The Wallace Stegner Prize
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The Wallace Stegner Prize in American Environmental or Western History
$10,000 Biennial Book Publication Prize, Presented by the University of Utah Press
The Wallace Stegner Prize will be awarded to the best monograph submitted to the Press in the subject areas of American environmental or western history. To compete for this award, manuscripts must emphasize research in primary and secondary sources and quality writing in the tradition of Wallace Stegner. The winning manuscript will demonstrate a commitment to scholarly narrative history that also appeals to more general readers. These criteria reflect the legacy of Wallace Stegner as a student of the American West, as a spokesman for the environment, and as a teacher of creative writing. The winner of the Wallace Stegner Prize will receive a $10,000 award and a publication contract with The University of Utah Press.
Submission deadlines are in odd numbered years.
2013 Stegner Prize Judges:
Peter J. Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American History, Huntington Library
Robert B. Keiter, Wallace Stegner Professor of Law and Director, Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources, and the Environment, University of Utah
George A. Miles, Curator of Western Americana, Beinecke Library, Yale University
2013 Prize Submission Guidelines
- Manuscripts must be in English and in double-spaced Courier 12-point font and include all 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 March 1, 2013. Early submissions are encouraged. If you desire proof of delivery, send the manuscript using a delivery confirmation service.
- Manuscripts that do not win the Wallace Stegner Prize will also be considered for book publication.
- Manuscripts will not be returned and will be recycled after the competition.
- Simultaneous submissions are not permitted.
- Portions of submitted manuscripts may have appeared previously 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 Wallace Stegner Prize, the complete manuscript including all illustrations and supplementary materials, and a copy of your most recent C.V.
- The winning manuscript will be announced by The University of Utah Press in October 2013.
Please send all submissions to:
The University of Utah Press
c/o The Wallace Stegner Prize
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East, Suite 5400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0860
2012 Winner: “Make Straight in the Desert a Highway: Conflict in the Canyon Country” by Jedediah S. Rogers