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The ACLA Executive Board is pleased to announce our new First Book Subvention Program. This program is designed for ACLA-member authors who require subventions to ensure publication of their first books. The ACLA will award up to $10,500 in subventions each year with up to three awards of $3,500 each. These subventions will be awarded on a competitive basis to first-time book authors. Applicants who have already secured provisional contracts from established academic presses will be given special consideration, but a provisional contract is not a requirement for the award. Subventions will be paid directly to the press.
Please make sure to follow these instructions to the letter to ensure that your application is received and processed. Please compile the following documents. Label each file with the document name, followed by the applicant’s last name and first name.
Applications must be submitted online by January 5, 2019. Applications will be reviewed by the ACLA Publications Committee in consultation with the Executive Board. Decisions will be final. The awards will be announced at the ACLA convention.
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JANUARY 21, 2019
If you have questions, please direct them to the chair of the publication committee Monica Popescu (email@example.com) and must carry the subject line: “ACLA Helen Tartar Book Subvention".
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Helen Tartar Book Subvention award:
2016 - Sarah Dowling, Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Washington Bothell, "Remote Intimacies: Multilingualism and the Poetics of Personhood"
Cedric Tolliver, Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Houston, "Of Vagabonds and Fellow Travelers: African Diaspora Literary Culture and the Cultural Cold War"
Damon Young, Dept. of French and Film/Media, University of California, Berkeley, "Making Sex Public: Cinema, Sex, and the Social" (University of California, Berkeley, 2013)
2015 - Jessie Labov, Associate Professor, Ohio State University, "Transatlantic Central Europe: Contesting Geography and Redefining Culture Beyond the Nation" (CEU Press, 2016).
2014 - Erika Boekeler, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, "Playful Letters: The Dramatization of the Alphabet in the Renaissance" (University of Iowa Press, 2017)
Nathaniel Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Northern Michigan University, "The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)", (Lexington Books, 2014)
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