The Association for Informal Logic and Critical Thinking invites submissions for their 2009 A Essay Prize. Value: $300 U.S. The prize-winning paper will be published in Informal Logic, contingent upon meeting the conditions specified in the prize’s notice, available at http://ailact.mcmaster.ca/. Papers related to the teaching or theory of informal logic or critical thinking, and papers on argumentation theory, will be considered for the prize. Authors need not be members of AILACT. Previously unpublished papers, and papers published in the past three years (2006-2008), are eligible. Maximum length: 6,000 words. To submit a paper, attach a PDF file to an email with AILACT ESSAY ENTRY on the “subject” line and send it to Prof. Derek Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a covering note giving your name and a mailing address. Please send the paper ready for blind-reviewing. The deadline for receipt of submissions now is October 31, 2009.