The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR. The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.
Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published. Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:
Susan M. Griffin, Editor
The Henry James Review
Department of English
Louisville, KY 40292
Author's name should not appear on the manuscript. Please identify essays as submissions for the Leon Edel Prize. A brief curriculum vitae should be included. Decisions about regular publication are also made at the same time as the prize decision.
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Henry James Review: http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/henry_james_review/