August 2018

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Call for Papers



For those intending to submit an entry for this year's essay prize, the JLS website is currently unavailable for technical reasons and is unlikely to be back online before the 31st August deadline. If you would like to view sample essays which have won the prize in previous years you may do so through the following links -
A reminder that essays should be currently unpublished and not under consideration by another journal. They should be approx. 8,000 words long, inclusive of references, and should be send by email to both Josie Gill, Communications Officer of the BSLS (, and Martin Willis, Editor of the JLS(, by 5pm on Friday, 31st August, 2018.
The prize is open to BSLS members who are postgraduate students or have completed a doctorate within three years of this date. (To join BSLS, go to
The prize will be judged jointly by representatives of the BSLS and JLS. The winning essay will be announced on the BSLS website and published in the JLS. The winner will also receive a prize of £100.
Reviews that have appeared on the British Society for Literature and Science website in July 2018


A list of books for which we are currently seeking reviewers can be found here.
Please email Gavin Budge on <> if you would like to propose a book for review  - anything published from 2017 onwards will be considered.

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