Zane Miller Award

THE ZANE L. MILLER BOOK DEVELOPMENT AWARD 

Temple University Press and the editors of the Urban Life, Landscape, and Policy  (ULLP) book series are pleased to announce the Zane L. Miller Book Development Award, named in honor of our late founding series editor. Professor Miller, a renowned scholar of urban history, was equally well-known as a devoted, tireless mentor to less-experienced fellow authors seeking to navigate the book development and publication process. This award was initially conceived by current series coeditor Davarian Baldwin as a way to help advance the careers of scholars from underrepresented communities with limited financial resources while also honoring Miller, who died in 2016.

In that spirit, we invite first-time authors to apply for a grant of up to $2,500 to help defray costs such as travel, freelancer fees, permissions fees, and other expenses related to the development of an urban studies-focused book manuscript. Awardees will also be assigned to work directly with one of the series editors who will act as a mentor and sounding board through proposal, peer review, board approval, and final manuscript stages. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Applicants should submit their proposals and at least one sample chapter via email to Temple University Press Editor-in-Chief Aaron Javsicas: aaron.javsicas@temple.edu. Please indicate your interest in being considered for the Zane Miller Award and describe how you anticipate using the funds should you receive the award.

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SUBMISSION PERIOD:
The intent is to grant one award each calendar year. Submissions received by September 1st will be considered for that year’s award. The award winner will be announced in December. 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
ULLP Series editors will screen all proposals and will select an award winner in consultation with Temple University Press staff. A core goal is publication of the awardee’s book in the ULLP series. However, winning book projects will also be subject to an external peer review process and approval by the Temple University Press faculty editorial board; as such, receipt of Miller Award funds does not formally obligate the author to publish their book in the series nor does granting the award obligate Temple University Press to publish the awardee’s manuscript.

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