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The Great Lakes American Studies Association (GLASA) and Ohio University Press are pleased to announce the Great Lakes American Studies Book Award. We are soliciting book-length manuscripts concerning any aspect of American Studies that examines the Great Lakes region, either as a whole or in part, or one or more of the Great Lakes states. Manuscripts that are essentially creative writing, art, heavily illustrated (i.e., "coffeetable" books), anthologies, or collected articles, either single- or multi-authored, will not be considered. GLASA and Ohio University Press hope that the prize will encourage scholarship and quality book manuscripts in a wide range of disciplines that focus on the states bordering the Great Lakes, in the broad sense of the region that is sometimes called the North Coast.

The winning manuscript will be published by Ohio University press. Proposals to be considered for the 2004 award must be received no later than July 15, 2003. The award is open to all scholars engaged in this field of research.

Proposals should include a cover letter that includes a narrative description (2-4 typescript pages) of the proposed book's content and scope, the anticipated length of the manuscript, and an argument for the book's importance. Why is this book needed? What will it contribute? How does it compare with other literature on the subject?

The proposal should also include: a table of contents; a sample chapter or two; an up-to-date copy of your curriculum vitae.

We request that you not submit your complete manuscript unless invited to do so.

Please send submissions to:

Gillian Berchowitz, Senior Editor
Ohio University Press
Scott Quadrangle
Athens, OH 45701
email berchowi@ohiou.edu

or

Dr. Donna DeBlasio
Department of History
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555-3452
email dmdeblasio@ysu.edu