This award assists the vocational development of an early-career critic across all artforms.
The winner receives a $1000 cash prize and a regular paid column (5 long-form articles at $400 each), working closely with KYD editorial staff. Two runners up will each have the opportunity to publish one of their pitch proposals in KYD in 2022 (paid at KYD’s standard contributor rate of $300).
Entries are open to writers all over Australia, including rural and regional areas; we strongly encourage writers from all backgrounds and experience levels to apply.
2021 Winner: May Ngo (NSW); Runners up: Olivia Muscat, Dženana Vucic
The judges for the 2021 Award were KYD Editor Alan Vaarwerk and KYD Publisher Alice Cottrell.
Visit Kill Your Darlings for more information and applications: www.killyourdarlings.com.au/awards