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Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize

The Massachusetts Historical Society invites submissions for the 2015 Peter J. Gomes Memorial Book Prize for a distinguished book in English on the history of Massachusetts published in 2014. The author of the title selected will receive a letter of award and a prize of $2,500.

All nonfiction historical works representing any period of the history of Massachusetts are eligible for consideration. Works must represent original research. Monographs and edited collections are eligible; if scholarly in nature, the volume should also appeal to the general reader. Works that address a wider geographic region than Massachusetts should make a significant contribution to the history of the Commonwealth. Likewise, biographies should address the life of someone intimately connected with Massachusetts. Please see http://www.masshist.org/gomesprize for full details. The committee is seeking works of exemplary scholarship written in a clear and engaging style.

Submissions will be accepted from publishers or authors. Please provide three copies of each book by May 1 of the year following the date of copyright. Only books with a 2014 copyright date are eligible in 2015. Include contact information for the author and publisher, indicating the submitter. Send books to: Massachusetts Historical Society, Attention: Gomes Prize, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215. Electronic submissions cannot be accepted.

Posted: December 23, 2014
Tagged: Awards and Prizes