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California Historical Society Accepting Proposals for 2015 Book Award
California Historical Society

The California Historical Society is accepting nominations from authors for the 2015 California Historical Society Book Award for a book-length manuscript that deepens public understanding of some aspect of the state’s history.

A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded for a manuscript that makes an important contribution to California historical scholarship and adheres to high scholarly standards while being lively and engaging to general readers. In addition to conventional works of historical scholarship, works in other genres will be considered, including biographies, collections of letters or essays, photographic or artistic studies, creative nonfiction, and other ways of informing the mind and engaging the imagination in an understanding of California’s past.

The winning manuscript will be published in both print and e-book formats, and will be honored and promoted at an awards ceremony and via a statewide author’s tour.

To be eligible, manuscripts should be at least 40,000 words. Preference will be given to manuscripts of fewer than 75,000 words. The topic should be broad enough to be of interest to readers around the state.

See the California Historical Society website for eligibility and application guidelines.

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Deadline: 06-01-2015

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