The 2021 KYD New Critic Award Closing Date

Kill Your Darlings

Event Date: 
30 November 2021

Entries are now open for the 2021 KYD New Critic Award! Now in its fifth year, this award will assist the vocational development of an early-career critic.

This year the New Critic Award is once again open to critics working in all fields of arts and culture (books, film, television, video games, theatre, music, dance, performance, visual arts, etc). 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 $1000 cash prize and a regular paid column (5 long-form articles at $400 each) in 2021, working closely with KYD editorial staff. Two runners up will each have the opportunity to publish one of their pitch proposals in KYD in 2021 (paid at KYD’s standard contributor rate of $300).

To read the guidelines and to make a submission, go to the submissions page. Entries are open from now until 5pm AEDT Sunday 30 November 2020.