Frieze Writer's Prize 2018

Our annual international award to discover and promote new art critics is now open for entries 

This year the prize will be judged by frieze senior editor Andrew Durbin, writer and editor of Kwani? Billy Kahora and artist Amy Sillman.

The winner will be commissioned to write a review for frieze and will be awarded GBP£2,000.

To qualify entrants must:

- Submit one unpublished 700-word review
- Not previously have published more than three pieces of writing on art
- Be over 18 years of age
- Submit their review in English (translations must be acknowledged)

The closing date for entries is 16 July 2018. Entries must be submitted as a word attachment to Please do not send images. For further information on the above rules, please see the FAQs page

Andrew Durbin
Is a New York-based poet, novelist, critic and senior editor of frieze whose books include Mature Themes (2014) and MacArthur Park (2017) and whose upcoming monograph on Raymond Pettibon Spiyth th’ Words will be released in May 2018.

Billy Kahor
Is a Kenyan writer and editor based in Nairobi, Billy Kahora is the editor of Kwani? journal and has been shortlisted for the Caine prize for his stories ‘Treadmill Love’, ‘Urban Zoning’ and ‘Gorilla’s Apprentice’. 

Amy Sillman
Is New York-based artist Amy Sillman whose major 2014 solo exhibition ‘One lump or two’ travelled from Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston to Aspen Art Museum, Colorado and the Center for  Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York and whose works are held in the public collections of many prominent US institutions.

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