Early American Literature Invites Nominations of Books for its 2019 Book Prize

December 03, 2018

The editors of Early American Literature are pleased to announce the fifth annual Early American Literature Book Prize, which will be given for an author’s second or subsequent 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.

Monographs published in 2017 or 2018 are eligible for the 2019 prize, which carries a cash award of $2000.

The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2019. Please send a single copy of any books nominated for the 2019 prize to:

EAL Book Prize
c/o Professor Marion Rust
Editor, Early American Literature
Department of English
University of Kentucky
1233 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY 40506

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 Marion Rust at marion.rust@uky.edu.