This past week New Yorkers really had a reason to celebrate. With the legalization of gay marriage and the Gay Pride Parade, there was plenty of happiness to go around. And since it’s the last day of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month, we thought we’d make the celebration last just a little longer. In honor of LGBT Pride Month, we excitedly announce the LGBTQ Contest!
Your challenge: Create a work that focuses on a character or characters who face LGBTQ issues in their lives. You can write a short story, poem, play, or anything that strikes your fancy. Your work can be in any genre. The word limit for this contest is 1800 words.
How to Enter:
1) Read the Contest Rules as stated on the bottom of this post.
2) Create your masterpiece.
3) Email your entry in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) Follow the official LGBTQ Contest profile on Figment.
Entries must be received by July 10th, 2011 11:59PM EST. Moderators and editors will be selecting the top semi-finalists, followed by a round of voting (by you!) to determine a winner.
And now for prizes: The first place winner will receive a copy of Patrick Ryan’s Gemini Bites, a copy of David Levithan and John Green’s Will Grayson, Will Grayson, a Figment tote, and will be featured on our blog and newsletter. A second place winner and a third (random) winner will receive a red Moleskin notebook. The random winner will be chosen by Figmods from all the entries.
1) One entry per person, please.
2) To preserve the blind voting process please refrain posting your entries on Figment until the contest ends.
3) Works must be submitted to the above email address between the announcement of the contest and the closure of the contest.
4) The rules of the contest are both strict and open to interpretation by a moderator.