Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize
The journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is delighted to announce the launch of the 2017 Essay Prize. The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field of contemporary women’s writing, recognise and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers and support the professional development of next generation scholars.
The winner of the inaugural 2016 Essay Prize was Mary Horgan for “About Change: Ali Smith’s Numismatic Modernism.” You can read Mary’s essay here. Three further submissions were Highly Commended and have been published in the current issue of the journal.
The winning entry will be:
- Submitted for publication in Contemporary Women’s Writing
- Awarded one year’s free membership of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association, including one year’s free subscription to Contemporary Women’s Writing
- Awarded a choice of Oxford University Press books to the value of £100
Other entries of sufficient quality may also be considered for publication.
The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize is open to anyone currently registered for PhD study or within three years of completion. Entrants may be asked to provide formal confirmation of their status.
Essays must be 7,000-9,000 words in length. The deadline for submission is 1st February 2017. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions must comply with the journal’s Instructions to Authors – click here to view. Entrants must submit essays by the standard Online Submission procedures – click here to view. Please ensure that you select ‘Essay Prize’ in the ‘Submission Type’ box.
Essays should meet the general aims and scope of the journal of Contemporary Women’s Writing – for more information please click here. Please note that essays submitted for publication will be subject to the standard Peer Review process. Entries will be judged by members of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Editorial Board and a member of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Executive Committee.