, the leading magazine for contemporary art and culture, is inviting entries for the Frieze Writers Prize 2010.
Frieze Writers Prize was established in 2006 and is presented annually. The aim of the prize is to promote and encourage new critics from across the world, and many of the previous winners and commended entrants, including Jessica Lott and Jeffrey Ryan, have gone on to contribute frequently to frieze magazine.
The judges for 2010 will be philosopher and critic Boris Groys; the writer and novelist A.M. Homes and Jörg Heiser, co‐editor of frieze magazine.
Writers are invited to submit an unpublished 700‐word review in English of a recent contemporary art exhibition. Applicants must be over 18‐years old and must not have had more than three pieces of writing on art published in a newspaper or magazine. The closing date for entries is 25 June 2010 and the winner of the prize will be announced in September.
The winner will be awarded £2,000 and commissioned to write a review for the October issue of frieze.
Jörg Heiser, co‐editor of frieze commented: Its an honour to share the jury of the Frieze Writers Prize with an eminent thinker such as Boris Groys, and A.M. Homes, who is such a fantastic writer and novelist. I think itll be both fun and difficult for us: its fun because the entries give great insight into emerging critical writing, and difficult because we have to choose a winner, as in previous years it has been surprising how many young talent is out there, deserving international exposure.
Frieze magazine was set up in 1991. It is published eight times a year and includes essays, reviews and columns by todays most forward‐thinking writers, artists and curators.