Ends on March 31, 2018

This year’s George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters, will be awarded for:


Writers of books, articles or essays intended for a thoughtful, general audience are invited to submit material in the following categories: biography, memoir, general history, cultural analysis and criticism (aesthetics, art, drama and film, education), political and social criticism, philosophical and theological reflections. Books, articles and essays written principally for academic audiences or specialists will not be considered. Nominees must supply one or more book excerpt(s), article(s), or essay(s) not to exceed 10,000 words in total. The Nomination Committee may request further excerpts or complete works.

The selection committee will consider only English-language works of which the nominee is the sole or principal author.  In the case of books, the selection committee will consider work published in book form (hard copy), financed by a reputable publisher, and subjected to a professional editorial process independent of the author. Column and review pieces that are, as yet, uncollected in book form must appear in major periodicals and/or magazines, in digital or in hard copy.  The committee does not consider self-published works in any medium or entire books that have been published only in digital format.

For more information please go to huntprize.org.

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