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A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel about the Civil War published in the current year to “encourage fresh approaches to Civil War fiction.” Publishers, critics, and authors may submit four copies of a book published in 2012 by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Civil War Institute, Michael Shaara Book Prize, 300 North Washington Street, Campus Box 435, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17325. (717) 337-6574. Diane Brennan, Administrative Assistant.