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Book, Article, Fellowship, and Research Proposals for the Press | Wisconsin Historical Society

Writing Proposals for Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Wisconsin Historical Society Press - Publishers since 1855 - Proposals Page

Book Proposal Submissions

The Wisconsin Historical Society Press publishes books of enduring value that appeal to a broad audience of general readers: lively narratives about interesting people and events; fresh and engaging explorations of well-examined topics; and stories that speak to our regional community but also illuminate Wisconsin's role on the national and world stage. Authors who have an understanding of the audiences they are writing for and the niches their projects fill will have the best chance for success.

Providing the Press with complete information will enhance the Press's ability to evaluate your project in a timely manner, and the proposal template that can be downloaded here will help you give us the information we need.

Research and Writing Fellowships*

The D.C. Everest, Amy Louise Hunter, and Alice E. Smith Fellowships support research and writing for publication of books by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Professional and nonprofessional writers, academics, and independent scholars are invited to apply. Only individuals, not organizations, are eligible, and grants are given in the amount of $1,000-$2,000.

The Everest, Hunter, and Smith awards may deal with any topic eligible for publication by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. All applications are automatically considered for all awards.

How to Submit a Book Proposal

Complete one version of the proposal forms below and submit the form to

How to Apply for Research & Writing Fellowships

Applications consist of a cover sheet, resume, and completed book proposal. Applications are accepted year round.

Society Research Fellowship Application Form

Submit completed applications to:

Wisconsin Historical Society Press
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706-1482

Wisconsin Magazine of History Submissions

Contributor Guidelines

Sara Phillips, Editor

*The Wisconsin Historical Society Press has the right of first refusal for any manuscripts developed with these awards. Grant recipients are required to submit book manuscripts first to the Society Press.