CFP: Aporia Issue XVI Call for Papers and Essay Prize

Submission deadline: January 30, 2017

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Aporia is an established philosophy journal published by the University of St Andrews Philosophy Society since 2007. We publish top-quality work in analytic philosophy written by undergraduates from across the world.

This year will mark the tenth anniversary of the journal and to celebrate, we will be publishing two electronic issues, as well as a print anniversary edition made up of the best submissions from the whole year. The deadlines for our two 2017 electronic publications will be midnight on Monday 30th January and midnight on Saturday 18th March. Please note that in order to be eligible for publication in the print 10th anniversary edition, your submission must have been selected for publication in one of our electronic issues this year. We do not accept late submissions under any circumstances.

A prize worth £150 will be offered to the best submission. Everyone whose submission has been chosen for publication in the anniversary paper edition will receive a complimentary copy of said edition.

We are looking for Philosophy essays in broadly analytic style that:

  • Are written by undergraduate students of Philosophy, or people who have recently graduated and have not yet completed a year of postgraduate studies in Philosophy

  • Are between 2,000 and 5,000 words long, excluding bibliography and abstract

  • Have complete bibliographies in Chicago style

  • Include an abstract of no longer than 300 words

  • Are written in standard academic English

Please email your submissions, along with an abstract of no longer than 300 words, to Kirsty Hardwick, the editor-in-chief, at You should expect to hear back from us within 3 weeks of each deadline. Please note that often the publication of accepted submissions will be contingent on your submissions undergoing certain revisions. 

We look forward to reading all your submissions.

Best wishes,

The Editors

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