Anyone may nominate a book for an MLA prize, but the author or publisher is responsible for sending the required number of copies, noted in the main list, to the MLA office before the deadline. An author who is not a member of the MLA at the time of publication may become eligible to compete by joining the association before the deadline for the prize for which they are competing.
Unless otherwise noted, “literary studies” encompasses works of literary history, literary criticism, philology, and literary theory, as well as works dealing with literature and other arts and disciplines. Translations are eligible only for the three awards specifically devoted to that category.
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