Postcolonial Studies Essay Award

Deadline: December 15

The Northeast Modern Language Association is proud to announce that it is sponsoring a special essay prize for a revised paper in Postcolonial Studies presented at one of the previous two NeMLA Conventions. This prize offers a $100 cash award, and prize-winning essays will automatically be considered for publication by Modern Language Studies. All essays are subject to MLS’s double-blind review.

Submitted essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (there is a 10,000 word limit, notes and works cited included). All essays are to be expanded from the original papers presented at the most recent convention. Unrevised paper presentations are not accepted and will be returned. The essay should be original, unpublished and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

The author’s name, address, academic affiliation and brief bio should appear only on a separate cover sheet. Submissions not meeting these criteria may not be considered for an award. Essays and cover pages should be attached in the email as separate Microsoft Word document files. Please email submissions by December 15 to