Have you written something on war and/or peace?

Then consider submitting it (quickly!) for the Sharp Prize.  Here’s what Carol Gould wrote to the (US) SWIP  mailing list:  

Please consider submitting an essay for consideration
for the Sharp Prize on issues relating the philosophy of war
and peace. I’m chair of the committee this year and it
would be great to have some submissions from feminist
philosophers. Here’s the info (note that you need to act


Most recent awardee: 2007 Jeff McMahan, “The Morality and
Law of War”

Deadline for submission for 2009 Prize: March 15, 2008.


This prize is awarded to the best unpublished essay or
monograph on the philosophy of war and peace submitted for
the competition.

Process: The winning entry is selected by a committee of 3-6
members, appointed by the Chair of the APA’s Committee on
Lectures, Publications, and Research, in consultation with
LPR committee members.

Frequency: Every 2 years (odd years)

Award Amount: $1,500

Last Award: 2007

Next Award: 2009


The Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize was established in
1990 with funds donated by Eliot and Dorothy Sharp and
several other members and friends of the Sharp family to
honor the memory of Eliot’s father. Frank Chapman Sharp was
President of the Western Division of the APA in 1907-08 and
was a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of
Wisconsin from 1893 until his retirement in 1936. Dr. Sharp
was born in 1866 and died in 1943.

Submission Procedures

APA Members and student associates are eligible to submit
unpublished essays or monographs for the prize. Manuscripts
should be between 7,500 to 75,000 words (between 30 and 300
double-spaced typed pages), and not published OR committed
for publication at the time of the award. Undergraduate
entrants must be philosophy majors (or something close);
graduate students must be enrolled in, or on leave from, a
graduate program in philosophy. Authors must be current
members of the APA in good standing. Send four (4) copies of
the paper, with the title and author’s name and affiliation
on a separate page. Any identifying references in the body
and footnotes of the manuscript should be removed. Deadline
for submission: March 15, 2008. Submissions should be sent
to: Sharp Memorial Prize, American Philosophical
Association, 31 Amstel Avenue, University of Delaware,
Newark, DE 19716.