The Book Prize is now kindly supported by Palgrave Macmillan. Palgrave Macmillan is internationally renowned for its support and publication of feminist and gender studies scholarship. Philippa Grand, Senior Commissioning Editor for Palgrave Macmillan said: “We are very proud to become the official sponsor of the FWSA Book Prize, celebrating feminist scholarship in the UK. The exceptional quality of both entrants and indeed winners in 2009 deserves the widest recognition.It is immensely heartening to see the high level of participation and interest and we look forward to being a partner with the FWSA and this prestigious Award as it grows from strength to strength.”
Former chair of the Feminist and Women’s Association Alison Phipps has added: “We are delighted that Palgrave Macmillan is coming on board to sponsor the Book Prize. The support of such a leading publisher in Gender and Women’s Studies will confer a high profile, appropriate to the outstanding level of scholarship we saw in 2009. We are sure this will be an enjoyable and fruitful partnership.”
The FWSA annual book prize is aims to reward ingenuity and scholarship in the fields of feminism, gender or women’s studies. The FWSA welcomes entries from across a range of disciplines and specialisms in sciences or humanities. It is intended to recognise scholarship which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. Books need to have been published during 2012 and we welcome single or jointly authored contributions but edited collections are not eligible. All entries will be judged by an external interdisciplinary panel of feminist, women’s and gender studies scholars. Publishers can nominate books directly. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed nomination form, which is available on the FWSA website. 3 copies of the book must be submitted with the completed nomination form.
The 2013 Book Prize is now open. The closing date for submissions is 31st January 2013.
To enter simply fill out a nomination form.
Previous book prize winners:
2012: Dr Clare Hemmings for Why Stories Matter: The Political Grammar of Feminist Theory (Duke University Press)
2010: Dr. Wendy Harcourt for Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development (Zed Books).
2009: Dr. Margaretta Jolly for In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism (Columbia University Press)