To mark the foundation of the Aubrey Beardsley Society, a prize for the best short essay on any aspect of Beardsley’s work, life, and reception will be awarded to an outstanding emerging scholar. The Society aims to encourage new work that is intellectually adventurous and stylistically accomplished, and seeks submissions that highlight Beardsley’s relevance today.
• Postgraduate (MA, MPhil, PhD) and early career researchers who have not held a permanent academic post are invited to participate.
• The participants should join the Aubrey Beardsley Society (discounted
• Essays should be up to 2,500 words and formatted in accordance with the MHRA style.
The amount of the Emerging Beardsley Scholar Prize is £500. Two runners-up will be awarded £100 each, and the three winning pieces will be published in the AB Blog. The Prize is supported by the Alessandra Wilson Fund.
Please email your submission by 31 December 2020 to Dr Sasha Dovzhyk at