The Peter Guilday Prize

The Guilday Prize at a Glance

Please be sure to consult the submission rules and the rest of the information on this page for the full award requirements.
What it is:

The Guilday Prize honors a manuscript from an author who has not previously been published. The winning manuscript is published in the Catholic Historical Review.




$250 + publication in the Catholic Historical Review

Winner announced:

Early 2022

Submission instructions:

Send your manuscript to the editors of the Catholic Historical Review. Please consult the CHR’s style sheet and submission instructions.

Submission deadline: September 1, 2021

About the Guilday Prize

The Peter Guilday Prize is awarded for a manuscript, accepted by the editor of the Catholic Historical Review, that is the author’s first scholarly publication. Entries must be submitted as articles; those received in the editorial office by September 1 of any year will be considered for that year’s prize, the amount of which is $250.

The winning article will be published in the following year. Any author who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada is eligible.

Submission Rules

The general rules for submission are:

  1. The manuscript must be the author’s first scholarly publication.
  2. The author must be a permanent resident of the United States or Canada.
  3. The manuscript must meet all publication requirements of the Catholic Historical Review.

Submission deadline: September 1, 2021

Past Winners

YearAwardeeWorkAppears in
2017Kathleen Walkowiak“Public Authority and Private Constraints: Eugenius III and the Council of Reims” Catholic Historical Review, Summer 2017
2016Christopher Riedel, Ph.D.“Praising God Together: Monastic Reformers and Laypeople in Tenth-Century Winchester”Catholic Historical Review, Spring 2016