September
14th 2011
Grad school confidential: new article prize at the Journal of Women’s History!

Posted under: Gender, happy endings, publication, students, women's history

We want YOUR article!

Mary Berkery, the Managing Editor of the JWH e-mailed me last month to help spread the word about a new graduate student article prize.  Here are the details:

Journal of Women’s History Graduate Student Article Prize

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Women’s History is proud to announce the initiation of a biennial prize for the best article manuscript in the field of women’s history authored by a graduate student.  Manuscripts in any chronological and geographical area are welcome.  We seek work that has broad significance for the field of women’s history in general by addressing issues that transcend the particulars of the case or by breaking new ground methodologically.

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically, along with a cover letter specifying the author’s graduate advisor, program, and status (i.e., year in program, ABD, etc.), by March 1, 2012 to each member of the committee:  Durba Ghosh (dg256ATcornellDOTedu); Pamela Scully (pamelaDOTscullyATemoryDOTedu); and Judith Zinsser (zinssejpATmuohioDOTedu).

The winning author will receive $3000, and the article will be published in the Journal of Women’s History.  

Now, that is some serious do-re-mi, in addition to a very nice publication line on your CV, friends.  Check out the current issue here, which just happens to include a very generous review of my book in an essay by Rutgers University’s Jennifer Mittelstadt, “Women Participants in Armed Violence.” 

I’m thinking that with that lineup of judges, they’ll be especially interested in comparative women’s history and world history submissions.  You’ve got 5-1/2 months to write a terrific seminar paper or shape up that dissertation chapter–so get going!  One more word of advice:  be sure to do a global search and delete on the word chapter if you’re going to submit a revised dissertation chapter, though.  There’s nothing sloppier than a less-than-immaculately revised dissertation chapter submitted as an article! 

(Confidential to faculty advisors:  this is for you, too–encourage your students to turn ‘em in!)

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2 Responses to “Grad school confidential: new article prize at the Journal of Women’s History!”

  1. Melissa Moreton on 15 Sep 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Hello,
    Are there length and style guidelines for the grad student biennial prize article submission? Should submittals just follow the article guidelines used in the Journal of Women’s History?

    Thanks,
    Melissa
    melissa-moreton@uiowa.edu
    PhD Candidate
    Dept. of History
    University of Iowa
    Iowa City, IA 52245

  2. Historiann on 15 Sep 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Melissa:

    I’d go by the submission guidelines of the JWH, but you could always write to them in advance to ask.