The Bibliographical Society of America invites submissions for its seventh William L. Mitchell Prize for Bibliography or Documentary Work on Early British Periodicals or Newspapers.
The Mitchell Prize for research on British serials was endowed to honor William L. Mitchell, former librarian at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, where he was curator of the Richmond P. and Marjorie N. Bond Collection of 18th-Century British Newspapers and Periodicals and of the Edmund Curll Collection. The Prize serves as an encouragement to scholars engaged in bibliographical scholarship on 18th-century periodicals published in English or in any language (including indigenous languages) within the British Isles, its colonies, former colonies, and occupied territories including those in North America, Australia, the Caribbean, South Africa, and modern-day Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. 18th-century periodicals are defined as serial publications produced no earlier than 1688, and no later than the first decade of the 19th century; subject materials must be firmly rooted within the 1700-1800 time period.
The winner of the William L. Mitchell Prize will receive a cash award of $1,000 and a year’s membership in the Society.
The 2021 competition has the deadline of 2 November 2020 and will consider works (including theses, articles, books, and electronic resources) published after 31 December 2017.
Please find information on the Prize, including submission instructions, here: https://bibsocamer.org/awards/william-l-mitchell-prize/