First Book Award
Call for Nominations
Books published in the two years prior to the call for submissions are eligible for consideration. The
Submission of first edition monographs bearing an ISBN
The author(s) or editor(s) of a submitted book must be members of AAAL in good standing. Individuals may renew membership or join AAAL concurrent with submission.
Submission should be made directly by the publishing organization. Complete the online submission form below, including the name, address, e-mail, and phone number of the publisher’s point of contact as well as the name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address of the author(s) or editor(s).
Submit eight hard copies of each book along with the award submission form no later than June 1
AAAL Business Office
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Please note that eBooks must be submitted in addition to hard copies. Hard copy books will not be returned.
A publishing organization may submit up to two different titles for award consideration in each category (i.e., up to two monographs and up to two edited books and no more than four in total). To offset administrative costs, a processing fee of 100 USD should be included for each title submitted for consideration. The fee will be waived for non-profit organizations who may submit verification of their status in lieu of the processing fee. This is an administrative fee only; the book awards do not include a monetary prize for recipients.
Submissions will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of applied linguists who will evaluate the production qualities (e.g., title, layout, copyediting, and indexing) and scholarly contributions (e.g., theoretical/methodological rigor, organization and clarity of writing, and potential impact on applied linguistics), with greater weight given to scholarly contributions.
The publishers of books that are selected as the finalists and the award recipient will be notified in January 2021. These publishers will also receive comments from the review committee which may be used for promotional purposes. The award will be presented at the 2023 AAAL annual conference.
*Note: The present award cycle includes only the AAAL Book Award. The next call for the general AAAL First Book Award will be announced in 2022. While an author’s first book may be submitted for either the general AAAL Book Award or the First Book Award, but not both, the latter award specifically recognizes a scholar’s first book. In the case of more than one author, the nominated text should be each author's first book.
For questions regarding the submission process, please email Andi Edwards at email@example.com.