EXTENDED DEADLINE: 2019 WIGS Book Prize Competition (1st October)

The deadline for the 2019 WIGS Book Prize competition has been extended to 1 October 2019. Eligible ECRs are warmly encouraged to apply! Please see Ts&Cs below. Please note that we are unable to accept proposals for books already under contract /in production.

Women in German Studies Book Prize

Women in German Studies are delighted to announce their prize for first books, sponsored by Peter Lang. Members of WIGS who are preparing their first book for publication are encouraged to submit proposals. All topics within German Studies are welcome. The winning book will be selected by the WIGS committee and a prize award of £150 will be provided by Peter Lang to the winner at the annual WIGS conference.

The Call for Book Proposals will be published annually on the WIGS blog. The general guidelines are:

1. T&Cs – This yearly competition is open to all members of Women in German Studies who have not yet published a book, with the exception of committee members. It is possible to join the society when sending in submissions.

2. Dates – Book proposals should be submitted by 1 October 2019. Presentation of the prize-winning proposal and award ceremony at the Women in German Studies annual meeting, which this year will be held at University College Dublin, 8-9 November 2019.

3. Prize – The prize consists of £150 for the winner.

4. Entry Specifications – Proposals must be for a book in either English or German;

(a)    The proposed book must be an original work of which the entrant is the author or the scholarly editor and translator; in the latter case, a substantial introduction and commentary should be part of it;

(b)   The proposal must consist of an abstract (both in English and in German), CV and a sample chapter between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, to be submitted electronically as Word documents, with numbered pages, to the Secretary of WIGS by the deadline.

5. Judges – The committee of WIGS will decide on the winning proposal; the top choices will also be considered by the commissioning editor for Peter Lang’s publishing programme, including Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly’s Women, Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Culture series.

Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to the Secretary of WIGS (Catherine Smale, catherine.smale[at]kcl.ac.uk).

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