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Putting pen to paper: JASNA student essay contest now open


Calling all high school, college/university and graduate students worldwide! The Jane Austen Society of North America has released the details of its 2020 Essay Contest, centering on female “villains” in Austen’s novels and juvenilia.

Winners will receive a monetary award — $250 for third place, $500 for second place, and $1,000 for first place — in each of the three divisions (high school, undergraduate, and graduate). In addition, first-place winners will receive free registration and two nights’ lodging to attend the JASNA annual general meeting Oct. 9 to 11 in Cleveland.

For contest topics, submission guidelines, other details, and past winning essays, visit the website. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 1.


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