The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven JohnsonThe 2013 winner was Dr. Monica Lalanda of Medicoacuadros. Her illustrations were included in Inflammatory Language: The Rain in Spain.... She received a signed copy of The Best Science Writing Online 2012.
This contest is a great opportunity for students, but anyone can contribute.
Carefully select 300-500 words (or less) and/or an illustration that conveys inflammation. It can be humorous, political, or encompass pop culture or current events, but must be professional. It also needs to be appropriate for viewing/reading by most people.
The overall goal is to accurately inform readers.
Submissions can be sent to thefebrilemuse[at]gmail[dot]com. Please include your byline and link to your website, if you have one. Thank you in advance, and good luck! I look forward to reading your submissions.
Deadline: March 15, 2014 **Contest now closed** no acceptable submissions this year (3/17/14 CMDoran)