The Financial Times and The Bodley Head, an imprint of Random House UK, lanch their first annual essay prize tomorrow!
The Financial Times and The Bodley Head Essay Prize are looking for future talents in long-form essay writing.
We are looking for a dynamic, authoritative and lively essay of no more than 3500 words on a 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’re simply looking for quality writing.
If you are 35 years old or under and would like your work to be read by judges Simon Schama, Stuart Williams (Publisher, The Bodley Head), Dan Franklin (Digital Publisher, Random House Group), Lucy Tuck (Editor of Life and Arts, Financial Times) and Caroline Daniel (Editor, Financial Times Weekend) then apply by 18th November 2012 (midnight GMT).
The prize for the winner will be £1000, an e-publication with The Bodley Head and a mentoring session with the Financial Times or Bodley Head. Four runners up will be involved in a separate e-publication with the winner.