Wyoming Arts Council

Publishing help for history manuscripts

The Wyoming State Historical Society, in cooperation with the Wyoming Historical Foundation, invites authors to apply for financial assistance toward the cost of publishing scholarly works in the field of Wyoming history. The fund is designed to encourage and support book-length publications of scholarly and creative works as they apply to topics on Wyoming history that otherwise might not be published due to lack of funds.

All manuscripts will be reviewed by members of the Wyoming State Historical Society, among others. According to Rick Ewig, editor of the Society’s scholarly journal, Annals of Wyoming, any manuscript accepted for publication will be handled as a book project sponsored by the Society. Monies from the Publications Fund can be used for editorial costs, marketing, manuscript preparation and publishing, and for any additional costs associated with the inclusion of maps and/or illustrations in the final work. The Society’s Publications Committee will determine the sale price; however, the author will retain the copyright, awarding the Society rights for one time use.

Ewig said that royalties will be paid to the author after publications costs are recovered, and that the author will receive a certain number of books for his/her own use.

Request applications through the Wyoming State Historical Society at P. O. Box 247, Wheatland, Wyoming 82201, or by contacting Linda Fabian at 307-322-4237 or

Application deadline is Dec. 1, 2007.

FMI: www.wyshs.org.

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