Call for Submissions
The NACCS Book Award recognizes an outstanding new book in the field of Chicana and Chicano Studies. We will consider single-authored scholarly monographs and books published during 2017. Translations, reprints, re-editions of previously published works, edited volumes, multi-author collections of essays, or books previously nominated for this award, are not eligible. We invite nominations from NACCS members and publishers. Deadline: September 1, 2018. Direct questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any book(s) received that are published on the non nomination year, is not guaranteed to be held for the following year, will not be returned nor will the publisher/author/nominator be notified.
It is celebrated at the annual Awards ceremony during the conference. The winner is introduced at the ceremony and gives a very brief statement. Many candidates also present their books in author/signing events in the book exhibit area (usually supported by their press-who must pay for the exhibit space), some authors propose panels author/critic sessions.
There are 4 members of the committee. Usually candidates and/or their editors make arrangements to send the 4 copies of the books.
A total of four (4) copies must be sent to NACCS. Send one (1) copy directly to the Chair of the Book Committee along with the letter of nomination (self-nominations are acceptable). And three (3) copies to NACCS for distribution to the committee members. No CODs/No UPS/No FedEx please. Use the United State Postal Service only.
Mail addresses: Please send the 4 copies to the address below.
P.O. BOX 720052
San José, CA 95172-0052
The DEADLINE for nominations of books is September 1, 2018.
2018: Ylce Irizarry. Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad. University of Illinois Press, 2016.
2017: Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo. Indian Given: Racial Geographies across Mexico and the United States. Duke University Press, 2016.
2016: Carlos Kevin Blanton, George I. Sanchez: The Long Fight for Mexican American Integration. Yale University Press. 2014.
2015: Raul Coronado, A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture. Harvard University Press. 2013.
2014: Deborah Vargas, Dissonant Divas in Chicana Music: The Limits of La Onda. University of Minnesota Press. 2012.
2013: Martha Menchaca, Naturalizing Mexican Immigrants: A Texas History. University of Texas Press. 2011.
2012: David Montejano, Quixote's Soldiers. University of Texas Press. 2010.
2011: Richard T. Rodriguez, Next of Kin: the Family in Chicano/a cultural politics. Duke University Press. 2009.
2010: William David Estrada. The Los Angeles Plaza: Sacred and Contested Space. University of Texas Press. 2008.