Book Prize Policies

  • Book must be written in English.
  • Book must bear correct printed copyright date (see call for date).
  • Book should make an outstanding contribution to the humanities by crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • Book must be published by a single author (no edited volumes).
  • Employees of Texas A&M University are not eligible for nomination.
  • Authors cannot nominate their own books.
  • Book must be nominated by its publisher.
  • Publishers may only nominate ONE book (multiple submissions will not be returned).
  • Posthumous submissions WILL be accepted. If book is selected as the winner:
    • the prize money will be awarded to the author’s estate, and
    • another scholar will be asked to present in lieu of the author on the winning book and its scholarly impact in the field.
  • E-books will be accepted ONLY IF printed copies are also available and sent along with the submission.
  • Publishers must complete an online submission form.
  • Publishers must send five (5) copies of the nominated book to the Glasscock Center.
  • Books will not be returned.
  • If books are lost in shipping, the Glasscock Center is not responsible and will require additional books to be shipped.
  • Publisher will receive a confirmation letter once the online form and books have been received.

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.

Mailing address:
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
305 Glasscock Building
Texas A&M University
4214 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4214
Attn: Book Prize