Exhibit and Advertise at NeMLA


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Why Exhibit at NeMLA?

  • Connect with over 2000 professors, graduate students, and independent scholars in language and literature from across the Northeast US and Eastern Canada
  • Largest of the regional MLAs with over 2500 members
  • Promote your authors! Suggest your authors as potential special events speakers for NeMLA's upcoming conventions
  • Work with the Exhibits Coordinator and a Graduate Fellow, who will curate lists of convention pansl that will be of special interest to your press
  • Returning exhibitors and advertisers receive a 10% discount
  • The Exhibits Room is the heart of NeMLA, the setting for all coffee and snack breaks, as well as the Job Clinic, Undergraduate Research Forum, and Exhibitor-sponsored workshops
  • Exhibits are open every day of the convention
  • #NeMLAsouvenir photo contest encourages our members to buy books and promote them on our social media

Exhibitor Pricing

Graduate Student Caucus President Dana Gavin holds up books purchased at the 51st Annual Convention Exhibit Hall in Boston.

NeMLAcross-the-Miles Basic Package $250

In addition to featuring on convention platform, this package entitles exhibitors the opportunity to:

  • Propose and organize a workshop on publishing, pedagogy, or to promote one of your authors. These will be advertised in our Winter Newsletter.
  • Send one e-mail advertisement to the membership in advance of the convention
  • One advertisement on each of NeMLA’s social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Listing in our convention program and on NeMLA’s Website
  • Participate in NeMLA’s new elevator pitch initiative via Zoom

NeMLAcross-the-Miles Sponsor Package $350

Package includes all of the above plus:

  • three e-mail advertisements to the membership (instead of 1)
  •  two advertisements on each of NeMLA’s social media (Twitter, Facebook Instagram)
  • half page ad in our convention program

2021 exhibitors included:

Exhibitor Workshops

Do you have an author with a forthcoming book or a new service to promote? Exhibitors have the opportunity to offer a workshop at the NeMLA convention. Space is limited, and exhibitors who sign up after November may be asked to share a workshop.

Workshops Offered at the 2021 Convention:

  • "A Discussion on Publishing with Intellect Books," organized by Intellect Books
  • "Publishing Today: A Talk with Publishers," organized by Amherst College Press
  • "Working with Lean Budgets to Improve Digital Pedagogy in a Post-pandemic World," organized by LectureSource, Inc

Workshops Offered at the 2020 Convention:

  • "Shakespearean Cultures: Latin America," featuring João Cezar de Castro Rocha, organized by Michigan State University Press
  • "Intellect's Publishing Bootcamp – Academic Presses: Tips and Strategies," organized by Intellect Books
  • "Supporting Your Class and You: Making Materials Compatible and Marketable with OER," organized by LectureSource, Inc
  • "Pitch to Publication: A Roundtable with Convention Exhibitors," organized by Clemson University Press and featuring exhibitors from additional presses

Workshops Offered at the 2019 Convention:

  • "Don't Take Grants for Granted: How to Pitch Research and Apply for Funding," organized by the Joint National Committee for Languages
  • "Introduction to Literature: Teaching a First-year Course," organized by Universitas Press
  • "Skip the Textbook! Open Resource Texts and Readings," organized by LectureSource, Inc
  • "The Foreign Language Enrollment Solution Room: From Data to Aspiration," organized by the Modern Language Association

The Elevator Pitch!

Members will have the opportunity to sign up ahead of the convention to pitch their book proposal to exhibitors and receive feedback. Exhibitors will be able to choose the pitches they want to hear, offer feedback, and acquire new projects.

The Scholar's Choice

The Northeast Modern Language Association arranges with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our annual conference. Publishers who are unable to attend but wish to have a few titles exhibited can contact The Scholar's Choice. Individual members who wish to have their recently published books on display should have their publishers contact The Scholar's Choice as well.

Mary Lynn Howe, Exhibits Manager
The Scholar’s Choice
6300 West Port Bay Road, Suite 101
Wolcott, NY  14590
(315) 905-4208

Formatting for Advertisements

For the convention program
  • 5.5” x 8.5” (Portrait) @ 300 dpi
  • PDF format
  • Full bleed
  • Black and white only
For Modern Language Studies
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches at 300 dpi
  • PDF, TIF, EPS, or AI (with type in outlines) 
  • Full Bleed (ideally, designer will pull bleeds to 1/8 inch beyond trim marks) 
  • Black and white only
  • Perfect binding (ideally, the designer will leave generous margins in the design)

Future Conventions

53rd Annual Convention

March 10-13, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland
Local Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University
Hotel: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

54th Annual Convention

March 23-26, 2023
Niagara Falls, NY
Local Sponsor: University at Buffalo, College of Arts and Sciences
Hotel: Sheraton/Westin


Please feel free to contact NeMLA’s Exhibitor Fellow at nemla.exhibit@gmail.com with any questions concerning the convention or registration process, or to receive the returning exhibitor 10% discount code.