This year marks 90 years since the publication of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, and to celebrate thisthe Royal Society of Literature has launched a series of projects asking what writers need to work today. This includes our A Room of My Own essay competition:

A Room of My Own competition for 14-18 year olds

Students should write an essay telling us what they think they need to make their future as a writer. Their essays might explore:

    • what they think a writer needs to work;
    • how they imagine their future as a writer; or
    • how writing from the past can influence new writing now.

The winner will receive National Book Tokens for themselves and for their school library, and a selection of essays will be published online on the RSL website. The closing date for the competition is Friday 18 October 2019.