Do you own an interesting collection of books or print ephemera? Enter to win a £500 prize, plus an allowance of £250 to acquire a book for the University of Edinburgh’s Special Collections!
The Edinburgh Bibliographical Society has invited submissions for the G.P. Johnston Prize in Scottish Book History and Bibliography.
‘Named after the Edinburgh bookseller and bibliophile George P. Johnston, founder of the EBS and its secretary from 1890-1932, this essay competition is run annually and is open to postgraduate students or scholars who have been awarded a Ph.D. or Masters degree within the three years prior to competition year.
Essays submitted for the annual competition must have a Scottish focus but may cover any period of book history or subject of bibliographic interest.
The winner will receive £200, and submitted essays will be considered for publication in the Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society.
Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words and should not have been published previously. The deadline for submissions is March 31.
See the EBS website for details of how to submit your essay!’