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2017 Calibre Essay Prize

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Australian Book Review welcomes entries for their 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.

They 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 judges are Sheila Fitzpatrick, Peter Rose (ABR Editor & CEO), and Geordie Williamson.

The first prize is $5,000 with a supplementary prize of $2,500.

Entry fees
  • 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

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. To read these, view the FAQs or to enter, please visit the website for full details here.

The closing date is 15 March 2017.


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