-Writer must identify as queer
-Writers of all ages and stages of career are welcome
-Writer cannot have studied creative writing with judge C. Dale Young
-Work must have a maximum word count of 250
-Work may be in any genre (prose, poetry, all experimental hybrids in between)
-Work content need not be on a queer theme
-Work content must not include writer’s name (judging is blind)
-Deadline for submission is July 15, 2010
-Entry fee for each submission is $5, maximum of 5 submissions per writer
-Entry fee paid through PayPal Donation link in the right sidebar. YOU MUST include your name and the title of your work in the notes section of PayPal so that we can match your entry fee with the correct submission.
-Submit work(s) by emailing as one Microsoft Word [last name]_[first name].doc attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject heading [last name]_[first name]. Include contact telephone number in body of email.
-Winning submission will be published as annual festival broadside. Writer will receive 100 copies, $200 honorarium, and an invitation to read the broadside at keynote address during AQLF (October 13-16, 2010).
-All finalists will be considered for invitation to read at AQLF, winner notified no later than September 1, 2010.
-AQLF reserves the right to cancel the contest in the unlikely event that the contest does not receive at least 50 submissions. Refunds will be made to entrants via PayPal if the contest is cancelled.