Paragraph 2018 Essay Prize competition

Submissions are now invited for the Paragraph 2018 Essay Prize competition, in which the prize will be awarded for the best article addressing the theme: “Migration.” In line with the journal’s leading role in investigating critical theory across a wide range of disciplines, submissions may address the topic from any perspective as long as the argument has a primarily theoretical focus. The competition is open to both early-career researchers and established scholars. All submissions are evaluated by the members of the Editorial Committee. The winning article will be published in the July 2018 issue of the journal, and its author will receive a sum of £500. Other essays submitted for the prize may also be published in the same or subsequent numbers of Paragraph. Entries should therefore be no longer than 6,000 words and should be formatted according to the journal’s conventions. Submission guidelines can be found at:

Submissions should be sent to Emma Wilson ( by December 1, 2017.

Paragraph aims to further the understanding of modern theory in English-speaking countries. Flexibility of approach is an essential aspect of the journal’s policy. Thus the committee invites explorations, within modern critical perspectives, of any literature, of other arts, and/or of the theories themselves.