Exhibit and Advertise at Our Convention

Exhibit Hall
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Salons I-J

Thursday, March 11, 1-5 PM
Friday, March 12, 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday, March 13, 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday, March 14, 8 AM-12 PM


At its 52nd annual convention, NeMLA expects 1,800 higher education professionals from throughout the northeastern U.S. and Canada as well as from across the pond to attend over 400 sessions that examine British, American, German, French, Italian, and Hispanic literatures, women's studies and literary theory, cultural studies, and film. Our annual convention is your chance to reach them!

We encourage local, national, and international publishers and presses, academic institutions, and scholarly organizations to take advantage of our exhibitor and advertising opportunities.

Why NeMLA?

Graduate Student Caucus President Dana Gavin holds up books purchased at the 51st Annual Convention Exhibit Hall in Boston.
  • The Exhibit area is centrally located in the main convention hotel next to the Registration area.
  • Continental breakfasts and afternoon breaks are served in the Exhibit area to ensure maximum foot traffic.
  • Returning exhibitors enjoy a 10% discount.
  • NeMLA features exhibitor information in the program, in the newsletter, and online.
  • NeMLA organizers consult with exhibitors about books that will be relevant to our special events, conference theme, and workshops.
  • Exhibitors can present at the convention at a discounted membership and registration rate.
  • Recent exhibitors have included: Broadview Press, Penn State University Press, Penguin Group, The Scholar's Choice, Modern Language Association, and Intellect Books.
  • Exhibitors have the opportunity to propose and organize workshops at the annual convention.

NeMLA 2021 Exhibitor Info

The exhibit hall will be hosted at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia, hosted by University of Pennsylvania.

Registration deadline: February 5, 2021
To register, use username: vendor, password: nemla15

Exhibit Hall Location and Hours

NeMLA 2020 Boston special event speaker Joseph Valente holds up a copy of the book "Between Seduction and Inspiration: Man" by Jean Laplanche, available at the convention's exhibit hall.

Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, Salons I-J

Thursday, March 11, 1-5 PM
Friday, March 12, 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday, March 13, 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday, March 14, 8 AM-12 PM

Exhibitor Pricing


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. It may be possible for your recently-published books to be included in their display. Publishers who are unable to attend, but wish to have a few titles exhibited should contact The Scholar's Choice.

Please refer to the guidelines below:

“Any members interested in having their book displayed at the upcoming NeMLA meeting should contact their publisher as soon as possible to see if they would be willing to send the book for the exhibit.  Requests from the presses will be accepted until March 1 or until the table space has filled. The Scholar’s Choice displays on behalf of the publishers and all requests must come from them, not the individual authors. If they don’t already have it, the press may request the appropriate paperwork by emailing Mary Lynn Howe.”

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

Ship with FedEx at the Marriott Downtown Philadelphia

Shipping, deliveries, and printing services are available at the FedEx inside the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown.

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)

Exhibitor-sponsored Workshops!

Do you have an author with a book coming out or a new service you would like to promote? All exhibitors will now have the opportunity to offer a workshop at the NeMLA convention. NeMLA will promote your workshop as part of our Professionalization Initiatives, and convention attendees will have the opportunity to pre-register. Space is limited, and exhibitors who sign up after November 1, 2020, may be asked to share a workshop and may not be included in the workshops listed in our Winter 2021 newsletter. For more information, please email Claire Sommers, Promotions, Exhibits, and Professionalization Coordinator.

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
  • "The Foreign Language Enrollment Solution Room: From Data to Aspiration," organized by the Modern Language Association

2020 Participating Exhibitors

51st Anniversary Convention Exhibitors and Advertisers included:

Sponsoring Exhibitors

Intellect Books


Michigan State University Press

Modern Language Association

Pennsylvania State University Press

The Unconscious in Translation


Amherst College Press
Clemson University Press
Harvard Bookstore
Lexington Books

McFarland & Company
The Scholar's Choice
Universitas Press


Liverpool University Press

UMass Lowell

Future Conventions

53rd Annual Convention

March 10-13, 2022
Baltimore, Maryland
Hotel: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront


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.