RSVP is excited to announce a new annual prize! The Victorian Periodicals Review Expanding the Field Prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding essay that diversifies the existing geographic, racial, and ethnic composition of nineteenth-century periodical studies. We encourage submissions that deepen our understanding of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) founders, editors, contributors, and readers of periodicals; interrogate Anglocentric perspectives; enact anti-racist or anti-colonial values; and/or consider the cultural impact of the British Empire around the world.
The awardee will receive $500 and publication of their article in Victorian Periodicals Review. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty of all ranks are invited to submit their work.
Applications for our inaugural prize winner will be accepted from May 1 until June 15, 2022. Please send submissions via email to our VPR editor, Dr. Katherine Malone. We will send out reminders as the date approaches. In the meantime, we hope you’ll consider submitting your work this upcoming Spring!