Book Prize

Nominations

Call for MSA Book Prize Nominations

The Modernist Studies Association seeks nominations for this year's MSA Book Prize. The prize is given each year to a work that makes a significant contribution to modernist studies. The recipient will receive $1000 plus up to $600 toward travel expenses to the upcoming MSA conference, where the award will be presented.

Instructions

To nominate a book for the MSA Book Prize, please contact the publisher to ask that they arrange for a copy of the nominated book be sent to each of the three committee members:

  • Professor Sanja Bahun, 7 Londinium Road, Colchester CO27NU, United Kingdom
  • Professor Maria DiBattista, 99 Red Hill Road, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
  • Professor Janet Poole, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, 130 St. George St., Room 14080, Toronto, ON, M5S 3H1, Canada

Please let the publisher know that books must be received by committee members no later than 1 April. Books arriving after that date may be considered for the prize but are not guaranteed consideration. Self-nomination is strongly encouraged, as it saves a step in the process and helps assure timely receipt of books. Whether a book is nominated by the author or by someone else plays no role in the Committee's deliberations.

Please note also that books published in years other than the ones mentioned above (2018) are ineligible. Submissions will not be returned.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated books are strongly encouraged to not be the author’s first book (and not including editions, collections, or anthologies), though they need not necessarily be single-authored
  • Nominated books must bear a copyright date of the preceding year (e.g., for the 2019 Prize, the copyright date must be 2018, regardless of when the book actually appeared). This provision applies even if a new edition (paperback or revised, for example) was published in the award year.
  • Nominated authors need not be members of the MSA
  • A book may be nominated only once, either for this prize or for the MSA First Book Prize.

MSA Book Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection

The Modernist Studies Association seeks nominations for its Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collection Prize. This prize is awarded biannually to a book published in the previous two years. A panel of judges determines the book that made the most significant contribution to modernist studies. The winner receives $1,000 plus up to $600 toward travel expenses to the MSA Conference, where the award is presented.

Instructions

To nominate a book for the MSA Edition, Anthology or Essay Collection Prize, please contact the publisher to ask that they arrange for a copy of the nominated book be sent to each of the three committee members:

  • Professor Loren Glass, English Department, 308 English-Philosophy Building, Iowa City, IA 52242-1492
  • Professor Miranda Hickman, Department of English, 853 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC H3A 0G5, CANADA
  • Professor Joshua L. Miller, Associate Professor, Dept. of English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, 3187 Angell Hall, 435 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Please let the publisher know that books must be received by committee members no later than 1 April. Books arriving after that date may be considered for the prize but are not guaranteed consideration. Self-nomination is strongly encouraged, as it saves a step in the process and helps assure timely receipt of books. Whether a book is nominated by the author or by someone else plays no role in the Committee's deliberations.

Self-nomination is strongly encouraged, as it saves a step in the process and helps assure timely receipt of books. Whether a book is nominated by the author or by someone else plays no role in the Committee's deliberations.

Please note also that books published in years other than the ones mentioned above (2017-18) are ineligible. Submissions will not be returned.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated books do not necessarily be single-authored
  • Nominated books must bear a copyright date of the preceding two years (e.g., for the 2019 Prize, the copyright date must be 2018 or 2017, regardless of when the book actually appeared). This provision applies even if a new edition (paperback or revised, for example) was published in the award year.
  • Nominated authors need not be members of the MSA
  • A book may be nominated only once.

MSA First Book Prize

The Modernist Studies Association seeks nominations for its First Book Prize. This prize is awarded annually to a first book published in the previous year. A panel of judges determines the book that made the most significant contribution to modernist studies. The winner receives $1,000 plus up to $600 toward travel expenses to the MSA Conference, where the award is presented.

Instructions

To nominate a book for the MSA First Book Prize, please contact the publisher to ask that they arrange for a copy of the nominated book be sent to each of the three committee members:

  • Professor Brian Glavey, Department of English, University of South Carolina, 1620 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208
  • Professor Julia Jordan, Department of English Language and Literature, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
  • Professor Aarthi Vadde, Department of English, Duke University, 314 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

Please let the publisher know that books must be received by committee members no later than 1 April. Books arriving after that date may be considered for the prize but are not guaranteed consideration. Self-nomination is strongly encouraged, as it saves a step in the process and helps assure timely receipt of books. Whether a book is nominated by the author or by someone else plays no role in the Committee's deliberations.

Please note also that books published in years other than the ones mentioned above (2018) are ineligible. Submissions will not be returned.

Eligibility:

  • Nominated books must be the author’s first book (not including editions, collections, or anthologies), though they need not necessarily be single-authored
  • Nominated books must bear a copyright date of the preceding year (e.g., for the 2019 Prize, the copyright date must be 2018, regardless of when the book actually appeared). This provision applies even if a new edition (paperback or revised, for example) was published in the award year.
  • Nominated authors need not be members of the MSA
  • A book may be nominated only once, either for this prize or for the MSA Book Prize.