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Excellence in the Academy Awards Guidelines

Award Submission Guidelines


Manuscripts should be reader-friendly, written for a general audience, and unpublished in print anywhere else. We welcome essays, research pieces, scholarly articles, and narratives. Authors should follow the Chicago Manual of Style (15th edition) in the preparation of manuscripts requiring documentation, using the "humanities style" for endnotes and an alphabetical list of works cited. For general questions such as punctuation, spelling, abbreviations, quotations, obtaining copyright permissions, and reference format for particular kinds of sources, consult the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Ill., 2003).

Please submit entries on a CD and in hard copy (one copy). We can sometimes accommodate email submissions. Contact the editor. Please include name, mailing address, and telephone number on the title page only. The author(s) name(s) and self-citations should not appear on other pages. Articles should be 4,000 words or less, including tables, footnotes, and references.

If your submission is under consideration elsewhere, please inform us at the time you submit the article. If the article is accepted for publication elsewhere, you must withdraw it from consideration by Thougth & Action and the NEA Excellence in the Academy Awards.

Please double space the printed copy, and copy only a single side. Formatting should be limited to paragraph breaks, bold, and italics. We prefer submission in Microsoft Word but can sometimes convert other files. Please specify the word processing program.

Winners will chosen by the Thought & Action Review Panel from the articles published in Thought & Action. Awards will be presented at the annual NEA Higher Education Conference. The judges decisions will be final. Manuscripts will not be returned. All entrants will be notified of the results.

Send submissions to:
Mary Ellen Flannery, Editor
National Education Association
Higher Education Publications
1201 Sixteenth Street, Washington, D.C. 20036.
mflannery@nea.org



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