International Society for Contemporary Legend Research Announces McConnell Book Prize
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Brian McConnell Book Award
International Society for Contemporary Legend Research has established an
annual book prize in honour of Brian McConnell.
The purpose of the award is to encourage scholarship in the field of Contemporary
Legend, to recognize and inspire standards of excellence in Contemporary Legend
publications and to commemorate the life and work of Brian McConnell, a long
time member of ISCLR, celebrated crime reporter, author and legend scholar.
prize is for a book receiving its first publication in the period 1st
April  to the following 30th March , for award the following summer
. Eligible books will include
original material or new scholarly editions of previously published texts, but
excludes reprints. Three copies of each
book submitted for the award should reach the judges, c/o the Society’s Secretary,
by 30 March. Books submitted for the award will not be returned. The award
winner will be announced at the Annual General Meeting of ISCLR. The main prize
will be the award itself, but the winning author (or authors) will also be
presented with a cheque for $250 (US).
will be three judges appointed by the Society’s Council. The judges may, at their discretion, consider
books which have not been formally submitted for the prize. The winning book
will be that which, in the opinion of the judges made the most distinguished
contribution to the study of Contemporary Legend in the year in question.
to be considered for the McConnell Award should be sent in triplicate to:
Elissa R. Henken with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.