English Postgraduate Essay Prize – Call For Applications

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are pleased to
invite submissions to the journal’s annual essay competition exclusive to
postgraduates. The competition provides an ideal opportunity for students to
enhance their CV through the publication of their work in an excellent high-profile
journal that caters to a very wide range of genres, periods, and critical approaches.
We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or noncanonical
Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on
single authors/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple
close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a
doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within
three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2018 (Winner
announced January 2019).

All essays are subject to an anonymous peer review by a panel of established experts
in literary studies and all will be considered for publication in English: the Journal of the
English Association. The award of £250 and publication in the journal will be made to
the winner. There will also be a runner-up prize of £100. Each will receive a year’s
subscription to English.

Submissions should be made through the journal’s submission portal:

Please include EPEP in the submission title to indicate it is to be considered for the

Submissions should meet the journal’s criteria for publication outlined on the journal
webpages: https://academic.oup.com/english/pages/General_Instructions