The Journal of the American Revolution today announces the launch of its Book of the Year Award, an annual book prize to the non-fiction volume that best mirrors the mission of Journal of the American Revolution, which is to deliver passionate, creative and smart content that makes American Revolution history more palatable for a broad audience. The first year of eligibility will be 2014 with nominations due by November 15, 2014. See below, or our permanent book awards page, for more details.
Publishers must send three copies of nominated book(s) by November 15 of the award year. Please contact email@example.com (subject line: JAR Book Award Nomination) with further instructions. Nominations may also be made by Journal of the American Revolution editors and writers.
Minimum Selection Criteria
Books will only be accepted as nominations if they meet the following criteria…
- Published during the previous two years of the award year
- Subject related to the American Revolution
- Contain footnotes, endnotes or content that primarily utilizes primary sources
Winners will be notified early the following year and receive a fancy award certificate, publicity on Journal of the American Revolution and a nationally-circulated press release announcing their victory.
About Journal of the American Revolution
In a world of increasing historical illiteracy and apathy, Journal of the American Revolution (allthingsliberty.com) publishes passionate, creative and smart content intended to make history more palatable. Our free editorial menu offers a healthy variety of in-depth features and engaging columns, in both short- and long-form, with an eye for accuracy over legend. Our daily goals are simple: Make serious history more approachable among a diverse audience and regularly deliver original, unique and interesting material to our readers. It’s edutainment, or a business casual approach to scholarship, if you will. Collectively, our rapidly growing archive — now 300+ articles — provides amazing substance, depth and breadth as we strive to become the leading source of information about the American Revolution and Founding period.
In 2013 (our inaugural year), allthingsliberty.com attracted 200,000 unique readers (375,000 page views). Currently, we are on pace to reach 350,000 unique readers (700,000 page views) in 2014. Our audience is primarily comprised of students, educators, employees of major academic and research institutions, corporations, media, government agencies and branches.