Sponsoring Institution: The Concord Review
Type: History Essay Contest
Eligibility: High school students who have written a history essay prior to finishing Secondary (High) School
Essay must be in English
Student must be the sole author
Minimum length of 4000 words
Chicago style notes and bibliography
Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. The Concord Review is published quarterly—March, June, September, and December.
Summer Issue: February 1
Fall Issue: May 1
Winter Issue: August 1
Spring Issue: November 1
Highlight: Human civilization has come a long way since the dawn of the Homo Sapiens species. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance and numerous revolutions, history is filled with tragic and hopeful events. The Concord Review is a journal that provides high school students with the opportunity to get recognized for publishing a history essay. And with this opportunity, The Emerson Prize, which is awarded four times annually, allows students previously published by the journal to gain recognition as having outstanding promise in history. The student awarded the Emerson Prize also receives $3000! Students only need to be interested in history to be successful in submitting to this history essay. They encourage students to write a 4000-6000 word essay on ANY historical topic, ancient or modern, local or international. Examples of previous fascinating history topics include: Operation Valkyrie, the Northern Wei Dynasty, and Disney and the Depression. So, if you have a passion for history, start writing about what fascinates you about the past today for a chance to get published in the world’s first and only academic history essay journal that publishes the work of high school students!