The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism, 2022

Call for nominations of monographs by February 25th

In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the 2022 incarnation of the award, we are delighted to announce that there will be a £100 prize awarded for a standout monograph published on the Gothic over the last three years. We are now accepting nominations and each IGA member is entitled to nominate a book for the prize. 

For the current round of nominations, monographs published over the last 36 months (i.e., from January 1st 2019 to December 31st 2021) are eligible.

Nominations for the prize need to be received no later than 23.59 (UTC) on Friday 25th February

Nominations should be sent to Dr Matt Foley, Secretary to the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism, via e-mail: Please note that self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations may be submitted only by individual members of the IGA, though nominated works do not have to have been published by a member of the Association. Short articles, individual chapters in longer volumes, original fiction and poetry are not eligible, though scholarly (i.e., introduced, annotated and resourced) editions of Gothic texts may be considered. 

A panel of past Presidents and winners will assess the nominations before drawing up a shortlist that will be published on the IGA website. The panel reserves the right not to make an award should no nominated work satisfy the criteria of the Prize. 

The panel will advise the serving Joint-Presidents of their decision on the winner prior to the IGA conference, which, this year, is hosted at Trinity College Dublin in late July. 

The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize will be presented (or, if a winning author is not present, announced) during the conference.