imlr books - Annual Competition

Proposals are invited for the 2021 competition to publish in imlr books, a book series in Modern Languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and comparative studies, in fields other than Linguistics). The series is published by the Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London, and the titles selected are published both in hard copy and on open access. 

Proposals for monographs, conference volumes, or thematically-linked collections of essays, between 30,000 and 100,000 words in length, may be submitted for selection by the imlr books editorial board, which is advised by a peer review committee of senior academics in the field. Volumes should be written in English, with quotations cited in the original and in translation. Fiction and translations of works already published in other languages cannot be considered.

Authors/editors are expected to submit sub-edited copy, prepared in accordance with guidelines supplied by the Institute. The expectation is that authors will supply the full text within one year of acceptance of the proposal.

Proposals should be submitted 12 June 2021 to, and should comprise four files only, as follows:

  • The application summary form [PDF] (for an Word version, please contact;
  • The proposal, including a chapter-by-chapter synopsis, which should not exceed five A4-pages when printed out;
  • A short curriculum vitae of author(s) or editor(s), not longer than one A4-page per person when printed out; and
  • sample chapter (in the case of monographs) or a draft introduction (for collections of essays).

Fourteen volumes have been published to date, with several currently in preparation.