Awards for Published Work

AWARDS FOR PUBLISHED WORK

Award / Funder: Cleveland Foundation / Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to Honor Works for Addressing Racism and Diversity
Description: The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and/or the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. There are two awards, one for a work of fiction or poetry and one for a work of nonfiction, biography, or scholarly research. Only books written in English and published in the preceding calendar year are eligible. Plays and screenplays are not eligible, nor are works in progress. Manuscripts and self-published works are not eligible, and no grants are made for completing or publishing manuscripts.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted September 1 through December 31.
Link: http://www.anisfield-wolf.org/

Award / Funder Modern Language Association – William Sanders Scarborough Prize
Description: Awarded annually for an outstanding scholarly study of black American literature or culture published the previous year. Books that are primarily translations will not be considered.
Deadline: 5/1/2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/prizeinfo_wss

Award / Funder: Poetry Society of America Annual Awards – George Bogin Memorial Award
Description: Established by the family and friends of George Bogin for a selection of four or five poems that use language in an original way to reflect the encounter of the ordinary and the extraordinary and to take a stand against oppression in any of its forms
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/awards/annual/individual/

Award / Funder: Modern Language Association – Annual Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize
Description: For an outstanding book published in English or Spanish in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and cultures that enhance understanding of the interrelations among literature, the other arts, and society and that offer fresh perspectives on the field.
Deadline: 5/1/2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/prizeinfo_kovacs

Award / Funder: Annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for French and Francophone Studies / Modern Language Association 
Description: For an outstanding scholarly work in the field of French or francophone linguistic or literary studies, including works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory
Deadline: May 1, 2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/resources/awards/awards_submissions/awards_competitions/prizes_annual2003/prizeinfo_french

Award / Funder: MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies / Modern Language Association
Description: Annual prize for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture published the previous year
Deadline: 5/1/2011
Link: http://www.mla.org/prizeinfo_latina

Award / Funder: William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize – University of Chicago
Description: In keeping with William Sibley’s lifelong devotion to translation and to the place of literature in the classroom, up to three awards of $2500 each will be offered for the translation from Japanese into English of a work of fiction, poetry, or drama (including screenplays), or scholarship in literary studies, broadly understood. To encourage classroom use and comparative research, the winning entries will be published on the Center for East Asian Studies website. Submissions should be on the scale of short story rather than novel, on the one hand, but a body of poetry rather than single poems, on the other. Essays, reportage, and criticism are all genres for consideration. Retranslations of works previously translated, especially of premodern literature, may also be submitted.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://ealc.uchicago.edu/SibleyPrize.pdf

Award / Funder: Hooks Institute Book Award – The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
Description: The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change solicits nominations for its Book Award, given to the book published in 2010 that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. The recipient of the Book Award wins $1,000 and an invitation to deliver the inaugural address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2011-2012 academic year.
Deadline: 12/1/2010
Link: http://benhooks.memphis.edu/bookaward.html