We are delighted to announce two new Book Prize Awards, under the auspices of the UK-based Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA): the VPFA First Book Prize and the VPFA Second Book Prize awards. These book prizes will be awarded in alternate years, beginning in 2023 with the First Book Prize, followed in 2024 by the Second Book Prize. The VPFA First Book Prize is intended for the first book of an early-career scholar; the VPFA Second Book Prize is for a second book by scholars at any career stage.
Submissions for the 2023 VPFA First Book Prize are now open, with a deadline of 31 December 2023. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2024.