NeMLA awards two Book Prizes every year for:
Manuscripts cannot be under review at a press.
For consideration, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 15.
The NeMLA book committee may opt not to give an award any given year if the manuscripts are not ready for publication.
The prizes include:
The winners will be announced at the Sunday membership business meeting at NeMLA's annual convention.
Patrick Thomas Henry is the fiction and poetry editor for Modern Language Studies. His short stories and essays have recently appeared in Carolina Quarterly, West Branch online, JMWW, Sundog, and North Dakota Quarterly, amongst others. His work was also selected for inclusion in Best Microfiction 2020. The manuscript of his short story collection, Practice for Becoming a Ghost: Stories, was selected by Jean McGarry as the winner of the 2022 NeMLA Creative Writing Book Award; the manuscript was also a semifinalist for the 2022 Iron Horse Literary Review/Texas Tech University Press First Book Prize. He is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Creative Writing in the English Department at the University of North Dakota. Find him online at patrickthomashenry.com or on Twitter.