2017 Call for Papers and Participation

BYU Department of English / Spring 2017 Symposium

Screen Shot 2016-12-14 at 4.20.13 PMPresent your research paper!

Read your creative writing!    Compete for prizes!

On March 23-24, 2017, hundreds will attend the annual BYU English Symposium where English students present their research, share their creative writing, and learn from their peers about “English+” (how to apply English practically).

Don’t miss this major end-of-year showcase.

Plan now to be part of it!

How can you participate?

  • Present your research paper (8-10 pages)
  • Read your creative writing (up to 15 minutes)
  • Compete in the “3MP” contest (3-minute paper http://bit.ly/3MP-info)
  • Be a “My Story” presenter (5-minute PowerPoint about an “English+” experience such as an internship, ORCA grant, Honors thesis, study abroad experience, editorial position, etc.)

Fame, Glory & Prizes!

  • Permanent archiving of student research in BYU’s ScholarsArchive
  • Publication in Criterion, BYU’s journal of literary criticism, for the best research papers
  • Select presentations will be filmed and featured on YouTube and in English dept media
  • Cash awards totalling $800 for winners in the “3MP” competition

Use this form to submit your proposal(s):


Deadline: February 1, 2017.

Questions? Ask on the English Society Facebook Page or contact