LINGUIST List 31.1713

Thu May 21 2020

FYI: Babel Young Writers' Competition

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 19-May-2020
From: Tristan Miller <>
Subject: Babel Young Writers' Competition
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This year, Babel: The Language Magazine ( will be running the seventh edition of our Young Writers' Competition, which encourages young linguists who are starting out on their study of language.

The competition is open to all linguistics students at the 16–18-year-old and undergraduate stages. The winner will appear in Babel №33, to be published in November 2020. If you are a keen Babel reader and language lover, get writing to be in with a chance of getting yourself published – as well as a year's subscription to Babel!

Keep an eye on Babelzine on Twitter for inspiration from previous winners on topics ranging from sign language to spoonerisms, from language death to language birth.

The winners will be announced in October 2020. Good luck!


Deadline: Friday 28 August 2020

Length: Entries must be no more than 2,500 words.

Topic: Entries can be about any topic that relates to languages and linguistics – the important thing is that the article is interesting and accessible for readers.

Format: Entries should be clearly presented in a Word file, with images submitted as separate JPEGs (or similar).

Submission: Entries should be emailed to with the title ''Young Writer's Competition''. 16–18-year-old entrants must provide details of their institution and a teacher; undergraduate entrants must submit via their university email address and must provide contact details of a teacher.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Page Updated: 21-May-2020