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Alan Roberts Prize

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“Social life for people all over the world has become increasingly difficult. Science and technology are transforming worlds; work and life are increasingly precarious; climate change and nuclear threat hover as potential catastrophes for all humanity and life on earth. As perspectives on life and society from the twentieth century struggle to make sense of what is happening, we hope entrants for this prize will help to develop insights for a politics for the future.”

The Alan Roberts Prize will be awarded for the best writing in the following areas:

  • Science and technology from a critical perspective
  • Nuclear energy, nuclear weaponry and disarmament
  • Ecology, humanity and the fate of the planet
  • New social forms and a politics of the future

Word length: up to 3000–3500 words

Young writers are encouraged to submit.

Entry fee: $10 AUD per submission. Please pay entry fee to the Arena Foundation: ACC No: 10279019 BSB: 063-212

Prize value: $1000 AUD and publication in Arena Magazine.

Entries close: 31 July 2019.

For details about the life of Alan Roberts and about how to email your submission, please visit the website.

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