Guardian Books are looking for essay writers for a new competition, with a chance to be published in the Guardian Shorts series of ebooks.
Argentina to Zimbabwe, central London to the Middle East – protest movements made themselves heard throughout 2012. Whether calling for regime change or marching against student tuition fees, campaigning for equality or against the privilege of the 1%, demands and messages were broadcast through our streets and around the world.
If you were involved in protest in 2012, we want to hear from you. Whether the protest was local or global, the Guardian Shorts essay-writing competition is inviting entrants to submit a 5,000 word piece of reportage, with the winner being published as part of the Guardian Shorts series.
We’re interested in dynamic voices that tell the human stories of the protest and its participants. We want to know where the protest came from, why you protested and what it was like. It may have been a protest against cuts driven by the current economic climate; or a protest for the right to same-sex marriage borne from a decades-long drive for equality; or a protest against an unjust political system.
Guardian Shorts are a series of ebooks publishing a wide range of long-form journalism, non-fiction, essays and reportage. Titles include Martin Chulov and Luke Harding’s account of from the aftermath of Gaddafi’s deposal; Phillip Inman’s guide to the current financial crisis; and the inside timeline of how the Guardian broke the phone hacking scandal.
Explore the full range of Guardian Shorts available on Amazon.co.uk
The closing date for submissions is midnight on 31 March 2013. The winner will be announced on 1 July 2013. All submissions should be submitted via the form below. Click here for full terms and conditions.
Please submit your essay as a Microsoft Word file (.doc or .docx) and include your name in the filename (eg Your_Name_Shorts_Essay.doc).