Dance Chronicle Founding Editors’ Awards Honoring George Dorris and Jack Anderson in 2017

Dance Chronicle

Dance Chronicle is currently seeking manuscript submissions for the 2017 Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring George Dorris and Jack Anderson. The purpose of the awards is to encourage the highest quality scholarship in dance history research (broadly defined) among scholars at the early phase of their careers. Entrants must have attained their doctoral degree between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2017, in order to be considered for the award. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00.

To serious students and lovers of dance, Dance Chronicle is indispensable for keeping up with this rapidly changing field. It covers a wide variety of topics, including dance and music, theater, film, literature, painting, and aesthetics. Offering the best from both established dance historians and the new generation of dance scholars, Dance Chronicle is an ideal source for those who love dance, both past and present.

Award Prizes:

We anticipate making three awards biennially, contingent upon the quality of manuscripts submitted for adjudication.

  • First Place: Cash prize of $1,000.00, free subscription to Dance Chronicle for one year, and publication of submitted article in Dance Chronicle
  • Second Place: Free subscription to Dance Chronicle for one year and publication of submitted article in Dance Chronicle
  • Third Place: Publication of submitted article in Dance Chronicle

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. To be eligible for consideration the scholar must have received the Ph.D. between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2017, and must submit a copy or scan of his/her diploma.
  2. The scholar may have received his/her degree in the field of dance or any other field in the humanities.
  3. The mode and methods of research should be those of dance history broadly defined to include theoretical, critical, and philosophical inquiry into dance as art or cultural practice as it exists in the present or has existed in the past anywhere in the world.
  4. The topic of the essay must relate to dance (broadly defined) in a significant way.
  5. The submitted manuscript must be between 6,000 and 10,000 words in length (with the footnotes and endnotes included in the word count).
  6. The submission must be written in the English language, although primary-source quotations in another language may (and should, if applicable) be given in footnotes.
  7. The submission must be formatted according to Dance Chronicle’sStyle Guidelines for Authors.” To be eligible for consideration, the writing in the manuscript must meet acceptable standards of good English.
  8. Awardees must be willing to revise their essays as they work through the normal editorial process toward publication. Payment of the cash award will be made upon successful completion of the process.

Process of Entry

Manuscripts should be submitted digitally to the journal's Editorial Manager site at by August 1, 2017. Each manuscript submission will be vetted for its eligibility based on the published requirements (see above) by the editors. The editors will announce the names of awardees and return results to all entering scholars on December 1, 2017.

Questions regarding your submission may be directed towards the editors, Joellen A. Meglin at or Karen Eliot at

Editorial information

  • Editor: Joellen A. Meglin
  • Editor: Karen Eliot