Submission Deadline November 30, 2016   

The first annual Lambda Literary Festival is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and letters in the Southland.

Submit your Proposal at Submittable 

Lambda LitFest will be held in Los Angeles March 11-12, 2017 with programming as noted:

OFFSITE WEEK: Monday, March 6-Friday, March 10 – Various off-site literary events held throughout Los Angeles

MAIN EVENT: Saturday, March 11 – Full day of curated programming at Barnsdall Park Theatre in Hollywood

POP UP Sunday, March 12 – A day of QueerLit Pop-Ups all day around LA and closing evening reception at location TBA


Lambda is seeking literary programming proposals (readings, workshops, etc.) for the events that will take place during the week (March 6-10) as well as for the Sunday, March 12 QueerLit Pop-ups. Selected events will be included in the official program guide.  If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please note the following:

  • Event Description– Please be as detailed as possible and include names of participating authors, readers, workshop leaders, etc.  Participants’ commitments and contact information required.
  • Diversity– Priority will be given to events that reflect the racial, ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of Los Angeles.
  • Location– Although not required, we encourage proposals in *historical locations significant to LA’s LGBTQ and literary history as well as locations near public transportation.
  • Time– Events should last approximately 1-1 ½ hours.

For further event proposal guidelines click here!

Submit your Proposal at Submittable 

If your submission is accepted, your event will be posted on the Lambda LitFest webpage, with links on social media.  Lambda LitFest can also provide you with a letter on Lambda letterhead, to use when getting permission from venues – confirming that your event is part of Lambda LitFest.

Submit your Proposal at Submittable 

PLEASE NOTE: The Lambda Literary Festival will not accept commercial proposals designed to sell a product or service.

Submission Deadline November 30, 2016

Visit the LitFest LA website here

Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Amy Scholder
Brad Griffith
Brandi Spaethe
Charles Flowers
Charlie Jensen
Corey Roskin
Dan Lopez
Griselda Suarez
Lynn Ballen
Matias Viegener
Rosalind Helfand
Ryka Aoki
Steven Reigns
Tony Valenzuela
Seth Fischer

Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

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