Strut Your Literary Stuff for Chroma


Published:

Queer writers, prepare your mighty pens because Chroma International Queer Writing Competition is kicking off its third annual writing contest. Based in London, the competition offers cash prizes for original and unpublished stories or poems.

Slated to judge the entries for this year, are author Thomas Glave and Brand Magazine poetry editor Cherry Smyth. Previous years’ judges include the likes of Sarah Waters, Ali Smith and Mark Doty.

While Chroma showcases writing from the LGBT community, writers from all walks of life are welcome to enter. First place will be awarded $493, second will receive $247 and third takes home $123. The limit for each story or poem is 5,000 words and the entry fee is $8 for each story.

Along with Chroma’s cash prizes, writers also have the chance at two additional awards. The best story created by a trans writer or written with a trans theme will take The Transfabulous Story Prize while the Velvet Flash Fiction Prize goes to the best fictional piece that is no longer than 150 words on any topic. Both awards also offer a cash prize of $329.

If you’re feeling inspired, go to www.chromajournal.co.uk for more entry details. Deadline for submissions is Sept. 7.

Related Articles

Speaking OUT: Youth in Focus

Lesbian card company Teazled joins Campus Pride in support of LGBT youth.

Not So GLAAD In Hollywood

GLAAD finds films that have been released by seven of the largest studios lack LGBT images with offensive content.

Texas Politicians Favor Gay-to-Straight Conversion Therapy

Ignorance is NOT bliss for LGBT Rights.

New Mexico Mom Accused of Sexually Assaulting Daughter

Mother taken into custody for allegedly sexually abusing her 17- year-old daughter for being gay.

Add your comment: