Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers
Deadline February 17 (must be received by this date), formerly February 15. Recommended free contest gives two prizes of $1,000 each for LGBTQ authors who have published 1-2 books of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Candidates' contributions to the LGBTQ literary field beyond their writings and publications will also be considered. Submit a writing sample of your strongest representative work (an excerpt of a larger piece or a stand-alone work, 10 pages maximum for poetry and 20 pages maximum for prose), up to 3 letters of recommendation, and a 1,000-word nomination statement. In addition, supplemental literary work such as short stories and essays, or editing LGBTQ-themed anthology collections may be submitted for consideration. Individuals may nominate themselves or other writers. Submit your application, along with supporting materials, online. Sponsored by the Lambda Literary Foundation.
Published: January 9, 2020