Announcing the ProQuest and RSAP $1000 Article Prize

Submission Deadline: December 16, 2011

For the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar published in (or accepted for publication in) a peer-reviewed academic journal.

The third annual ProQuest-RSAP Article Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Francisco, CA.  May 24-27, 2012.  Articles will be judged by a committee of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.  The winner and two runners up will be notified by the end of January 2012 and will be featured as panelists on an RSAP-sponsored distinguished papers panel at ALA. Articles are judged by a blind peer review of three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

Applicants are invited to submit an electronic copy of their articles together with our downloadable registration form. Send in .doc, .docx, or PDF format to the committee’s chair, Eric Gardner <gardner at> (please substitute @ for at).

All copies should be formatted for blind review and thus without identifying references or title.  Applicants for the ProQuest-RSAP Article Prize must be current members of RSAP when they submit their work.

Questions & Submissions? Contact Prize Committee Chair, Eric Gardner, at

Dr. Eric Gardner
Department of English
Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Road
University Center, Michigan 48710
<gardner at> (please substitute @ for at)

Download the informational flyer.