Essay Prize

2019 CAALS Essay Prize: Call for Submissions/Nominations

The CAALS Essay Prize, established in 2013, is an annual award for the best paper on Asian American literature written by a graduate (or undergraduate) student and presented at any ALA or CAALS-sponsored panel.

If you are a student who presented on a 2019 CAALS panel at AAAS or on any 2019 ALA panel and would like to submit your paper for consideration, please email it to caroline.hong[at] If you would like to nominate a student’s paper, please email the student’s name and email address to caroline.hong[at] The deadline for submissions and nominations is August 1, 2019. Papers will be reviewed by a committee of CAALS Advisory Board members.