Publication Subsidy Program
The purpose of the publishing
subsidy program is to promote research and publication by providing
institutional and individual members of the Association with an incentive
and financial assistance in their efforts in that field, and to provide an
equitable non-competitive process for awarding subsidies to assist in
defraying actual publishing (e.g., printing, image reproduction, etc.) and
distribution costs. Both self-published and commercially-published research
results are eligible for subsidies.
§ An Association member may, at any time, submit to the chair
of the Research and Publication Committee, or to the program administrator,
a work proposed for a publication which has been judged worthy and
appropriate by that member.
§ The nominating member must provide the program administrator
with three ready-for-press final format copies of the proposed work.
§ Works which have been previously published or otherwise
distributed are eligible for consideration so long as the work has been
substantially revised and the member receives written assurance from the
prior publisher that copyright does not restrict or prevent subsequent
§ If approved for a subsidy, the member is responsible for
selecting a publisher, making the necessary arrangements for publication,
setting the sales price, marketing and distribution. The program
administrator will endeavor to advise the nominating institution or
individual on these matters.
§ All subsidized works must prominently display a credit line
acknowledging the Association’s financial contribution to the publication.
§ Authors will be eligible for awards only in any two out of
four consecutive years, the four years commencing with the initial award
§ The process for approving and granting subsidies is a
responsibility of the Research and Publications Committee of the
Association for Great Lakes Maritime History, and is administered by one of
§ Each work submitted will be read by three readers, with the
author(s) made known to them. Readers will have no direct business
association with the author(s), and will be anonymous to them. At least two
of the three readers must give their approval for a work to receive a
publication subsidy. Readers who reject a work should discuss their reasons
with the program administrator, but are not expected to discuss the matter
with the author(s). Cut-off dates for reviewing may be established.
§ Submissions will be judged on their individual merits,
rather than competitively. The role of the Association is to confirm that
the submission meets the basic standard of contributing well-presented new
information to the general body of Great Lakes maritime history.
§ Once approved, the program administrator will endeavor to advise
the member or individual on matters of publication, prices, marketing, and
distribution and may suggest publication size, page layout, and format with
a view to a possible collected works series.
§ Each approved work will be announced in the Association’s
journal/newsletter and on its website as the publication becomes available
§ Each subsidy will be $500 or 50 percent of the publishing
and distribution costs, whichever is the lesser amount.
§ The same amount of subsidy funding will be made available
for each approved publication, regardless of length or cost of publishing
§ The actual transfer of funds will be made only after the
nominating selected institution or individual(s) present a copy of the paid
invoice(s) for services from the publisher and other appropriate providers
of publication and/or distribution services.
§ The Association’s Board of Directors has approved initial
funding of $5,000 for subsidies, and may add to this as it deems
appropriate. Each subsidy requires Board of Directors approval.
For More Information Contact:
Ed Warner, Program Administrator
2446 Pemberton Drive
Toledo, Ohio 43606