Enter the 2016 Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize
12 Dec 2016
Deadline: 29 January 2017
Entries are now open for the 2017 Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize. The inaugural prize was won by PEN SA member Hedley Twidle for his 2012 essay ‘Getting Past Coetzee‘.
The winner of the 2017 Prize will receive £1,000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head, a mentoring session with The Bodley Head and Financial Times and a subscription to FT.com with a selection of books from The Bodley Head.
The competition is open to anyone between 18-35 years old who would like their work to be read and judged by author Simon Schama, Stuart Williams (publishing director, The Bodley Head), Rachel Cugnoni (publisher, Vintage), Alec Russell, (editor, FT Weekend), Rebecca Rose (deputy books editor, FT) and literary agent Georgina Capel of Georgina Capel Associates.
The judges are looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words. It can be journalistic, a case study, wide-ranging or minutely focused. In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance and current affairs to history and scientific discovery.
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