UPDATE: Extended Deadline, Edith Wharton Essay Prize; 5/30/12

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The deadline has been extended to May 30, 2012 for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize.

The Edith Wharton Essay Prize

Deadline: May 30, 2012

Instituted in the fall of 2005, the Edith Wharton Essay Prize is awarded annually for the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar. Graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years are eligible to submit their work. The winning essay will be published in The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography , and the writer will receive an award of $250.

All entries will be considered for publication in The Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Edith Wharton Essay Prize. Submissions should be 15-25 pages in length and should follow the 7th edition MLA style, using endnotes, not footnotes. Applicants should not identify themselves on the manuscript but should provide a separate cover page that includes their names, academic status, e-mail address, postal addresses, and the notation "The Edith Wharton Essay Prize."

To submit an essay for the prize, send three copies to The Edith Wharton Review:

Prof. Carole M. Shaffer-Koros, Editor
Kean University, English Department
CAS 3rd floor
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083