Russ Shafer-Landau has just announced a Call for Papers for a new paper
competition: the Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics. The winner of the prize will receive $8,000, present his or
her paper at the upcoming Wisconsin Metaethics Workshop
(, and have the winning
paper included in a forthcoming volume of Oxford Studies in
. Details below the fold.


Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics

In keeping with its mission of encouraging and recognizing
excellence in
philosophy, The Marc Sanders Foundation seeks to highlight the
importance of
ongoing support for the work of younger scholars. As part of this
the Foundation has dedicated resources to an ongoing essay
designed to promote excellent research and writing in metaethics
on the part of
younger scholars.

The Marc Sanders Prize in Metaethics is an annual essay
competition open to
scholars who are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or
students who
are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars
may also be
eligible, and should direct inquiries to the Editor of Oxford
Studies in
Russ Shafer-Landau, at
The award for the prizewinning essay is $8,000, and winning essays
will be
published in Oxford Studies in Metaethics. The recipient
of the award
will be expected to present his or her paper at the Annual
Wisconsin Metaethics
Workshop, this year held on September 27-29 at the University of
More information about the Workshop can be found at

Submitted essays must present original research in metaethics. 
should be between 7,500 and 12,000 words.  Since winning essays
appear in Oxford Studies in Metaethics, submissions
must not be under
review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize,
submissions must be
received, electronically, by August 1st 2013
will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that
might disclose
their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by
e-mail. The
winner will be determined by a committee of members of the
Editorial Board of Oxford
Studies in Metaethics
and will be announced by mid-