2013 Johanna K. Tabin Press Book Proposal Prize submission

This prize aims to encourage Division 39 members who have not published a psychoanalytic book to submit a book proposal

Division 39 and APA Press are delighted to announce the fifth annual prize the Johanna K. Tabin Press Book Proposal 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 to include the author’s identifying and contact information

  2. a full CV

  3. a statement of suffi cient length to describe the mission, scope, and potential contribution of the project to psychoanalysis

  4. a table of contents; and 

  5. one, and only one, sample chapter.

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

All submissions for the 2013 award must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2012, to:

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

Questions should be addressed to: Frank Summers, PhD, ABPP