Writer Eligibility:

• Writer must identify as queer

• Writers of all ages and stages of career are welcome

• Writer cannot have studied creative writing with judge Mark Doty

Submission Eligibility:

• Work must have a maximum word count of 250

• Work may be in any genre (prose, poetry, all experimental hybrids in between)

• Work content need not be on a queer theme

• Work content must not include writer’s name (judging is blind)

Contest Entry:

• Deadline for submission is April 1, 2011

• Entry fee for each submission is $5, maximum of 5 submissions per writer

• Entry fee paid through PayPal link on AQLF website (ww.atlqueerlitfest.com)

• Submit work(s) by emailing as one Microsoft Word [last name]_[first name].doc attachment to aqlfcontest@gmail.com, with the subject heading [last name]_[first name]. Include contact mailing address and telephone number in body of email.


• Winning submission will be published as annual festival broadside. Writer will receive 20 copies, $100 honorarium, and an invitation to read the broadside at keynote address during AQLF (June 24, 2011).

• All finalists will be considered for invitation to read at AQLF, winner notified no later than May 15, 2011.

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