-The New Philosopher Writers' Award is open for submissions (note that you must be a subscriber to New Philosopher or Womankind magazine to enter, you can subscribe to New Philosopher here or to Womankind here). Submissions for each award must be based around the theme for that award.


Theme: Time, life, death, relativity

Word length: Up to 1,500 words

Form: fiction or non-fiction.

Closes: Midnight 28th February 2019 (EST)


Theme: Being human, the Anthropocene, empathy, good/evil

Word length: Up to 1,500 words

Form: fiction or non-fiction.

Closes: Midnight May 31st 2019 (EST)


Theme: Power, politics, manipulation

Closed: 30th November 2018

Winner: Carrie Jenkins

Runner-up: Cameron Raynes

Shortlist: The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

  • - Lucy Davies, executive producer, Royal Court Theatre
  • - Lara Ghaoui, emergency programme manager, World Vision
  • - Daniel Goldsworthy, law lecturer, Victoria University
  • - Carrie Jenkins, professor of philosophy, University of British Columbia
  • - Heidi Howkins Lockwood, professor of philosophy, Southern Connecticut State University
  • - Siobhan Lyons, former winner and lecturer at Macquarie University
  • - Cisco Ramos, Assistant Dean at Duke University
  • - Cameron Raynes, writer
  • - Warren Ward, former winner, writer, and psychiatrist
  • - Ann Webster-Wright, Honorary Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


Entry: You must be a subscriber to enter (you can subscribe here).

Open Award: $1,000 + publication in the subsequent issue of New Philosopher magazine.

Runners-up: Publication on newphilosopher.com.

Entries are open to annual subscribers of New Philosopher magazine or Womankind magazine, to subscribe now to New Philosopher click here., or to Womankind click here.

Submissions must be sent along with the writer's full name in a text file (Word, text edit or Note Pad) via email by midnight on the closing date to ab@newphilosopher.com. You can submit one entry per award.

Entries are open to annual subscribers to New Philosopher magazine at the closing date. Entries must be under 1,500 words and must be submitted by the due date for the relevant award listed above. All entrants grant New Philosopher non-exclusive rights (the writer retains copyright over the work) to publish the selected work in New Philosopher magazine and/or newphilosopher.com. The winning entry/entries will be selected by the New Philosopher editorial board based on the quality of writing and the strength of  the ideas presented in the work. If there are insufficient entries or if the board is unable to determine a winner in any category the board may decide not to award a prize. All decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into.