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Submissions are invited for the David Efird Postgraduate Essay Prize, which is sponsored jointly by Cambridge University Press and the British Society for the Philosophy of Religion.. The winning entry will be published in Religious Studies and the winner awarded £300. The Prize was formerly referred to as the Religious Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize but was recently renamed in honour of David Efird, our former Co-Editor, who passed away in 2020. Read an academic tribute to David published in Religious Studies.

The Prize caps an international competition that is open to all those who are registered for a postgraduate degree at the time of submission. The essay should treat a topic in the philosophy of religion and must not exceed 8,000 words in length. The judges reserve the right not to award the Prize if no submission of sufficient merit is received. All entries will be considered for publication in Religious Studies.

Essays should be submitted via the journal’s electronic system. A special submission area has been established for entries in the Essay Prize competition. The author’s name and contact details should not be included on the paper but must be submitted separately.

The closing date for entries is 31st December

Religious Studies
  • ISSN: 0034-4125 (Print), 1469-901X (Online)
  • Frequency: 4 issues per year
Religious Studies is an international journal devoted to the problems of the philosophy of religion as they arise out of classical and contemporary discussions and from varied religious traditions. More than 40 articles are published each year, and the journal also contains an extensive book review section.