Research Society for American Periodicals Article Prize 2020-21

Agatha Beins Discussion

The Research Society for American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2020-21 Article Prize.

The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021. RSAP takes an expansive view of “periodicals” and will consider any article that focuses on serial publications in print or digital form in the Americas, broadly construed. We also welcome submissions from any field or discipline.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2016 are eligible to apply.

The prizewinner will be awarded $1000. The prizewinner and two honorable mentions will be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society for American Periodicals, which includes a subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals.

The winner and two honorable mentions will be invited to participate in an RSAP Article Prize Roundtable held at the 2022 American Literature Association conference, to be held from May 26-29 in Chicago, IL. All roundtable participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses related to the conference (up to $1000).

To apply, please email a .pdf version of the article and a completed registration form to Tim Lanzendörfer (Heisenberg Research Professor, Goethe University, Frankfurt) at  

The registration form can be found here: Download RSAP Article Prize 2021 Registration Form. In order to be considered, all submissions must be received by December 15, 2021.

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