Kill Your Darlings is delighted to announce two inaugural writing awards.
The KYD New Critic Award and the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award are designed to support the development of an early-career critic and early-career author, provide them with the opportunity to work with industry professionals, and assist them in creating publishing pathways in the future.
The KYD New Critic Award
This award will assist the vocational development of an early-career critic. It is open to critics working in all fields of the arts (books, film, television, theatre, music, dance, performance, visual arts, etc).
The winner will receive $4000 prize money and a mentorship with KYD’s senior editorial staff, as well as publication of a maximum of eight works of criticism (max. 1500 words per piece) in Kill Your Darlings in 2017.
Submissions open 9am AEST Thursday 1 September 2016.
Submissions close 5pm AEDT Monday 31 October 2016.
The winner of the KYD New Critic Award will be announced on 16 January 2017.
The KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award
This award will assist an early-career author in the development of their unpublished manuscript. The award is open to writers of adult fiction and adult non-fiction.
Submissions open 9am AEDT Wednesday 1 February 2017.
Submissions close 5pm AEDT Friday 31 March 2017.
The shortlisted entrants will be announced on 1 June 2017.
The winner of the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award will be announced on 3 July 2017.
Please read the full KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award Submission Guidelines and Terms & Conditions here.
The judges for the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Award will be announced in 2017.