The Society for Animation Studies announces a call for entries for the 2019 McLaren-Lambart Award for the Best Scholarly Book on Animation. Entries must be a book – both monographs and edited collections are accepted – published in 2017 or 2018 that contributes to the field of animation studies. An author must be a current member of the SAS, and authors must nominate themselves and arrange for the book’s publisher to provide 4 print copies of the book for the selection committee. Digital submissions will not be accepted. However, in the interests of supporting international scholarship, if an author wishes to submit a book not written in English for consideration they may also supply supplementary English chapter summaries to help the judging panel fairly evaluate the book’s merits should the Award Coordinator (Chris Pallant) not be able to convene a suitably multilingual judging panel.

Entrants should provide contact information and a short summary (up to 300 words) of their book, including what they view as the significant contribution of the book toward animation studies, and email that to (Canterbury Christ Church University). Once the submission window has closed, Chris will convene the judging panel based on the languages/specialisms required and notify the authors in contention where their publisher will need to ship the 4 copies (this will probably require international shipping).

The recipient of the McLaren-Lambart Award will be announced later in 2019.

The deadline for submissions (300w max summaries) is 30 April 2019.