As part of our expanding publishing program in Indigenous Studies, we are pleased to announce that our 2023 Emerging Scholars Competition will be held in this field. For the first time, winning authors will be supported with Gold Open Access publication.

Peter Lang Publishing is delighted to announce the 2023 Peter Lang Emerging Scholars Competition in Indigenous Studies.


Proposals are invited from emerging scholars in Indigenous Studies for single-author books to be evaluated by a distinguished editorial board.


Proposals should be submitted to or via our webform by 30 September 2023 and consist of an abstract (including chapter synopses), a sample chapter (5,000 to 10,000 words in length), a CV, and a statement describing how you are an emerging scholar, in separate Microsoft Word documents. Proposals under review elsewhere should not be submitted.


The winner(s) will be offered a Gold Open Access contract for their book. Winning book(s) will be made available for free digital download as part of our efforts to increase accessibility. Planned manuscripts should be from 40,000 to 80,000 words in length and written in English. Authors will be expected to prepare the manuscript in accordance with the style guidelines provided.

Decisions will be made by 
1 December 2023 and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter.


For more information, please contact Phil Dunshea ( or Laurel Plapp (

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