Dear Gettysburg College Students,
We are the editors of the Gettysburg College Journal of the Civil War and we would like to invite you to submit your work to be published. We are looking for undergraduate papers regarding the Civil War Era and its lasting memory. A wide range of topics are encouraged and essays will be chosen based on three categories: academic essays, book reviews, and historical non-fiction essays. Guidelines for these essays are as follows:
Academic Essays: We are interested in original research with extensive use of primary and secondary sources. Possible Topics include but are not limited to military history, social history, race, reconstruction, memory, reconciliation, politics, the home front, and etcetera. 6,000 words or under.
Book Reviews: Any non-fiction Civil War related book published in the last two years. Authors should have knowledge of the relevant literature to review. 700 words or under.
Historical Non-fiction Essays: This category is for non-fiction works regarding the Civil War that are not necessarily of an academic nature. Examples of this include essays in public history of the war, study of the re-enactment culture, current issues in the Civil War field such as the sesquicentennial, and etcetera. Creativity is encouraged in this field as long as it remains a non-fiction piece. 2,000 to 6,000 words.
All submissions should be written and submitted in a Word Document with Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Citations should be in the Chicago or Turabian style.
Please include with your submission on a title page your name, school, graduation year, and date the paper was originally written or submitted.
Selected works will be published in our online journal and in a limited amount of print copies. Selected authors will receive two copies of the print copies for their personal use. All submissions should be sent to one of our e-mail addresses (Becky Oakes at email@example.com or Tiffany Santulli at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013.
Any student with an interest in the Civil War may submit, including graduate students as long as the work submitted is undergraduate work written within the past five years. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Becky Oakes at email@example.com
Tiffany Santulli at firstname.lastname@example.org