Essays may be on any aspect of the writing and/or lives of the Romantics and their circles, and should be written in a clear and accessible style.
Prize Judge Professor Sharon Ruston writes: ‘I want to read a well-organised, lively, and well-expressed essay. It should be arguing a point and offer persuasive evidence in its case. We are also looking for someone who has a deep and creative interest in Keats, Shelley, or their circle.’
Essays should be no more than 3,000 words including quotations, All sources must be acknowledged.
Entries must be original works. Plagiarism will not be accepted. They must not have been published previously, either in print or online or in any other media, nor previously submitted to us.
You can enter up to 2 essays.
Entry is free.