NeMLA awards two Book Prizes every year for:
- the best unpublished book-length manuscript on any of NeMLA's focal literatures, languages, media, or cultures
- the best unpublished fiction book in English
Manuscripts cannot be under review at a press.
For consideration, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15.
- A copy of the manuscript
- An overview of the proposed book (2 to 3 single-spaced pages)
- A round-up of competing books
- A brief explanation of the uniqueness of the proposed project
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:
- A $500 cash prize
- NeMLA's assistance with contacting presses about the publication of their manuscripts (at the winners' discretion).
The winners will be announced at the Sunday membership business meeting at NeMLA's annual convention.