The New Philosopher Writers' Award is open for submissions (note that you must be a subscriber to New Philosopher or Womankind magazine to enter, you can subscribe to New Philosopher here or to Womankind here). Submissions for each award must be based around the theme for that award.


Theme: Balance, Yin/Yang, equality

Word length: Up to 1,500 words

Form: fiction or non-fiction.

Closed: Midnight September 10 2019 (EST)


  • Philip Brown, writer
    Tim Campbell, former winner
    Melissa Coburn, journalist
    Nikolai Drahos, academic
    Christina Easton, philosopher and former runner-up
    Penny Mercoulia, writer
    Janice Nickson, retired teacher
    Vesna Maric, author
    Angela Smith, poet and two-time former winner
    Min Wah Voon, writer

29/09/19: Winners will be announced shortly.


Theme: Death, life, the end

Word length: Up to 1,500 words

Form: fiction or non-fiction.

Closes: Midnight December 10 2019 (EST)


Entry: You must be a subscriber to enter (you can subscribe here).

Open Award: $1,000 + publication in the subsequent issue of New Philosopher magazine.

Runners-up: Publication on

Entries are open to annual subscribers of New Philosopher magazine or Womankind magazine, to subscribe now to New Philosopher click here, or to Womankind click here.

Submissions must be sent along with the writer's full name in a text file (Word, text edit or Note Pad) via email by midnight on the closing date to You can submit one entry per award.

Entries are open to annual subscribers to New Philosopher magazine at the closing date. Entries must be under 1,500 words and must be submitted by the due date for the relevant award listed above. All entrants grant New Philosopher non-exclusive rights (the writer retains copyright over the work) to publish the selected work in New Philosopher magazine and/or The winning entry/entries will be selected by the New Philosopher editorial board based on the quality of writing and the strength of  the ideas presented in the work. If there are insufficient entries or if the board is unable to determine a winner in any category the board may decide not to award a prize. All decisions are final, no correspondence will be entered into.