Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition - Deadline: February 15, 2014

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Announcing: Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora. Only untenured professors and independent scholars in the relevant fields are eligible for the competition. The candidate may submit a manuscript on a single, cohesive topic or a series of linked essays in either the Humanities or the Social Sciences.

Submissions will be evaluated by senior professors in various fields of African Diasporic studies. Winners of the two prizes - the Anna Julia Cooper Prize in the Humanities and the Ida B. Wells Prize in the Social Sciences - will each receive $1500 and the opportunity for a book contract.

There is no page or word limit, but the manuscript must be written in English.

The deadline for the initial application is February 15, 2014. Please see the How To Submit a Manuscript ( and Timeline ( on the ICI website ( for important upcoming dates and additional competition details.

For any additional information, please contact the director, Prof. Hortense Spillers, at