Emerging Scholars Competition

We are pleased to announce our 2022 Emerging Scholars Competition in Women, Film, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

2022 Peter Lang Emerging Scholars Competition in Women, Film, Gender and Sexuality Studies 

At a time when women’s and LGBTQ+ rights are very much in the news, we are pleased to support research in the important field of women, film, gender and sexuality studies through our annual competition. Let’s continue the conversation.

Peter Lang Publishing is delighted to announce the 2022 Peter Lang Emerging Scholars Competition in Women, Film, Gender and Sexuality Studies. 

Proposals are invited from emerging scholars in Women’s Studies, Film Studies, Gender Studies and Sexuality Studies for single-author books to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. Proposals may be interdisciplinary or in any of the following disciplines: Cultural Studies, Education, History, Law & Economics, Literature, Media & Communication, or Politics. We also welcome projects representing regional perspectives (e.g. Irish or Swiss). 

Proposals should be submitted to editorial@peterlang.com with the subject line ‘Emerging Scholars Competition’ (or via the entry form below) by 15 October 2022 and consist of an abstract (including chapter synopses), a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length), a CV, and a statement describing how you are an emerging scholar, in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted. 

The winner(s) will be offered a contract for a book with this distinction. Planned manuscripts should be from 60,000 to 100,000 words in length and written in English, French, Spanish or German. Authors will be expected to prepare the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.  

Decisions will be made by 1 December 2022 and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter. 

History

The Peter Lang Emerging Scholars Competition (previously known as the Young Scholars Competition) is an annual competition for early career researchers in selected fields. It has been held every year since 2011, in fields such as Black Studies, Irish Studies, Women’s Writing, Education, French Studies and more.  

In each competition, book proposals for monographs are invited from emerging scholars to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board. Winners receive a contract for a fully funded book and the title of winner. Runners-up and other participants may also have opportunities to publish. 

We’re proud to have a community of over 30 winners of the competition from over the years, and we’re pleased to feature some of our winning books. Please watch the interviews with two winners of our 2019 French Studies competition, Mathew Rickard and Natalie Berkman, to learn what winning the competition has meant to them.

Contacts

For questions about submitting to the 2022 competition, please contact our competition coordinators, Dani Green (d.green@peterlang.com) or Laurel Plapp (l.plapp@peterlang.com). For questions about specific regions, languages or disciplines within the competition, please contact the relevant editor below. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Participating Editors

Dani Green

ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

Laurel Plapp

SENIOR ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

Benjamin Kloss

SENIOR ACQUISITIONS EDITOR (ROMANCE STUDIES / PHILOSOPHY / EDUCATION)

Ulrike Döring

SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR

Thierry Waser

DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR AND SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR

Tony Mason

SENIOR COMMISSIONING EDITOR (IRELAND)

Niall Kennedy

SENIOR ACQUISITIONS EDITOR

Anja Lee

SENIOR ACQUISITIONS EDITOR (LAW)