The Center for Civil War Research is accepting submissions for the second annual Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History. The prize will be awarded to the best first book in Civil War history published in 2012 and is intended to recognize emerging scholars in the history of the American Civil War. The prize is named for two distinguished former members of the University's History Department faculty, Bell Irvin Wiley and James W. Silver.
The recipient of the Wiley-Silver Prize will receive an invitation to speak at the University's annual Conference on the Civil War, held in October. At that meeting, the prize and $2000.00 will be awarded the honoree.
Eligibility: The Wiley-Silver Prize in Civil War History will be awarded annually to a scholar’s first book or monograph in Civil War history published in the previous year. For this competition, books published in 2012 are eligible. Results will be announced by July 1, 2013. The winner will receive $2000, to be awarded at the University of Mississippi’s Conference on the Civil War in October 2013. Books or monographs published by scholarly or popular presses are eligible. Except in extraordinary circumstances textbooks are not eligible, nor are anthologies or edited works.
To Submit a Book: The Center and each prize committee member must receive one copy of the book by Wednesday, February 15, 2013. Entries may be submitted by publishers or authors. Each entry must be clearly labeled “Wiley-Silver Prize Entry.” If the book carries a copyright date different from the publication date, publishers must enclose a letter explaining the eligibility of the entry. Entries submitted after close of business on the deadline date will not be considered. For more information and the addresses to send submissions, visit our website: http://www.civilwarcenter.olemiss.edu/wileysilverbookprize.html
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