Essay Contest: The Book That Made Me

April 15, 2017
11:59 pm
Essay Contest: The Book That Made Me

Public Books is looking for new voices to contribute to The Book That Made Me, a series about the books that transform lives. The best undergraduate essay and the best graduate essay will be published on the Public Books homepage in May.

You can find examples of the series on our website here. (Please note that your submission should be in essay and not interview format.)

The contest is free to enter and open to any student currently enrolled in a degree program. To enter, email your essay to us at, along with your name, school, graduation year, email address, and phone number. Attach your essay as a Word document AND paste it into the body of the email. Essays should be 750–1000 words in length.

Submission deadline: April 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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