Publishing Opportunity with Daring Pride

Daring Pride is currently soliciting GLBTQ related fiction and/or poetry from talented young writers participating in MFA programs across the country. The Daring Pride fiction/poetry contests accepts submissions by mail and online from 1/20/13-8/20/13. Writers can submit work to or to:

Daring Pride Fiction Contest #18

1900 NE 3rd St., Ste. 106

Bend, OR 97701


A submission is one original short story (maximum 7,000 wds) or a poem.

The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript.

Please include separate cover page with story/poem title and word count as well as the author’s name, address, phone number, and email.

Submissions must be typed; pages must be numbered and single spaced. Please use standard fonts in 12 pt font size.           

Simultaneous submissions accepted.

Unlimited entries per person allowed. You must use a separate entry payment and submission form for each entry.

Fiction and/or poetry must be related to GLBTQ issues. Do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry.

Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.

Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.


This contest is open only to writers who have not yet published a book of fiction or poetry. (This includes self-published books with ISBN numbers.) Those who have published books in other genres remain eligible.

Only previously unpublished stories will be accepted.

Stories by both US- and internationally-based writers are accepted.


The deadline for online and mailed (postmark) submissions is August 24, 2013

Winner will be announced by September 30, 2013

Entry Fee:

$10 per entry.

Submission fees must be paid via money order or check made out to GLBT Books.

From  Daring Pride

This is an outstanding opportunity for young writers to be seen by potential agents and publishers, and to contribute to a new literary journal on GLBT Books is an Oregon-registered nonprofit which is raising the capital needed to build Stonewall University, the first GLBTQ institution of higher learning in the nation. We look forward to reading your work and keeping you appraised on recent happening within our community.


Please email Mr. Benjamin Dralle:

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