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RES Essay Prize

Winner of the 2015 RES Essay Prize


The Editors of The Review of English Studies are pleased to announce that the winner of the journal’s 2015 Essay Prize is Amy Bowles (Girton College, Cambridge) for her submission "'Dressing the Text: Ralph Crane's Scribal Publication of Drama". Her paper is expected to publish online in February and will be included in the June 2016 issue of The Review of English Studies.

2016 RES Essay Prize


The Review of English Studies will shortly be inviting entries for its 2016 Essay Prize. 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.

Entries will be open from the 1 April to 30 June 2016.

The prize


The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2017 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • A cash prize of £250
  • £250 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies


Other entries of sufficient quality will also be considered for publication in RES.

How to enter


Entries should be submitted through our online submission system. Click here to access the system and submit your paper any time between 1 April 2016 and the closing date, 30 June 2016.

Please click here to read through the entry guidelines and terms.

The competition rules


The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree, or who completed one no earlier than October 2013. The winner's student status verification will be requested from their academic supervisor or head of department. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Click here for full details of the competition rules.

Past winners


Click here to read a selection of past winners free online.