This year the New Critic Award is once again open to critics working in all fields of arts and culture (books, film, television, theatre, music, dance, performance, visual arts, etc). Once again, we’re particularly interested in writing that speaks to the changing nature of cultural criticism – whether that be critiquing an under-examined art form, experimenting with prose style and structure, or highlighting new or underrepresented voices and perspectives.
The winner will receive a total of $3000 prize money, consisting of a $1000 cash prize (generously sponsored by the Monash School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics) and a regular paid column (5 long-form articles at $400 each) in 2020, working closely with KYD editorial staff. Two runners up will each have the opportunity to publish one of their pitch proposals in KYD in 2020 (paid at KYD’s standard contributor rate of $250).
To read the guidelines and to make a submission, go to the submissions page. Entries are open from now until 11:59pm AEDT Sunday 10 November 2019.