California Historical Society 2016 Book Award and Call for Papers

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1:02 PM | Anonymous

For the rest of April, The California Historical Society (CHS) is accepting submissions for the 2016 CHS Book Award. If any of your colleagues or contacts are writing about California's history (whether that be social, political, cultural, or environmental history), it's not too late to submit a manuscript! Attached is the Call for Submissions as a PDF and Word document; we welcome you to pass it along.

We are searching for a book-length manuscript that makes an important contribution to both scholarship and to the greater community by deepening public understanding of some aspect of California historyThe deadline to submit is May 1, 2016and authors with manuscripts that will be completed before September 1, 2016 are welcome to apply.

The award carries a $5,000 author advance for the winning manuscript and publication by CHS and Heyday (independent nonprofit publisher)with an awards ceremony, ample promotion, and an author tour throughout the state. The purpose of the award is to discover and promote an exciting new literary work in celebration of California‚Äôs heritage. 

For more information about the CHS Book Award contest, please visit

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