Exhibit and Advertise at Our Convention

Exhibit Hall
Marriott Copley Place, Salon E

Thursday, March 5, 1-5 PM
Friday, March 6, 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday, March 7, 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday, March 8, 8 AM-12 PM


At its 51st 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?

  • 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 2020 Exhibitor Info

The exhibit hall will be hosted at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, hosted by Boston University.

Registration deadline: February 5, 2020
To register, use username: vendor, password: nemla15

Exhibit Hall Location and Hours

Marriott Copley Place, Salon E

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 1-5 PM
Friday, March 6, 2020, 8 AM-5 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8 AM-5 PM
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 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 Copley Place

Shipping, deliveries, and printing services are available at the FedEx inside the Marriott Copley Place. More information is available below.

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)

Call for Speakers

Promote Your Authors at Future Conventions!

At NeMLA, we understand how valuable the partnership is between our members and the publishing companies who promote their work. Every year, we provide our members with a wide array of special speakers at the convention, and we are inviting you to help us connect with your authors as potential speakers at NeMLA. It is a fantastic opportunity to connect with more than 1800 professors, graduate students, and independent scholars, and to sell books. Guest speakers enjoy free convention registration, NeMLA membership, and an honorarium.

Publishers or authors wishing to explore opportunities at the conventions listed below are invited to email Executive Director Carine Mardorossian.

New for the 2020 Convention: 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 may be asked to share a workshop and may not be included in the workshops listed in our Winter 2020 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, Friday, March 6, 4:45-6:15 PM, Marriott Copley Place, Black Bay Conference Center
  • "Intellect's Publishing Bootcamp – Academic Presses: Tips and Strategies," organized by Intellect Books, Friday, March 6, 10-11:30 AM, Marriott Copley Place, Salon E
  • "Supporting Your Class and You: Making Materials Compatible and Marketable with OER," organized by LectureSource, Inc, Friday, March 6, 3-4:30 PM, Marriott Copley Place, Salon E
  • "Pitch to Publication: A Roundtable with Convention Exhibitors," organized by Clemson University Press and featuring exhibitors from additional presses, Friday, March 6, 11:45 AM-1 PM, Marriott Copley Place, Salon E

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 include:

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

51st Annual Convention

March 5-8, 2020
Boston, MA
Host: Boston University
Hotel: Boston Marriott Copley Place

52nd Annual Convention

March 11-14, 2021
Philadelphia, PA
Hotel: Marriott Philadelphia Downtown

53rd Annual Convention

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

Promote Your Book!

At NeMLA, we are proud of our members’ accomplishments, and we would like to list your book on our website and advertise it on site at our annual convention. We hope to facilitate networking among our attending authors by displaying their research and flyers in our Exhibit Hall. 

If you would like your information on our web site, please email us your name, book title, publisher, and date of publication. If you are an author, please bring flyers promoting your recent book to display in our Exhibit Hall. Please make sure your flyer lists the time and place of your session so attendees can meet you in person!


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.