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Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 47.3 (2004) 474

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$1,000 Writing Award

The Dwight J. Ingle Young Writers Award, in memory of the journal's founder, will be given for the best essay submitted in competition between Septem- ber 1, 2004, and January 1, 2005, by an author under the age of 40.

Rules of the Competition

Any biological or medical subject will qualify. Research reports and literature reviews will not be considered. Essays are not to exceed 7,500 words and cannot have been published previously. The writer must be under 40 years of age on January 1, 2005. Multiple authorship is permitted if each author meets the age requirement; in this case, the prize will be divided.

Essays should be submitted in electronic format, as an e-mail attachment, to Robert Perlman, Editor, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine <>. They must conform as closely as possible to the journal's style (see "Notes to Contributors"). Authors should state that the manuscript is being submitted for the Dwight J. Ingle Young Writers Award and should enclose a brief curriculum vitae. Early submission is encouraged.

All submissions will be considered for publication in the journal. Essays will be judged on the basis of originality, the merit of ideas, and literary style. If, in the opinion of the judges, no essay merits an award, none will be made.

The winner of the last Dwight Ingle Young Writers Competition was Alice Domurat Dreger, of Michigan State University, whose prize-winning essay, "Jarring Bodies: Thoughts on the Display of Unusual Anatomies," was published in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 43(2):161-72. A revised version of this essay comprises chapter four of One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal (Harvard University Press, 2004).

The winner will be announced and the winning essay published in the Summer 2005 issue of the journal.



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