Children’s Literature in Education Emerging Scholar Award (CLEESA)

During its long history, the journal has often benefited from the refreshing ideas and original approaches of young and new scholars in the field of children’s literature.In the current academic climate, the Humanities are under financial pressure in various countries. The competition for (post)doctoral scholarships is high and tenured positions are becoming rare. CLE, with the support of its publisher, Springer, is therefore launching the CLEESA, which will run annually. The prestigious winner will receive a prize of $500 and their article will be published exclusively in Children’s Literature in Education, with an appropriate acknowledgement of its award-winning status. Excellent essays that do not win the award will still be considered for publication in CLE.


Applicants must submit an essay of 6-8,000 words before 31 December 2020 via the 'Submit Manuscript' button in the right-hand column of this page.

All submitted articles must conform to the journal's house style. See 'Submission Guidelines' in the right-hand column of this page.

Submissions must be original works that have not been published previously (including in conference proceedings) and that are not currently under consideration with another journal or edited collection.

For the purpose of eligibility for this award, an Emerging Scholar is defined as someone who meets both the following criteria:- has not defended a Ph.D. before 31 December 2017- has not published books, chapters or peer-reviewed articles on children's literature before 31 December 2015.

Submissions should be accompanied by a brief note indicating that the article is to be considered for the Emerging Scholar Award, and affirming that the author meets these criteria.