Leon Edel Prize

Due Date: 11-01-2023

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 $300, and the prizewinning 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 to by 1 November 2023. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Please identify essays as submissions for the Leon Edel Prize. The competition is limited to one submission per author. A brief curriculum vitae should be included. For more information, visit