Since 2016, the Royal Studies Journal has featured two prizes - one for the best new book in the field and another to recognize new research from graduate students and early career scholars. The prizes were initially sponsored by Canterbury Christchurch University and are now sponsored by Winchester University Press. From 2020, the RSJ moved to a biennial scheme, alternating between the book and article prizes in order to increase the number of entries eligible for nomination by extending the time period for works under consideration.
This year nominations are open for our Biennial Book Prize for the best book (monograph or edited collection) in the field of royal studies published between 1 January 2019-1 March 2022. The prize is worth £100 and will be awarded at the Kings and Queens 11 conference to be hosted by the Université de Nantes from 29 June-1 July 2022 in Nantes, France. The book prize winner will also be featured in the December 2022 issue of the Royal Studies Journal. There will be honourable mentions for highly commended runners-up.
To nominate a piece for consideration for the prize, you must complete the online form (see link below). Please click HERE to read the full guidelines for the RSJ book prizes.
Submit a Nomination
Please complete the nomination form (click HERE). Fill out the form and we recommend that when you are finished click the save icon on the menu bar to save a copy of your nomination.
Nominations must be submitted via the form no later than 1 March 2022 - your nomination form will then be considered by the prize awarding committee. The four requested copies of the book should be dispatched by this date—please liaise with the editor (email@example.com), to arrange the delivery of the copies.