The Chicago Folklore Prize Committee is Now Receiving Submissions from Publishers
Friday, January 31, 2014
Posted by: Lorraine Cashman
Since 1904, the Chicago Folklore
Prize has named the year’s best
book-length work in folklore scholarship. The Prize, the oldest book award in the field of folklore studies, is given jointly by the AFS and the University of Chicago Division of the Humanities.
be monographs (i.e., not edited volumes, and not reprints) published in the
fifteen months before the April 1 deadline. In
other words, to be eligible for the 2014 Prize, works must have been published
between January 1, 2013, and April 1, 2014.
Typically, submissions for the Chicago Folklore Prize come from
publishers; authors who want their work to be considered for the prize should
contact their publisher's marketing department. Publishers should send four copies of
the text to the 2014 Chicago Folkore Prize, American Folklore Society, 1501 Neil Avenue, Columbus OH 43201 USA, so that they are received before the April 1 deadline.
Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Please
contact AFS Executive Director Timothy Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
committee of folklore scholars, who represent different aspects of the
field and who have a variety of specialties and interests, judge all
submissions. The committee is asked to interpret "folklore” broadly; as a
result, past winners have come from a range of disciplines, including folklore,
anthropology, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, literary studies, cultural
geography, sociology, and performance studies.
The author of the Prize-winning book receives a prize of $500 and a
certificate, and is announced each year at the opening of the AFS annual
A list of previous
winners (since 1998) of this significant award is available by clicking
here. For more about the history of the Prize, click here.