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KYD New Critic Award

Date: Mon November 1 2021 12:00 am to Tue November 30 2021 11:59 pm

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.

Previous winners:

2020 Winner: Michael Sun (NSW); Runners up: Aimee Knight (SA), Fiona Murphy (NSW)

2019 Winner: Cher Tan (VIC); Runners up: Kaya Wilson (NSW), Viv Cutbush (TAS)

2018 Winner: Kylie Maslen (SA).

2017 Winner: Stephanie Eslake (TAS).



Visit Kill Your Darlings for more information and applications: www.killyourdarlings.com.au/awards

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