Early American Literature Invites Nominations of First Books for Its 2018 Book Prize

May 16, 2018

The editors of Early American Literature are pleased to announce the fourth annual Early American Literature Book Prize, which will be given for a first academic monograph about American literature in the colonial period through the early republic (roughly 1830). The prize is offered in collaboration with the University of North Carolina Press, the Society of Early Americanists, and the MLA's Forum on American Literature to 1800.

First monographs published in 2016 or 2017 are eligible for the 2018 prize, which carries a cash award of $2000. 

The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018. Please send a single copy of any books nominated for the 2018 prize to:

EAL Book Prize
c/o Professor Sandra M. Gustafson
Editor, Early American Literature
Department of English
University of Notre Dame
356 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Additional copies of books that make the short list may be requested from the publisher.

The book prize selection committee consists of the journal's editor, advisory editor, and book review editor, as well as one representative from the SEA, appointed by the SEA executive committee, and one representative from the executive committee for the MLA's forum on American literature to 1800.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Sandra M. Gustafson at Gustafson.6@nd.edu.