Alan Bray Memorial Book Award: Call for nominations
Q/T Caucus of the ASA and GL/Q Caucus of the MLA,
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Q/T Caucus of the ASA and GL/Q Caucus of the MLA invites nominations for the annual Alan Bray memorial Book Award. Named in honor of a scholar whose two landmark books have been profoundly influential in gay and lesbian studies, the Bray Award will be given to the best book in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer studies in literature and cultural studies, all broadly construed.


All books must bear a 2020 copyright date.

Submission Guidelines

This year the committee will be accepting physical copies and/or PDF only copies in order to facilitate the submission process during the pandemic. To nominate your own book or another author’s book, please have the book’s publisher/editor contact Marlon Bailey at to obtain addresses for physical copies and to submit PDF nominations. Please also send questions to award chair Marlon Bailey at

Job, fellowship, and CFP listings are services that are offered by the American Studies Association to support its members in exploring professional opportunities in American studies. Any questions should be directed to the program, department, or center that has posted the opportunity.