The editors of Early American Literature are pleased to announce the annual Early American Literature Book Prize, which will be given in 2024 for an author’s 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 Early American Literature.
Monographs published in 2022 or 2023 are eligible for the 2024 prize, which carries a cash award of $2000.
The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2024. Please send the name of the book, author, year published, and the book’s press website URL to: email@example.com.
Hard copies of books that make the short list will be requested from the publisher. The book prize selection committee consists of the journal’s editors, as well as one representative from the SEA executive committee and one representative from the executive committee for the MLA’s Forum on Early American literature.