RSAP Book Prize

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The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2019-2020 Book Prize.


The prize is awarded to the best scholarly monograph on the subject of American periodicals published between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020.


The prizewinner will be awarded $1000. The prizewinner and two honorable mentions will also be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society of 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 Book Prize Roundtable held at the 2021 American Literature Association conference. If the conference is held in person, all roundtable participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses related to the conference (up to $1000).


In order to alleviate costs as much as possible and allow for an international panel of scholars to review submissions, we ask that all monographs be submitted in electronic form.


To apply, please email an electronic version of the monograph and a completed registration form to Benjamin Fagan at


The registration form can be found here:


In order to be considered, all submissions must be received by December 15, 2020.