Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing

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Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing


Surveying the scope of critical art writing today, the board, advisory board, and editors of Gulf Coast recognize the significant lack of venues and support for young and mid-career writers working across the United States. The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing seeks to address this lacuna by bringing exposure to writers who are dealing with the spirit of the age and unafraid to ask difficult questions.

The 2022 Beauchamp Prize will be judged by Legacy Russell.

There will be one first place prize of $3,000 dollars, and two runners up, awarded $1,000 each. The winning essay will be featured in GC’s printed journal, and the two runners-up will be considered for publication. For previous winners, see the sidebar.

Deadline August 31st.

Entries for the Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing should be a single piece of prose, written in English, not exceeding 1,500 words.

Submission Guidelines
–    Click here for online submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s Submittable
–    Submit your work as a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
–    All work submitted must have been written or published within the last year.
–    It is the author’s responsibility to secure image permissions and, when applicable, reprint permission if the submission has been previously published.
–    The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your bio, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.
–    There is currently no entry fee.