Sundress Publications and the SAFTA invite submissions of poetry, prose, short plays, film, and other forms of socially conscious performance by LGBTQ+-identified writers for its upcoming OUTSpoken program beginning on January 1, 2017.

Poetry: Up to three (3) poems, not to exceed six (6) pages.

Prose: Fiction and nonfiction up to 1,200 words.

Theater: Sketches, skits, scripts, and monologues to be performed in approximately five (5) minutes.

Film/Performance: Link to video (YouTube, Vimeo, personal site, etc.) approximately five (5) minutes in length.

Winners will receive publication in Stirring: A Literary Collection and have their work performed or screened at our OUTSpoken events. Finalists may also be offered publication.

Simultaneous submissions and previously published work will be considered, though previously published work will not appear in Stirring

To submit, send your work along with a brief bio to Please make sure to include "OUTSpoken Submission" in the title of your email.

All winners will receive a free workshop at the Sundress Academy for the Arts.

Work must be submitted between January 1, 2017 and March 31st, 2017 to be eligible.

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