Information on the 20th Book Prize process is forthcoming. Check this page for updates.
19th Book Prize Call for Submissions
The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A&M University invites publishers to submit works for consideration for its 19th Annual Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, which will be awarded to an interdisciplinary scholarly monograph in humanities studies published by a single author in 2017.
Eligibility (full list of policies):
To be considered, the book must:
- be written in English;
- bear a copyright date of 2017;
- make an outstanding contribution to the humanities by crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries;
- be published by a single author; and
- be nominated by its publisher (each publisher may nominate only ONE book).
Submissions in the form of ‘crossover’ humanities books, which are informed by research and expertise yet appeal to a wider than academic audience, are encouraged.
A cash prize of $1,500 will be presented to the winning author, who will be invited to Texas A&M University to deliver a public address in the following spring.
Employees of Texas A&M University are not eligible for nomination.
Entries must be postmarked by 15 June 2018. Multiple submissions or submissions not bearing a copyright date of 2017 will not be considered.
To nominate a book, please send five (5) copies of the book and complete the online submission form. *Books will not be returned.*
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
305 Glasscock Building
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4214
Attn: Book Prize
The most recent award was given to Mark Greif for his book The Age of the Crisis of Man: Thought and Fiction in America, 1933-1973, published by the Princeton University Press in 2015. Greif is associate professor of literary studies at The New School.
About the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship
The Glasscock Book Prize, first awarded in 1999, originated by the Texas A&M Center for Humanities Research, was permanently endowed in December 2000 by Melbern G. Glasscock ’59 and his wife Susanne M. Glasscock, for whom the prize is now named.