The RES Essay Prize 2017: Final call for entries

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
The Review of English Studies
contact email: 

The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.


The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree, or who completed one no earlier than January 2015


The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2017 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

*How to enter*

Visit for entry guidelines and full details of the competition rules.

The closing date for submissions is 30 June 2017

*Further details*

For more information visit the RES website at

You can read a selection of past winning essays for free at