Call for Essays: As Seen On [ ]




Visit Urban Omnibus to read the full submission guidelines and past competition winners.

  • Staff and board members of The Architectural League are not eligible for this competition. All others are encouraged to submit.
  • Essays should be between 800 and 2000 words and must be previously unpublished. Prior to publication on Urban Omnibus, winning submissions may be copyedited to adhere to house style.
  • Imagery to support or illustrate the essay is encouraged but not required. If imagery is included, the author must have legal permission to reprint it. If imagery is not included, Urban Omnibus editorial staff will source or illustrate as appropriate, in consultation with the author.
  • Entries must be submitted as letter-sized PDFs. The applicant’s essay title must appear at the top of the first page. To maintain anonymity during the jury process, DO NOT include your name in the document. Your name will be logged with your essay title on the submission form.
  • Please use the form below to submit your entry. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm EDT on Monday, October 19, 2015. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Questions? Email or click here.  Winners will be announced in November.


The 4th Annual Urban Omnibus Writing Competition “As Seen On [  ]” is supported by A Public Space, Greenlight Bookstore, NY Writers Coalition, and Urban Omnibus

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