The Hamilton Prize

Victorian Review invites graduate students to submit their unpublished work for consideration for the Hamilton Prize. The winning essay will be published in Victorian Review and the winner will receive an additional award of $500 CAD.

Articles submitted should be no more than 8,000 words inclusive of notes and works cited and should not include any information identifying the author. For the judging phase, any visual material should be integrated into the text at a lower resolution so it can be circulated easily to judges. If your entry is chosen as the winner you will be responsible for securing permissions, acquiring high-resolution copies of images, and paying any fees required for images you include.

The annual deadline for submissions for the next annual competition will be July 1st. This annual award honours the effort and achievements of Susan Hamilton, editor of Victorian Review from 2000 to 2006.

The winning essay, judged anonymously by a review panel drawn from our Advisory Board members will be selected according to three criteria:

  • contribution to Victorian studies;
  • quality and originality; and
  • style and clarity.

Given the tight timeline for adjudication, authors should note that they will not receive feedback on their submissions.

Please send entries to:

The Surridge Prize

The Victorian Review Editorial Team is pleased to recognize excellence in Victorian scholarship with the Surridge Prize, formerly the Editor’s Prize, awarded annually to the best article published in the journal. The prize is valued at $500 (Canadian). The winning article is selected by members of the Editorial Team and the winner is announced at the annual meeting of the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada. All articles published in the journal in the year are considered in the Surridge Prize competition. The Surridge Prize is named in honour of the effort and achievements of Lisa Surridge, editor of the Victorian Review from 2007 to 2016.

To submit an article to the journal, please visit the submissions page.