The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.
The entry requirements and rules are as follows:
- The Adaptation Essay Prize is open to anyone currently registered for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree on any subject within Adaptation Studies. The winner’s student status verification will be requested from their academic supervisor or head of department.
- Essays are to be no longer than 4,000 words, inclusive of all footnotes and references and should conform to Adaptation house style.
- The submission must be accompanied by an abstract summarising the principal arguments and making clear the relevance of the article to the competition topic.
- Permission must be obtained for the reproduction of illustrations and quotations from copyrighted material.
- The closing date for entries will be 1 April 2017. The trustees of the Association of Adaptation Studies will read all entries, which will be assessed anonymously. All entries will be subject to the normal Adaptation standards of refereeing and editorial review.
- Entries submitted to the Adaptation Essay Prize must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- It is a condition of entry that all entrants will be prepared to grant an exclusive license to the Journal, which is operated on the Journal’s behalf by the Publisher if accepted for publication.
- The decision of the judges will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into by the Editors.
- No alternative prizes will be available
- There is no runner-up prize, but the editors may commission for publication any entries that are highly commended by the judges.
- In the unlikely event that, in the judges’ opinion, the material submitted is not of a suitable standard, no prize or prizes will be awarded.
- Publication of the winning paper in a volume of Adaptation
- A year’s free print and online subscription to Adaptation
- Other entries of sufficient quality may be invited to publish in the journal.