The aim of our essay competition is to allow new thinking to emerge
on the key subjects of Lantern's publishing program and to encourage
new voices to step forward to shape the debate of the future. Please
read the rules and guidelines below.
We'd like essays to focus on the animal advocacy, vegetarian, or
We encourage those wishing to enter to familiarize themselves with
Lantern's core subject areas by exploring our website:
Judges will be looking for originality of vision, knowledge of the
subject, skill in presenting an argument, and literary merit.
$1000 first prize
$500 second prize
$250 third prize
Winners will be announced on March 21, 2006.
Prize money will be paid by check in US dollars.
Winning essays may be published in the next Lantern catalogue, on the
Lantern website, and in other venues (information will be forthcoming).
How to Enter
Essays should be no longer than 1500 words.
Essays must be submitted by midnight on December 31, 2005.
Anyone of any age can submit an essay from anywhere in the world, but
all essays should be in standard English.
Do not include your name, address, or other identifying information
within the essay itself. This is to ensure that your essay will be
Essays should be submitted as an email attachment in rich text (.RTF)
format or in Microsoft Word (.DOC) format and mailed to
Please include the following information within the body of the email:
If you cannot email your essay, you may mail it double-spaced, double-
sided to Lantern's address:
Attn: Essay Competition
One Union Square West, Suite 201
New York, NY 10003
Include your name, mailing address, email, and phone number in a
separate cover letter included with your essay.
For more information on competition rules and up-to-date
announcements, visit http://lanternbooks.com/essay.php