Welcome to the MLA’s Professional Resources site, which lists a variety of opportunities, including prize and fellowship announcements, calls for submissions to publications and conferences, and more. Because the MLA does not solicit the items listed here and cannot vouch for their reliability, please exercise judgment in responding to them.
The Announcements of General Interest list features prize competitions and calls for submissions to journals and collected volumes. Entries that include deadlines remain posted until the deadline has passed; the others appear for three months.
To submit a new item, complete this online form or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because submissions are limited to 300 words, contributors should include an e-mail or Web site address with more detailed information. A particular project may not be announced more often than once a year. The MLA will not accept submissions that, in its judgment, are outside the subject areas of this listing.
This section lists forthcoming meetings and conferences. Entries remain posted until the date of the meeting or conference has passed.
To submit a new item, complete this online form or e-mail us at email@example.com. A typical entry should include the conference title, dates, and location; if applicable, a deadline for submissions (proposals, abstracts, papers); and contact information for inquiries, which may include the name of the organizer and e-mail and Web addresses. For example: Clemens Conference: Mark Twain’s Mississippi River, 27–30 Dec. 2020, Hannibal, MO. Deadline for abstracts 15 Feb. 2019. Inquiries H. S. Finn, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.marktwainmuseum.org/conference.
The Fellowships and Grants list provides an alphabetical collection of fellowship and grant programs; potential applicants should contact the foundations or visit their Web sites for complete information on procedures and requirements. The list omits prize contests and a number of purely literary fellowships. To submit a new item, complete this online form.
The Modern Language Association also offers grants for convention travel, career development, and course creation as well as a number of publication prizes. Learn more about the MLA’s grants and awards online.