2020 Calibre Essay Prize open for entries

Click here to enter the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize

Prize money: $7,500

Closing: 15 January 2020, 11:59 pm

Judges: J.M. Coetzee, Lisa Gorton, and Peter Rose

Entries are currently open for the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize, worth a total of AU$7,500. The Calibre Essay Prize is open to all essayists writing in English. We seek essays of between 2,000 and 5,000 words on any subject. We welcome essays of all kinds: personal or political, literary or speculative, traditional or experimental. Founded in 2007, the Calibre Prize is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new non-fiction essay.

First place will receive $5,000, and second place will receive $2,500.

Click the link for more information about past winners and to read their essays.

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