08 March 2012

Free to Enter: Short Story Contest in Honor of Lesbian Writer Nicole Blizzard

Post date: 08 March 2012
Deadline: 1 April 2012

Every year, RAW encourages writers to write and sponsors a short story contest open to all women living in Alaska. The fiction pieces must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. The grand prize is $500, second place $300, and third place $100. Entries come from all over Alaska and we encourage you to enter!

We have also changed the name of the contest to the Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest. Nicole Blizzard was a local lesbian writer and editor who passed away in December 2009. She created, published and edited the local LGBT literary journal Naked Ptarmigan (which also published the winner of the RAW short story contest), Nicole also published her first collection of short stories. We are pleased to rename the contest in honor of her.

  • New this year: Email the short story to info@radicalartsforwomen.org by 5 p.m. April 1.
  • Attach story to email as a Word or rtf document.
  • Include in body of email author’s name, address, phone number, email, story title, and word count.
  • The short story must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. Do not put author’s name on the story; include the author’s name in the body of the email with the story title. The fiction and lesbian stipulations may be interpreted by the author, but we are not seeking poetry or non-fiction. Erotica is acceptable. Unpublished submissions only.
  • Author must be a woman living in Alaska as of February 2012.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Winner receives $500 and the winning short story will appear on www.radicalartsforwomen.org. Second place receives $300 and third place $100.
  • Honorable mentions will be given at the judges’ discretion.
  • New this year: Radical Arts for Women may publish winning entries (including honorable mentions) in a printed and electronic book collection. Submission to the contest gives Radical Arts for Women First North American Serial rights and electronic rights for this publication. Author will retain all other rights. If you do not wish your story to be included in this publication, let us know in your submission email.
  • Winners will be announced at Celebration of Change April 21, 2012. Winners will be posted on the website


For inquiries: info@radicalartsforwomen.org

For submissions: info@radicalartsforwomen.org

Website: http://www.radicalartsforwomen.org
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