Now accepting creative writing contests news and announcements! Scripts are being accepted in two categories:. Plays may be comedy or drama.
Click the image to download our Program with its beautiful cover featuring a painting by Timothy Cummings. Your work could be featured between the covers of the SAS Fiction anthology with this awesome cover featuring the work of artist Timothy Cummings. Contest info below.
Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality charity, has launched its first Young Writers' Competition for budding authors between the ages of 14 and You're invited to submit short stories and poems that support the theme of LGBT equality: changing hearts and minds. I've been a Stonewall Ambassador for three years and was thrilled to be asked to judge this writing competition.
Recent polling estimates that 4. Many authors, straight or queer, have decided to tackle this problem by including more LGBT characters in their stories and novels. I happen to think this is a lofty goal, especially considering the influence that reading about another queer person can have on young LGBTQ people who are feeling isolated and alone.
There are many publishing options in the literary world today. You can find magazines that cater not just to a literary viewpoint or form, medium, but also convey a political stance, a regional area, or showcase the work of particular groups of people. While these these magazines are specifically interested in promoting GLBT writers or related content, what is also mighty fine is that everyone, regardless of orientation, can find someplace to submit to and show the love.
You can enter no matter how you identify. Roz Bellamy is a freelance writer and journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Tahni J.
Each year, several conferences and retreats cater to specific demographics, enabling writers to find a community that understands the challenges inherent in belonging to, and writing in, a particular culture. Writers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender or questioning can apply for a Lambda Literary-sponsored retreat — a seven-day intensive workshop on fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or playwriting. Each faculty member selects 12 fellows who gather at a Los Angeles-area college campus and meet each morning to write and workshop with their genre cohort.
The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians - the whole literary community. The Pioneer Award is a lifetime achievement award to a distinguished figure in the history of LGBT literature; the Bridge Builder Award is presented to a person, regardless of sexuality, who has been a prominent ally and advocate of the LGBT community; and the Trustee Award is presented to a writer who has made a considerable contribution to a wider awareness and understanding of the lives of LGBT people. The award, endowed by academic and writer James Duggins, is presented annually to two LGBT writers, one male and one female, to honor their body of work. Inthe foundation instituted the Dr.
A portfolio that contains contest wins means more than many clips. Consider entering one contest a quarter or something more amiable to your pocketbook. A few are free.
Jump to navigation Skip to content. Writers living in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia counties who are 18 years of age or older and who are not full-time students in a degree-granting arts program are eligible. Applicants must identify a person, an organization, or a business as a partner for their project. Submit a project description and budget with the required entry form by August 1.