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Announcing the Miami Writer’s Prize 2011

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With the help of a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and donations kindly received from readers, ARTLURKER, a Miami based online community forum for the contemporary arts, is proud to announce year two of the Miami Writer’s Prize, a new annual prize aimed at encouraging residents of Miami who write critically about art.

Since its inception in 2008, ARTLURKER has sought to document the South Floridian Arts community. In pursuit of growth it hosts the prize to inspire a generation of exciting new writers and foster accountability for contemporary art discourse through reinforcement of the blogging format. To decide the winner of this year’s Miami Writer’s Prize, Miami based nomadic educational programming project SPRING BREAK, together with last year’s winner Annie Hollingsworth, will devise and employ an engaging alternative to the usual panel-style elimination process. But more on that later…

For now all you need to know is that this year’s prize is now open for submissions and that the deadline is May 4th, 2011.

The winner will be announced via on May 10th.

The Miami Writer’s Prize 2011 is open to anyone from Miami, excluding those already on ARTLURKER’s roster. Hopefuls may submit one original review of a recent art-related event. The winning entrant, in addition to having their text published, will be paid an honorary stipend of $800 dollars in return for a month’s worth of guest blogging (eight posts) on ARTLURKER. Submissions should be emailed as a word (.doc or .docx) attachment to Please do not send images.

To download the full press release and set of guidelines please go here.

May the 4th be with you…

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Announcing the Miami Writer’s Prize 2011