Call for submissions: Frieze Writer’s Prize 2015

Call for submissions: Frieze Writer’s Prize 2015


April 16, 2015

Call for submissions: Frieze Writer’s Prize 2015​
Deadline for entries:
21 July 2015

Frieze Writer’s Prize, the annual international award to discover and promote new art critics, is now open for entries. The winner will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and will be awarded 2,000 GBP.

This year the prize will be judged by Paul Teasdale, assistant editor of frieze; the London-based Mexican author Chloe Aridjis; and Hamza Walker, co-curator of Made in L.A. 2016.

Aspiring art critics are invited to submit one unpublished review of a recent contemporary art exhibition, which should be 700 words in length. Entries should be emailed as a Word attachment to writersprize [​at​]

Guidelines for submissions
–Entries must be submitted in English, but may be translated (this must be acknowledged). 
–Entrants must be over 18 years of age at the time of submission. 
–Entrants are allowed a maximum of three previously published pieces of writing on art.
–The closing date for entries is 21 July. 

Chloe Aridjis is a Mexican-born, London-based author. Her novels include Book of Clouds (2009) and Asunder (2013), which was set in London’s National Gallery. She co-curated the current Leonora Carrington exhibition at Tate Liverpool. Aridjis is working on a new novel as well as on a children’s story, a docu-fiction film and two artist books. Her translation of her father’s memoir, The Child Poet, will be published by Archipelago Books in February 2016. 

Hamza Walker is co-curator of Made in L.A. 2016, with Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayedi. In 2010 he was awarded the Ordway Prize for contributions to the field in the form of writing and exhibitions. Walker has contributed reviews and art criticism to New Art ExaminerArt MuscleDialogueParkett and Artforum.

Paul Teasdale is assistant editor of frieze and managing editor of frieze d/e. He lives in Berlin. 

Launched in 1991, frieze is one of the world’s leading magazines of contemporary art and culture. An international publication with offices in London, New York and Berlin, frieze features essays, reviews and columns by today’s most forward-thinking writers, artists and curators. 

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Read last year’s winning article by Linda Taylor here.

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