The Orwell Prizes, named in memory of George Orwell, the British journalist, novelist, and essayist, aim to encourage good writing and thinking about politics. The Orwell Prize for Political Writing is awarded to a work of nonfiction. The prize is worth £3,000 to the winner.
The Orwell Prize for Political Writing is awarded to a work of non-fiction. ‘Political’ is defined in the broadest sense, including entries addressing political, social, cultural, moral, and historical subjects. The Prize awarded in June 2023 (the 2023 Prize) will recognize work first published between 1st June 2022 and 31st May 2023. The winning entry for The Orwell Prize for Political Writing should strive to meet Orwell’s own ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’. Work should be of equal excellence in style and content and live up to the values of Orwell and the Orwell Foundation.
A single author, or very small team of authors, must be clearly identifiable. Anthologies consisting of work by more than one author will not be accepted, but books where co-authors, up to a maximum of three, have worked on the entire book together are eligible.
Deadline: January 16, 2023
For more information and to submit, go to https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-prizes/.