Submission Deadline: November 29th 2015
The fourth annual Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize aims to discover the world’s best young talent in long-form essay writing. Bodley Head/FT is looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3,500 words on a non-fiction topic of your choice. It can be journalistic, it can be a case study; it can be wide-ranging or minutely focused.
In keeping with the ethos of both sponsors, it can address any topic – from finance to history, from current affairs to a scientific discovery. We are not looking for a particular subject; we are simply looking for quality writing.
- If you are 35 years old or under and would like your work to be read by
- Simon Schama (historian and FT contributing editor),
- Tom Weldon (CEO Penguin Random House UK),
- Stuart Williams (publisher at the Bodley Head),
- Dan Franklin (digital publisher at Random House),
- Lucy Tuck (editor, FT Life & Arts) and Caroline Daniel (FT Weekend editor)
- The prize for the winner will be £1,000, an e-publication with Bodley Head, and a mentoring session with the FT/Bodley Head.
- Two runners-up will each receive £500 and e-publication.
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