LGBTQ Writing Contest
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Queer Literature Writing Contest by Wingless Dreamer Publisher Calling all talented writers and advocates of the LGBTQ+ community! Wingless Dreamer Publisher is thrilled to announce our latest writing contest, "Queer Literature," dedicated to celebrating the rich diversity and experiences within the LGBTQ+ community. We invite writers from all walks of life to submit their thought-provoking, heartfelt, and empowering works in the form of poems, short stories, and personal essays. Theme: Embracing the LGBTQ+ Experience At Wingless Dreamer Publisher, we believe that literature has the power to inspire change, foster empathy, and amplify marginalized voices. Through this contest, we aim to provide a platform for LGBTQ+ writers to share their unique stories, perspectives, and emotions. We encourage participants to explore various aspects of the queer experience, including but not limited to identity, love, acceptance, discrimination, resilience, and the journey towards self-discovery. Submission Guidelines:
Eligibility: The contest is open to writers of all genders, sexual orientations, and nationalities who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Allies are also welcome to submit their work.
Genres: We accept submissions in the following formats:
Poems: Express yourself through the power of verse. Submit up to one poem each no longer than 40 lines.
Short Stories: Unleash your creativity in the form of short fiction. Stories should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words.
Personal Essays: Share your personal experiences, reflections, and insights. Essays should be between 1,000 and 2,500 words.
Uniqueness – 50% Creativity/Style and Originality – 30% The coherence of form and structure (harmony of words, presentation) – 10% Clarity of imagery and language – 10% => TOTAL – 100% Rules:
All entries are judged anonymously and the poet’s name must not appear on the poem itself.
All poems must have a title and must not exceed 40 lines in length (excluding title). Entries can be on any subject.
Poems must be in English.
Poems must be the entrant’s original work.
Entries must not have been published, self-published, published on a website, or made public on social media, broadcast, or featured among the winners in another competition before 31 January 2023.
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