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2011 APA Press book proposal competition

Submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual prize for a first book by a psychoanalytic author

By Tamara M. Greenberg, PsyD

Division 39 and APA Press are delighted to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the fourth annual prize for a first book by a psychoanalytic author. The winner receives a $1,000 cash prize, certificate of recognition, and guarantee of publication by the APA Press. The aim of this prize is to encourage psychoanalytic writing by Division 39 members who have yet to publish a psychoanalytic book. We look for good writing, originality, as well as clinical and scholarly relevance. While some previously published material may be included, the proposed book should consist primarily of new work and promise to be an original and coherent monograph. Edited collections of previously published papers are not acceptable, nor are edited volumes of contributions by more than one author. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers will disqualify the entry.

The proposal should consist of:

  1. a cover letter with the only mention of the author's identifying and contact information

  2. a full CV (with name deleted)

  3. a statement of the mission, scope, and potential contribution of the project to psychoanalysis

  4. a table of contents

  5. one sample chapter

Submissions are accepted in hard copy only and must be in quintuplicate. Blind review evaluations are conducted by the Book Proposal Prize Committee and an Honorary Judge.

All submissions must be submitted by March 15, 2011 to:

Book Prize Division of Psychoanalysis
2615 Amesbury Road
Winston Salem, NC 27103