Proposal must be for a first book. Proposed projects must be single-authored, nonfiction books based on folklore research. Edited volumes, photography collections with minimal text, and memoirs will not be considered. Applicants may indicate in their proposal whether they have a preference of publisher.
A Mellon Foundation Scholarly Monograph InitiativeFolklore Studies in a Multicultural World is a book series that publishes top-notch first books in folklore studies. Funded by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the series is a collaborative venture of the University of Illinois Press, the University Press of Mississippi, and the University of Wisconsin Press, in conjunction with the American Folklore Society.
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