Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize, 25 January 2016

Contemporary Women’s Writing, Oxford University Press
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Contemporary Women’s Writing (Oxford University Press) is pleased to announce the launch of a new annual Essay Prize.  This prize aims to encourage new scholarship in the field, recognize and reward outstanding achievement by new researchers, and support the professional development of next generation scholars.

Entries are now open for the first prize. The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2016.

The winner will receive:
Publication in Contemporary Women’s Writing
One year’s free membership of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association (including one year’s free subscription to the journal)
£100 worth of Oxford University Press books

Other entries of sufficient quality may also be considered for publication.

Entry requirements:
The Contemporary Women’s Writing Essay Prize is open to anyone currently registered for a PhD, or anyone who has completed one within three years of the submission deadline. Entrants may be asked to provide formal confirmation of their status.

Essays must be 7,000-9,000 words in length. The deadline for submissions is 25 January 2016. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Submissions must comply with the journal’s Instructions to Authors. Entrants must submit essays by the standard Online Submission procedures. Please ensure that you select ‘Essay Prize’ in the ‘Submission Type’ box.
Essays should meet the general aims and scope of the journal and submissions will be subject to the standard Peer Review process. Entries will be judged by members of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Editorial Board.


For full details please see the journal’s website:


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