Announcing the Fourth Annual ProQuest and RSAP $1,000 Article Prize

Submission Deadline: December 14, 2012

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 fourth annual ProQuest-RSAP Article Prize will be awarded at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2013. 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 2013 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  to the committee’s chair, Bill Hardwig, at

whardwig [at] utk [dot] edu

Documents should be sent in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

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, Bill Hardwig, whardwig [at] utk [dot] edu

Please feel free to download and share the prize poster.