following guidelines:
N.B.: Submissions not meeting the stated requirements will not be considered.

Guidelines for Panel Proposals

We encourage students, faculty sponsors, and Alumni Epsilon chapter members to propose panels on topics of general interest to both the discipline and the society. Panel presentations will be 75 minutes in length and might consider such topics as chapter activities, service projects, service learning, graduate school and/or career options, pedagogical issues surrounding canon formation or assessment, etc.; that is, topics that can best be explored in interactive, round-table discussions. Panels are not meant to be sets of correlated essays. For assistance in developing panel proposals, please contact Convention Chair, Shannin Schroeder, at

Submission Policies

Convention Registration

Everyone attending the convention, including presenters and panelists, must register for the convention. Those registering by February 5, 2008, will receive an early-registration discount. Those registering after the deadline will pay the full fee. See the convention registration for details.

Mail paper submissions and panel proposals to:

Shannin Schroeder
Department of English – Sigma Tau Delta
Southern Arkansas University
100 E. University
Magnolia, AR 71754-9257

Questions? Email Convention Chair, Shannin Schroeder, at
Postmark Deadline: November 14, 2007