Wednesday, July 19, 2006

We here at What's Up normally write our own copy, but our new friends at History Compass have been kind enough to send along this What's Up-friendly ad for their essay competition. We see no reason why U of S grad students ought not to be on the receiving end of these prizes. As my grandmother once said to my father (the context need not concern us here), "Better you than some bum."

Submissions are invited for the 2006 History Compass Graduate Essay Prize

History Compass publishes peer reviewed survey articles from across the entire discipline. Experienced researchers, teaching faculty, and advanced students will all benefit from the accessible, informative articles that provide overviews of current research.

Entries for the 2006 Graduate Essay Prize should contain a strong survey element which ensures the essay remains accessible to the non-specialist. The incorporation of advanced graduate work is strongly encouraged.

There will be a prize-winning graduate essay for each of the 9 sections on History Compass:

Deadline: 1 September, 2006.

What do I win?
Each section winner will receive $200/£100 of free Blackwell books and have their article published on History Compass

Can I choose my own topic?
Those entering can choose their own topic; however, as with articles already published on History Compass, submitted essays should have a survey element, putting the chosen topic in context for the non-specialist.

Is there a word limit?
The upper word limit is 5000 words, including endnotes and bibliography.

What is the deadline?
September 1st 2006.

Where should I send my article?
Essays should be submitted by email as a Word document to Associate Managing Editor Keren Oertly at: Graduates must specify which section they are entering their essay for, and give details of their affiliation, and their supervisor's name and email address.

How is my essay reviewed?
The Review Panel for each section will comprise the relevant Editor(s) and three Editorial Board members. All submissions will be read 'blind'.

When will the winners be announced?
The winners will be announced at the 121st Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, January 4-7, 2007in Atlanta.