Win a prize of $1000
Have your essay published in Word & World


For students enrolled in accredited Ph.D. or Th.D. programs in theology or religious studies (or equivalent research degree programs). This prize is designed to encourage scholarship and writing for the church.  Essays should be devoted to topics that promote “theology for Christian ministry” and should be written in a lively style that is fully accessible to those engaged in the practice of Christian ministry.  Essays should meet conventional scholarly standards for such an essay.

Essays, which must be accompanied by an official submission form, must be received by November 1, 2015 and should be 3500 words in length (plus or minus 10 percent, including notes).  Essays will be judged according to the criteria listed on the submission form.

All essays, not only the winner, will be considered for publication in Word & World.  All finalists will receive a free subscription to the journal. Should no entry be deemed satisfactory, the Editorial Board reserves the right not to award a prize.