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The Financial Times And The Bodley Head 2014 Essay Contest

The Financial Times And The Bodley Head 2014 Essay Contest

The third annual Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize aims to discover the world’s best young talent in long-form essay writing. We 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. 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) then please send us your entry by midnight GMT on November 30 2014.

Topic

Any non-fiction topic of your choice

Organizer

The Financial Times And The Bodley Head

The Financial Times And The Bodley Head 2014 Essay Contest

Prizes

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.

Deadline

30 November, 2014

Guidelines

  • Accepted file formats word doc, docx, pdf or txt.
  • Maximum size 2mb.
  • Submit here.

Inquiries

Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to: bodleyhead@ft.com

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