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Jamie Bishop Memorial Award – The International Asociation for the Fantastic in the Arts

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Jamie Bishop (Christopher James Bishop, 1971-2007) was the son of Michael Bishop, an US award-winning science fiction writer, and Jeri Whitaker Bishop, an elementary-school counselor; Jamie grew up in Pine Mountain, Georgia, USA, the family’s hometown since 1974, and attended school there as well as in Athens, Georgia, USA, and in both Kiel and Heidelberg, Germany. Jamie was an artist and a craftsman as well as an instructor of the German language at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA (Virginia Tech). He was among those killed in the Virginia Tech massacre of April 16, 2007.

The annual “Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for an Essay Not in English” was established by The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts as a prize for an essay on the subject of science fiction or speculative fiction not written in English, open to students and scholars presenting papers at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

September 1st 2013 is the deadline for submissions to  The International Asociation for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)’s 8th annual Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for a critical essay on the fantastic written in a language other than English.

The International Asociation for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) defines the fantastic to include science fiction, folklore, and related genres in literature, drama, film, art and graphic design, and related disciplines.
For more information on the award and on past winners, please see http://iafa.highpoint.edu/awards/jamie-bishop-memorial-award/ (please note the updated submission criteria, below).

Submission criteria:
•Essays should be of high scholarly quality, as if for publication in an academic journal.
•We consider essays from 3,000-10,000 words in length (including notes and bibliography).
•Essays may be unpublished scholarship submitted by the author, or already published work nominated either by the author or another scholar (in which case the author’s permission should be obtained before submission).
•Essays must have been written and (when applicable) published in the original language within the last three years prior to submission.
•An abstract in English must accompany all submissions; an English translation of the title of the essay should also be included.
•Only one essay per person may be submitted each year.
•Submissions must be made electronically in Word format.

Prize: $250 U.S. and one year’s free membership in The International Asociation for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) to be awarded at the annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts held each March. Winning essays may be posted on  The International Asociation for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) website in the original language and/or considered for publication in the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (http://www.fantastic-arts.org/jfa/) should they be translated into English.

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to:
Rachel Haywood Ferreira
Department of World Languages and Cultures
3102 Pearson Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011 USA
Email: rachelhf[at]iastate.edu
http://iafa.highpoint.edu/awards/jamie-bishop-memorial-award/

© The International Asociation for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA)

Jamie Bishop Memorial Award Winners & Finalists

2013WinnerEzequiel De Rosso
FinalistsPaweł Frelik, Mariano Martín Rodríguez
Semi-finalistFernando Ángel Moreno
2012WinnerPampa Olga Arán
FinalistJuan Carlos Toledano Redondo
Semi-finalistsSophie Beaulé, Alfredo Suppia
2011WinnerAlejo Steimberg
2010WinnerPablo Brescia
2009WinnerSandor Klapcsik
2008WinnerMaría Beatriz Cóceres
2007WinnerCarlos Abraham
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