The Thomas Hardy Association (TTHA) invites submissions from students, on any aspect of Thomas Hardy’s life, work, or reputation, for the 2016 Student Essay Prize Competition. Criteria include:
-Originality and strong scholarship. Maybe it's a study for a thesis chapter. Maybe it's a really good and further developed term paper. Maybe it's a side project that wouldn't otherwise see the light of day.
-Pre-editing by a major professor in the student's academic department is recommended but not essential: the faculty member's name would appear in the acknowledgments.
-Maximum length 6000 words.
-Essays will be evaluated by members of The Thomas Hardy Association's Editorial Board who will rank them and offer a few comments.
Deadline: August 31 2016.
The three first prizewinning-essays will receive:
-Publication in the prestigious The Hardy Review
-Free TTHA membership. Choice of three recently published book-length studies on Hardy.
-A cheque each for $100.
Runners-up will be awarded free TTHA membership and choice of 3 back numbers of The Hardy Review.
Please address e-copy to TTHA Editor, at RM314@icloud.com