Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize 2016 (£1,500 Prize & more)

Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize 2016 (£1,500 Prize & more)

Deadline: January 29, 2017

Entries are now being accepted for the Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize 2016. The Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize aims to discover young talent from around the world in long-form essay writing, and has led to many new and exciting opportunities for winners and runners-up. Last year’s winner, Laurence Blair, has recently been signed up by The Bodley Head to write his first book, which expands on his 2015 prize-winning essay ‘Dreams of the sea’.

Prize

  • The winner will receive:
    • £1,000 and an e-publication with The Bodley Head;
    • A mentoring session with The Bodley Head and Financial Times;
    • A subscription to FT.com, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head.
  • Two runners up will win:
    • £500 each and an e-publication with The Bodley Head;
    • A digital subscription to FT Weekend, and a selection of books from The Bodley Head.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Application Process

Enter the competition.

For more information, visit Bodley Head/Financial Times Essay Prize.

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