We encourage you to review the format and requirements in this year's call for essays to prepare your future submissions.
The INS, in collaboration with the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA), is pleased to announce that the Neurothics Essay Contest is now open to high school students!
But if your work was published in an online journal, consider it your responsibility to get your work to The Best American Essays editors.
Here’s what series editor Robert Atwan writes regarding online publications in his forward to : “Editors of online magazines and literary bloggers should not assume that appropriate work will be seen; they are invited to submit printed copies of the essays to the address above.
You can see complete guidelines for Submissions for the 2017 volume here.
Note that Best American Essays is the second entry on this list of guidelines.
Editors will not consider essays sent in pre-publication manuscript form.
(In other words, don’t send them your personal word or pdf file.
If you’ve had an essay published in a literary magazine in 2016, it’s worth the effort to make sure that your work is considered for .
If you were published in a print journal, there’s a good chance the editors of that journal sent issues directly to Best American Essays editors for consideration.