Teachers & Writers Collaborative is accepting submissions for the 2013 Bechtel Prize, awarded annually to the author of an exemplary essay on literary arts education. The winner of the award receives a $1,000 honorarium, and the winning essay is published in Teachers & Writers Magazine and on the T&W website.
The 2013 Bechtel Prize winner and finalists will be selected by Susan Orlean, the best-selling author of eight books, including My Kind of Place, The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeup, Saturday Night, and Lazy Little Loafers. Her 1999 book The Orchid Thief was made into the Oscar-winning movie Adaptation. In 2011, Orlean published Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend. Orlean has been a staff writer for the New Yorker since 1992, and her work has also appeared in Esquire, Rolling Stone, Outside, Smithsonian, and the New York Times.
The submission deadline for the 2013 Bechtel Prize is 5:00 PM (Eastern), Monday, July 1, 2013.
See the 2012 Bechtel Prize essay Now Let's Stare at the Purple, by Barbara Flug Colin, at http://www.twc.org/bechtel-prize-winners/.
For full submission guidelines, please go to www.twc.org/magazine/bechtel-prize.