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Submissions Overview

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Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions

Deadline: Monday, November 15, 11:59 p.m.


Submission Guidelines

Submission Instructions

Deadline: Wednesday, December 15, 11:59 p.m.

Panel Submissions

Submissions Deadline

The deadline for panel submissions is Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 11:59 p.m.

The submission link for panels will be available October 15.

Note: If you are submitting a paper, follow the guidelines and instructions under: Paper Submissions.

Panel Submission Guidelines

Students, faculty members, and Alumni Epsilon Chapter members* may propose panels on suggested topics or topics of  general interest to both the discipline and the Society. Panel presentations may be either 50 minutes or 75 minutes in length.

A chapter is permitted a maximum of two panel submissions. All proposed panels must be submitted online by December 15, 2010.

* Sigma Tau Delta members no longer affiliated with a college or university chapter must be members of the Sigma Tau Delta Alumni Epsilon Chapter to present at the convention.


Suggested topics are:

- Lorene Cary/Black Ice (together or separate)
- Pittsburgh's literary scene (past or present)
- Writers and causes
- Young adult literature
- New voices in literature/
  changing voices in literature since 1900
- Convention theme "Beyond Words"
- Sigma Tau Delta and service to the community

Topics will also be considered from other subjects that can best be explored in interactive, round-table discussions. Panels are not meant to be sets of correlated essays.

Document Format

Create a Word document using your title as the file name and save the file as a .doc or .docx. Your document must contain the following information:

Instructions for Panel Submissions

The online link will be available October 15, 2010.

Step 1: Sign In

Step 2: Authors

Step 3: Add Submission

- Membership Type
- Chapter State
- Chapter School
- Academic Level
- Sponsor Name
- Sponsor Email Address

Step 4: Review

Additional Submissions

Repeat the submission process to add a second submission. You can also exit and add a second submission at a later date.


Questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to sigmaoffice@niu.edu.

Submission Confirmations

Submitters will receive confirmations and acceptances through email using the email address associated with their account. Therefore it is vital that submitters keep their email addresses active through March 2011.

Please check your confirmation and retain it. The confirmation email will include a four digit number that may be used as a reference in future communications.

Acceptance and Denial Notifications

Acceptance and denial notifications will be emailed by January 30, 2010.