Submissions will be accepted from any student currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program, regardless of discipline. Essays should be in English between 2,500 and 3,500 words and should address topics that lie within the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies and that potentially impact libraries, including (though not limited to) resources available for the study of religion and theology, digital techniques, and tools for research in the area of religious or theological studies, and trends in academic librarianship.
Students interested in submitting are encouraged to review the archives of the journal to understand the scope of the publication. All submissions should follow the guidelines outlined on the journal’s website.
The essay contest winner will be selected by the editorial board based on the clarity of the argument, the quality of the contribution to librarianship in general and theological librarianship in particular, and the relevance of the subject matter for the journal’s readers. The winning essay will be published in the essay section of the Fall 2020 issue of Theological Librarianship.
The author of the winning essay will receive a 500 USD cash prize and a travel stipend to attend the Atla Annual 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. Proof of current graduate or undergraduate enrollment will be required upon notification of selection as the winner of the contest. Submissions are due no later than June 1, 2020, and should be submitted through the online portal at http://theolib.atla.com.
More information is available here.