Frequently asked questions:
Am I eligible to apply for the First Book Award?
Any artist, author, photographer, curator, scholar, or researcher may apply to the First Book Award regardless of practice, geography, or nationality, as long as you remain a previously published author, are over the age of 18, and are not currently enrolled in full-time education.
What exactly is an archival monograph?
An archival monograph is a book centered largely around archival photography, but which contains additional elements such as explanatory texts and essays, contemporary artworks, illustrations, and photographs.
When will the First Book Award winner be announced?
The AE First Book Award winner will be announced on April 1st, 2022. All
candidates will be notified regarding their applications during March 2022.
Am I able to apply jointly with another artist/ researcher to the First Book Award?
You are welcome to apply either as two or more collaborators, or as an artistic collective. Within your application, please clearly indicate whether your submission is a collaboration.
Are there any application fees I must submit?
There are no application fees whatsoever for entering Atelier Éditions’ 2021 First Book Award.
Am I able to present my project in another language than English?
Artists and researchers whose language remains underrepresented within contemporary book publishing are encouraged to apply. However, any texts contained within your submission must be either in English or French, or accompanied by an English or French translation.
Which fields of research is Atelier Éditions interested by?
Our editorial department is fascinated by unexplored, idiosyncratic narratives drawn from the fields of architecture and design, modern history and anthropology, material and visual culture, and archival photography. Please review our publications to learn more about our several areas of interest.
I am a photographer or visual artist. Am I able to apply with a proposal based upon my own project?
You may submit a proposal that encompasses your own photographs or artworks; however, the central contents of any submission should be photographic archives rather than contemporary images.
Am I required to have confirmation of interest from photography archives, authors, and other collaborators to apply?
We encourage applicants to contact the necessary archives and contributors proposed within any submission and inform Atelier Éditions of any potential collaborators who have already expressed interest. However, this is not a requirement for any application.
My project or research has previously been published within an anthology, or within a journal, or has been partially published. Am I still eligible to apply?
Yes, however we require that all applicants’ submissions are not previously published as a complete monograph and are not committed to another publishing house.
What financial support does Atelier Éditions offer to produce the 2021 First Book Award’s winning book?
Atelier Éditions financially supports the production of the successful book submission from ideation to production and distribution, offering authors industry standard advances and royalties to support such endeavors.
Am I able to submit more than one submission?
Yes, you may submit multiple submissions, however we request that each submission be entered individually.
I have another question regarding the 2021 AE First Book Award.
Please contact Atelier Éditions with any additional questions at:
books 'at' atelier-editions.com