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Call for submission for the article prize for the Research Society for American Periodicals.


The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019. RSAP takes an expansive view of “periodicals” and will consider any article that focuses on serial publications in print or digital form in the Americas, broadly construed.  We also welcome submissions from any field or discipline.

The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2014 are eligible to apply.


The Brian Sweeney / Research Society for American Periodicals (contact email: invites submissions for its 2018-19 Article Prize.

The prize winner will be awarded $1000. The prize winner and two honorable mentions will be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society for American Periodicals, which includes a subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals.

The winner and two honorable mentions will be invited to participate in an RSAP Article Prize Roundtable held at the 2020 American Literature Association conference, to be held from May 21-24 in San Diego, CA. All roundtable participants will be reimbursed for travel expenses related to the conference (up to $1000).

To apply, please email a .pdf version of the article and a completed registration form to Brian Sweeney (Associate Professor of English, The College of Saint Rose) at

The registration form can be found here.

In order to be considered, all submissions must be received by December 1, 2019.

For more about the Research Society for American Periodicals, visit the official website.



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