Brooker Prize Application

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Download the 2018 Brooker Prize application (.docx).

Submit this application with your essay and bibliography via email to

The application is due by 11:59 p.m. on March 16, 2018.

The application must be accompanied by a concise essay (maximum of 2 single-spaced pages) and a list of books (bibliography) in your collection.

The essay should explain the following points:

  1. The focus of your collection.
  2. Why, how, and where your collection has been acquired, and during what period of time.
  3. The anticipated future development of your collection.

For each item in the bibliography, please cite author, title, place and date of publication, and describe the volume’s condition. This need not be an exhaustive list, but please make clear the range and character of your collection and include the books which you value most highly. Providing some descriptive annotations is helpful, as discussed on the Policies page.

A good portion of the collection must be in Chicago and available for examination. All books in the collection must be the applicant's property.

Submit the application form with your essay and bibliography via email to by March 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.