Do you have a great idea for a business book?

The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company are excited to announce the Bracken Bower Prize.

The £15,000 Prize aims to unearth new talent by encouraging young authors to tackle emerging business themes. The Bracken Bower Prize will be given to a promising young writer with the best proposal for a book about the challenges and opportunities of growth.
The prize was launched in 2014 and has resulted in publishing deals for the winner of the inaugural Prize and both the winners and shortlisted authors of the 2015 Prize. In addition to the £15,000 prize, finalists will be invited to the November 22 dinner where the Bracken Bower Prize will be awarded alongside the Business Book of the Year Award, in front of an audience of publishers, agents, authors and business figures.
Entry Guidelines
• Submission deadline: 30 September 2016
• no longer than 5000 words
• essay article with the argument, scope and style of the proposed book
• a description of the fi nished work’s structure
• e.g.: a list of chapter headings with a short bullet-point description of each chapter
• tackle emerging business themes
• identify and analyse the trends of the future in business, economics, finance or management
• focus on the challenges and opportunities of growth
• examine pressing business challenges in original ways
• must be under 35 on November 22 2016
• can be a published author
• the proposal itself must be original, not previously submitted to a publisher
• submit a biography
• co-authored submissions are welcomed
Vindi Banga, Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Isabel Fernandez-Mateo, Adecco Associate Professor of strategy & entrepreneurship, London Business School
Jorma Ollila, Chairman, Outokumpu, former Chairman Royal Dutch Shell & Nokia
David Young, former Chief Executive, Orion Publishing Group
For further information on the Prize, previous winners, the judges and how to enter, visit: