Enter for the 2015 Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize

Enter for the 2015 Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize

Deadline: November 29, 2015

Entries are invited for the fourth annual Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize. The prize aims to discover the world’s best young talent in long-form essay writing. They are 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. The organizers are not looking for a particular subject; they are simply looking for quality writing.


  • 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.


  • Open to everyone interested in writing under 35 years of age.

For more information and application, visit Bodley Head Essay.