On June 27, 1970, Chicago Gay Liberation organized the first gay pride parade, or rather, march. June was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall Riots of 1969. In the following years, many major cities followed suit.
Eventually, the parades become less of a remembrance and more of a celebration of the LGBTQ community, and the entire month of June became known as "Pride Month".
The theme of this contest is based on "Pride", and we're looking for stories that feature Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer themes.
What does "Pride" mean to you? What kind of stories do you envisage? Is it a chance to come out of the closet and celebrate? Are you a woman trapped in a man's body? Is it a first encounter by a curious man or woman with someone of the same sex? Is it overcoming the struggles of being 'different' - the fight be accepted?
Be out, be loud, be queer, be proud and celebrate Pride!
Needless to say, this competition is open to writers of all sexual persuasions!
The word limit for this competition is 5,000 words.
All our standard story contest rules apply. All characters must be over the age of 16.
Second Place: $100
Third Place: $50
Entering the Competition
There is a competition section added to the Story Submission page beneath the usual story categories. Please make sure you check the relevant button, otherwise your story will not be entered into the competition.
The closing date for this competition is 06 Jul 2019. Winners will be announced on the 16 Jul 2019.
If you have any questions regarding this contest or rules, please contact us.
Thanks to all those that participate, have fun!