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Award Winners LibGuide: MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies Winners

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies Winners

MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies
Competition in 2021 for Books Published in 2019 or 2020


Open Only to Members of the Association
The Committee on Honors and Awards of the Modern Language Association is pleased to invite authors to compete for the fourteenth Modern Language Association Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies. Established in 2002, the prize will be awarded to a member of the association for an outstanding scholarly study in any language of United States Latina and Latino or Chicana and Chicano literature or culture published in 2019 or 2020. Books that are primarily translations will not be considered. The prize, which consists of a cash award, a certificate, and a one-year membership in the association, will be presented to the winning author at the association's annual convention in January 2022.


To enter a book in the competition, the author or publisher should send four copies and a letter identifying the work to the MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies, Modern Language Association, 85 Broad Street, suite 500, New York, NY 10004-2434. In the case of a born-digital publication, send the relevant media or URL and a letter identifying the work to awards@mla.org. Publishers may enter more than one title. Provided they meet eligibility requirements, books entered in this competition may also compete for one of the following prizes: the James Russell Lowell Prize, the MLA Prize for a First Book, or the MLA Prize for an Edited Collection. Entries may be sent at any time but must be received by 1 May 2021. The winning author will be contacted in September, and a public announcement will be made in early December. Because of the volume of submissions, we regret that we are unable to contact each entrant individually.

For further information, call or write the MLA office of programs (646 576-5141; awards@mla.org).

Note: From 2002 to 2010, the MLA Prize in United States Latina and Latino and Chicana and Chicano Literary and Cultural Studies was offered annually. It is now a biennial prize, with competitions in odd-numbered years.