Closed 2021. Planet Magazine invites writers who have never published a book before to submit an essay of between 1,5000 – 2,000 words to their annual competition. The brief is extremely broad – Planet welcomes creative and unconventional ways of exploring the essay form as well as a more traditional style. Planet features writing which is in-depth, yet sufficiently accessible for a non-specialist readership. They are looking for most are lively, well-crafted essays which leave a lasting impression.