Call for Entries - Annual Writing Award

The NCSPP Board invites current and recently graduated students and early-career clinicians with up to two years licensure to submit original papers to be considered for the NCSPP Annual Writing Award. This award offers graduate students and new clinicians who have not published the opportunity to publish in the NCSPP journal, fort da, and present the winning paper at an NCSPP Scientific Meeting with invited discussants. Also, NCSPP will award the winning author $250. 

We invite papers that contain original thinking and creatively address topics from a psychoanalytic perspective. They may be theoretical, clinical, or interdisciplinary and should make use of psychoanalytic ideas to further the author's argument. The integration of psychoanalytic theory with clinical material should extend beyond case reporting to include theoretical or technical hypotheses. We especially welcome essays that contain interdisciplinary and culturally diverse perspectives. We will judge papers on psychoanalytic content, writing ability and style, integration of theoretical concepts, and original thinking. Previous award winning papers are available on the NCSPP website. 

The deadline for submitting papers is October 31 for that year. Papers received after October 31 will be considered for the following year. All papers received will be blind reviewed by fort da Editorial Committee Members. 

Papers should be in submitted digitally in Microsoft Word format, typed double-space, and should not exceed 4000 words. For the purpose of anonymous review, the submitted paper itself should only include a title heading. In a separate document, the author should submit a cover letter, including the paper's title and the author's name, address, telephone number, email, and a brief bio. Authors should email the two documents to Loong Kwok:

The winning paper will be announced in December.

Please share this information with any graduate students and early career clinicians whom you know.