3rd Annual LGBT Writing Contest
Supported by a generous grant from JustFund KY
Submission Deadline: Friday, December 20
Public Reading: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 6:00 pm
The LGBT Writing Contest, supported by a generous grant from JustFundKY, focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) life. LGBT writers and writers of LGBT-themed works are invited to submit manuscripts of fiction and nonfiction prose (up to 2,000 words per entry) or poetry (up to 5 poems per entry). Entries should include a cover sheet with writer’s name, address, email address, and phone number, along with a $10 fee per entry payable to the Carnegie Center). Name should not appear on the manuscript itself.
Entries must be postmarked or hand-delivered by Friday, December 20 at 5:00 pm. Send or deliver entries to: LGBT Writing Contest, c/o Carnegie Center, 251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY 40507. The cash prize is $300 for first place and $150 for second place. Contest participants must be Kentucky residents. Contest winners and honorable mentions will be invited to read excerpts of their work at a public reading event on February 20, 2014.
2013 Harriett A. Rose Legacies Contest
Public Reading: TBA
Writers over age 55 are invited to submit poems, stories, essays, or memoirs drawn from the writer’s personal history. Manuscripts should be limited to 1,500 words (about five, typed, double-spaced pages, which may include up to five poems). There is a $10 reading fee per five-page entry, payable to the Carnegie Center. Entries should include name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and date of birth on a cover page, but NOT on the manuscript itself. Entries will be judged by a qualified panel. First place winner receives $100 cash and the Harriett A. Rose Prize. Second place winner receives $50 cash. Winners and finalists will be invited to read at the Legacies Reading on Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 pm. Reading is open to the public.