Call for Entries: 2017 Tobin Siebers Prize

Submissions are now being invited for the 2017 Tobin Siebers Prize.
 About the Tobin Siebers Prize
The late Tobin Siebers was a University of Michigan professor of English, co-chair of the university’s Initiative on Disability Studies, and author of many influential books and articles. His colleague Petra Kuppers, remarking on his influence, commented  “His legacy lives on in his nourishing critical perspective, his passion and presence, and it will continue to thrive and grow in the thoughts his writings allow us to spin out.”
To honor this legacy, the University of Michigan Press and the University of Michigan Department of English Language and Literature established The Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities for best book-length manuscript on a topic of pressing urgency in this field. Reflecting the work of the scholar the prize commemorates, the competition invites submissions on a wide range of topics, from literary and cultural studies, to trans-historical research, to contributions to disability theory such as work in crip/queer studies.
Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,500. The winner will be announced in January, 2018 at the Modern Language Association and will receive a contract from the University of Michigan Press to be published in the Corporealities: Discourses of Disability series.
Guidelines for Submissions
Eligible submissions include complete book-length monographic manuscripts not under consideration by another publisher. Unrevised dissertations and memoir will not be considered. Manuscripts should be submitted by September 15, 2017 in digital format using the web form at, along with:
1. A description of the manuscript
2. A statement regarding its relative contribution to the field of Disability Studies
3. The word count and illustration count
4. A current curriculum vitae
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