Call for Nominees: Hamlin Garland Prize--Midwestern popular history

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Call for Nominees:  Hamlin Garland Prize

The Midwestern History Association invites nominations for the Hamlin Garland Prize in Popular History. The prize is named after the Midwestern writer Hamlin Garland, a product of Wisconsin, Iowa, and South Dakota who sought to promote writing about his home region and published widely in popular outlets.  His many books include Daughter of the Middle Border, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1922. The Garland Prize honors a work of popular history about the Midwest published in the previous calendar year (2016) that contributes to broader public reflection and appreciation of the region’s past. For purposes of the award, “the Midwest” includes the twelve states of the region as defined by the US Census: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Works of popular history eligible for the prize may include, but are not limited to, articles in popular history magazines and journals, feature stories in magazines and newspapers, and books written for a broad public audience.

In the case of article length submissions, nominations should include author, title, and the title, volume, and issue number of the journal, along with a pdf of the published article, or, in the case of digital-only publications, a url. Nominations must include the name and contact information of the nominated work's author.  In the case of books, nominations must include the name and contact information of the nominated work’s author, and three copies of the work nominated.

Please submit materials for consideration no later than February 1, 2017.  The winner will be announced at the June 2017 meeting of the Midwestern History Association, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Books nominated by publishers should be sent to the committee chair:

David Grabitzke

Minnesota Historical Society

345 Kellogg Blvd. W

St. Paul, MN  55102-1906