The Bibliographical Society of America is an ASECS affiliate.
The Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children’s Books is intended to encourage bibliographical scholarship on this topic. It brings a cash award of $3,000 and a year’s membership in the Society.
The Prize is awarded to the creator(s) of a published book or article, a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation that has been defended and approved, or research results distributed in another manner, such as on a website, and will be given at the Society’s Annual Meeting on January 25, 2019.
Submissions must be English, and may concentrate on any children’s book printed before the year 1901 in any country or any language. Works should involve research into bibliography and printing history broadly conceived and should focus on the physical book as historical evidence for studying topics such as the history of book production, publication, distribution, collecting, or reading. Studies of the printing, publishing, and allied trades, as these relate to children’s books, are also welcome.
The BSA welcomes applications for the prize, and is extending the deadline for applications to November 15, 2018.
For more information on the prize and how to apply, please visit https://bibsocamer.org/awards/justin-g-shiller-prize/