Gulf Coast, the University of Houston’s literary journal, recently announced The Toni Beauchamp Prize in Critical Art Writing, a new award named in honor of the late Toni Beauchamp, who was a key supporter of the journal Art Lies. The inaugural award will be juried by Darby English, an Art History professor at the University of Chicago who recently came to Houston for UH’s Till Now: Contemporary Art in Context lecture series. From the applicants, English will select one winner who will receive $3,000 and have their piece published in Gulf Coast. Two runners up will each receive $1,000. See the guidelines for submissions below. For more information and to submit your writing, go here.
– Previously unpublished work and work that has been published within the last year will be considered.
– Submit one piece of critical art writing, of no more than 1,500 words, in a single .doc, .docx, or .pdf file.
– The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your bio, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document.
– Submissions due September 1, 2017
In 2013, Gulf Coast merged with Art Lies, a Texas-based bimonthly journal that ceased publishing in 2011 because cuts in arts funding made it “financially unsustainable.” Gulf Coast has rotating editors for their Art Lies section; the current guest editor is DiverseWorks curator Rachel Cook.