Summerlee Book Prize: Southeast Texas and the Greater Gulf Region: Nonfiction and Creative

Jimmy L. Bryan Jr.'s picture
March 15, 2023
Texas, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Literature

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2023.

The Center for History and Culture of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast at Lamar University requests submissions for its annual Summerlee Book Prize. The Center awards two $1000 prizes in nonfiction and creative categories for the best book-length publications that significantly contribute to our understanding of Southeast Texas and the greater Gulf region. The Center encourages nominations that focus on our core region or position it within broader national, hemispheric, or global contexts.

The committee will consider books published and copyrighted between 2021 and 2023 not previously submitted to the Summer Book Prize. Self-published or unpublished manuscripts are not eligible. Publishers and authors may nominate their work by sending three copies by March 15, 2023, to director Jimmy L. Bryan Jr. at the address below.

Please designate to which category the Center should assign the submission.

The nonfiction category may include but is not limited to history, journalism, environmental studies, literary and art history, material culture, social science, archaeology.

The creative category may include but is not limited to novels, poetry, short story collections, graphic novels.

Separate panels of three judges will select the award winners. The judges may withhold awards in one or both categories.

For more information and past winners visit the Center's webpage or contact the director.

Awards are made possible by a generous grant from the The Summerlee Foundation, Dallas, Texas.

Contact Info: 

Jimmy L. Bryan Jr.

Director, Center for History and Culture

Lamar University, Box 10048

Beaumont, Tx 77710

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