Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the eleventh Calibre Essay Prize. Calibre is one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay and it is now worth a total of $7,500. We are seeking essays of between 3,000 and 7,000 words on any non-fiction subject. Calibre is open to anyone in the world who is writing in English.
The closing date is 15 March 2017
The judges are Sheila Fitzpatrick, Peter Rose (ABR Editor and CEO), and Geordie Williamson.
The first prize is $5,000 with a supplementary prize of $2,500
Entry to the Calibre Essay Prize is online only. Print entries will no longer be accepted. Before entering the Calibre Essay Prize, all essayists must read the Terms and Conditions.
Online entry (current ABR subscriber) - $15
Online entry (full-time student) - $15
Online entry (standard/non subscriber) - $24
Special online entry + subscription bundles
Subsequent entries may be submitted at the subscriber rate
Online entry + ABR Online subscription - $55
Online entry + Print subscription (Australia) - $95
Online entry + Print subscription (NZ and Asia) - $140
Online entry + Print subscription (Rest of World) - $155
We gratefully acknowledge the long-standing support of Mr Colin Golvan QC.