Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize
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$3,000 Book Publication Prize, Presented by The University of Utah Press
The Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize will be awarded to the best book-length, single-author manuscript in anthropology submitted to the Press. All submitted manuscripts must demonstrate the best substantive research and quality writing. Successful entries will focus on the human experience in the American West. Submissions in archaeology, ethnography, ethnobiology, ethnohistory, ethnolinguistics, biological anthropology, and paleoecology as it pertains to human behavior are especially welcome. The winning author will receive a publication contract with The University of Utah Press that includes a cash prize of $3,000.
2013 Prize Submission Guidelines
- Manuscripts must be in English in double-spaced Courier 12-point font and must include all tables and figures. Photocopies of figures are acceptable for initial consideration.
- Manuscript length is limited to a maximum of 1,000 pages.
- Manuscripts must be postmarked by April 1, 2013. Early submissions are encouraged. If you desire proof of receipt, send the manuscript using a delivery confirmation service.
- Manuscripts that do not win the Fowler Prize will also be considered for book publication.
- Manuscripts will not be returned and will be recycled after the competition.
- Portions of submitted manuscripts may have appeared in journals or anthologies, but previously published monographs will not be considered.
- The competition is open to all authors except current students, faculty, and staff of The University of Utah. Current and former employees of The University of Utah Press are not eligible for the prize.
- All submissions should include a cover letter indicating that this is a submission for the Fowler Prize, the complete manuscript including all illustrations and supplementary materials, and a copy of your most recent C.V.
A panel that includes Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler and other representatives of the Press will determine the winning submission. Awardees will be contacted directly, and the results of the competition will be posted on the Press website no later than October 2013. Please do not call the Press or the judges to check on the status of your submission. The decision of the judges is final.
The Press will publish the winning manuscript, and the winner will receive a $3,000 cash prize. The Prize will be awarded annually; however, the Press reserves the right to make no award in any given year.
Please send all submissions to:
The University of Utah Press
c/o The Don D. and Catherine S. Fowler Prize
295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
"Religion on the Rocks: Rock Art, Ritual Practice, and Transformation of the Hohokam Social World" by Aaron M. Wright
2010: Winds from the North: Tewa Origins and Historical Anthropology by Scott Ortman