FSA is delighted to announce that the 2020 FSA Student Essay Competition is now open for applications

Deadline: Friday 3 July 2020

To encourage a new generation of feminist scholars, the FSA sponsors an annual student essay competition for work which is innovative, interdisciplinary and grounded in feminist theory and practice. After an initial shortlisting process, the top seven entries will be judged by our judging panel to determine the winner. All shortlisted entries will be published in the Journal of International Women’s Studies, and the winner will also receive a year’s free FSA membership.

Students at any stage of their studies at a British or Irish university are encouraged to submit work that has not been previously published, is not currently under consideration for publication, or has not been entered into other competitions which may result in publication elsewhere. Essays should be 6,000-7,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography). Entries must be submitted electronically, include a completed competition coversheet, and adhere to the submission instructions.

You will find further information on how to submit your entries on our FSA Student Essay Competition page.

At FSA, we have considered whether to run this year’s competition during the uncertain times we face. However, given that the already-demanding landscape of academia may only intensify in light of probable cuts within the higher education sector, we wanted to give emerging feminist scholars the opportunity to publish their work.