Non-fiction Writing Contest Submission Call

14 Dec

The London Library is running a non-fiction competition in collaboration with The Times. It’s open to all 3rd year undergraduate students across the UK, and first prize pays big dividends. I’d also say that the given topic – ‘The future of Britain lies with the right-hand side of the brain’ – is just begging to be subverted and undermined, particularly by a tough-talking, sharpshooting, analytically-minded Creative Writing student (from U of G, of course). If you feel up to the challenge, you’ll find the submission guidelines below, as well as a link to the competition website:

The London Library is delighted to be working with The Times and FreshMinds on this inaugural competition, open to all final year undergraduates studying at higher education institutions across the UK. This is an opportunity to expose your critical writing skills to thousands of readers – the winning piece will be published in the comment pages of The Times and in The London Library Magazine. (Please note this is not a creative writing competition). The winner and runners-up will also have the opportunity to spend some time with journalists at The Times as part of a mini-internship.

Rules of Entry
Submissions should be no longer than 800 words. The winner will be the entrant whose work, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates the greatest creativity, clarity and originality of thought, and confident handling of the subject matter.

All entries should be received by The London Library by midnight on 12th January 2012. The judging panel will select a shortlist of four entries, to be announced in April 2012. The judges will choose a winner from this shortlist, to be announced in June 2012. Please ensure you read the Rules of Entry and Terms and Conditions before submitting your work. You can view the website here.