18 May 2011

TheNewGay.net's Ruben Diaz Fan Fiction Contest

Post date: 18 May 2011
Deadline: 4 June 2011

The New Gay NY is proud to announce the Ruben Diaz Fan Fiction Contest! As another legislative showdown over marriage equality brews up in Albany, what better way to commemorate this seemingly annual ritual than with a paean to the New York State Senate’s most vociferous defender of ‘traditional’ marriage (that’s one man + one woman, for those of you keeping score at home), the 32nd District’s own Ruben Diaz. In his latest piece of political theater, Diaz welcomed fellow evangelicals to the Bronx for the NOM-backed ‘Rally to Save Marriage’, scheduled (surely by coincidence) on the same Sunday as the annual AIDS Walk. Stay classy, Rubes. (Read latest on Ruben)

So all you LGBT litterateurs (and allies, of course) pick up your pens and plug in your laptops — if a fool is our theme, let satire be our song. Imagine a day in the life of the Bronx’s most prominent Pentecostal minister. Is he downtown scoring poppers? Is he rehearsing his latest screed in his bathroom mirror? Is he waking up in a tangle of hard man-bodies after a raging orgy? Don’t think you have to take the closet case angle though, feel free to put Ruben in whatever ridiculous scenario you want — think Onion headline material — ’Ruben Diaz Sprains Ankle, Loses Faith in God’, ‘Ruben Diaz Tired of Wife’s “Meatloaf Mondays”‘, ‘Ruben Diaz Gives Impassioned Anti-Gay Speech to his Co-Op Board’, or, I don’t know, ‘Ruben Diaz in the MI6: Killing for Queen and Country’.

Authors of the best entries (read: funniest) will be invited to read their work at the Ruben Diaz Fan Fiction Festival, scheduled for Saturday, June 11th, 5:00pm at Metropolitan bar in Brooklyn. The audience will determine, by applause or other expressions of rowdy acclaim, the top three entries, which will be published online at thenewgay.net. Authors of the top three entries will also receive delightful goodies from TNG NY.

Entries are due by June 4th and should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. (Include phone number with entry). Email your entries by June 4th to TNGwritingcontest@gmail.com.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: TNGwritingcontest@gmail.com

For submissions: TNGwritingcontest@gmail.com

Website: http://thenewgay.net
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