Yours for FREE

My top-notch book, "Your Right To Write"

  • FREE tips on writing, blogging, publishing and essay competitions
  • Exclusive offers and inspiration delivered directly to your inbox
Just enter your email now and I'll send the Book to you... for FREE.

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.


Any non-fiction topic of your choice


The Financial Times And The Bodley Head

The Financial Times And The Bodley Head 2014 Essay Contest


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.


30 November, 2014


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


Any enquiries relating to the prize should be emailed to:


This announcement is formatted using Naija Writers’ Coach Posting Format. If you republish this on your website, please provide a link to this post.

website setup banner

Get my awesome eBook and newsletter ... FREE

Your Right to WriteIf your dream is to be a writer and influence the world, the theoretical and practical insights the author provides have the power to convert your dream to reality.

-- Dr. Mahfouz A. Adedimeji | Fulbright scholar | Senior Lecturer, Unilorin | newspaper columnist

About Muhammed Abdullahi Tosin

Writer. Difference Maker. Entrepreneur. Author, Your Right To Write & Vertical Writing. Winner, 11 Writing Prizes.

Speak Your Mind