In 2011, the Western History Association (WHA) Council and the Clements Center agreed that the newly named David J. Weber-Clements Prize for the Best Non-Fiction Book on Southwestern America be administered by the WHA.
The competition is open to any non-fiction book, including biography, on any aspect of Southwestern life, past or present.The author need not be a citizen or resident of the United States; the book need not be published in the United States. The author will receive $2,500 (two thousand five hundred dollars), and an invitation to give the annual Clements Prize Lecture at Southern Methodist University, expenses to be paid by the Clements Center.
There is no fee for participation. Publishers do not need to enclose a letter of nomination. Publishers may submit as many titles as they wish, but must send copies of each submission to each of the judges listed below. Books submitted must be monographs, not books of essays.
To submit a book for the 2017 award, the book must have a 2016 copyright.
The deadline to submit to the Award Committee is April 1, 2017.
For a list of the judges and submissions instructions, visit the WHA award web page.