Northern History: Gordon Forster Essay Prize 2019

24 October 2019


The Editors of the journal ‘Northern History invite submissions to the annual Gordon Forster Essay Prize. The competition is open to graduate students and early-career researchers. A prize of £200 will be awarded for the winning essay, which will be considered for publication in the journal.

The essays should fit within the scope of ‘Northern History’. The journal publishes scholarly work on the history of the seven historic Northern counties of England: Cheshire, Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland, and Yorkshire. The journal includes articles on topics treated regionally, and on the history of particular localities set in a wider context. Essays could discuss general Northern subjects, compare the history of the North with that of other parts of the country, or discuss Northern connections with the wider world.

The submission should be in the English language. The word limit is 7000-10,000 words, including notes, and the essay should follow the instructions for authors as found at:

The Editors retain the right not to award the prize in any year in which the material submitted is not considered to be of a suitable standard. Essays should be submitted as Word documents to

Deadline: 1 December 2019