Saturday, January 19, 2013

Bonus Saturday Post: Lambda Literary Announces Faculty and takes Applications for their 2013 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices

A very cool opportunity!  From their website announcement:

Workshop Faculty include
Samuel R. Delany, Malinda Lo,
David Groff and Sarah Schulman

Applications Now Open Through April 1, 2013

January 14, 2013 - The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to announce details for the 2013 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, the nation's premier queer writers residency. The Retreat will be held July 28 - August 4, 2013 on the campus of the American Jewish University (AJU) in Los Angeles.

Faculty include Samuel R. Delany teaching the Fiction workshop, Sarah Schulman teaching the Nonfiction workshop, David Groff teaching the Poetry workshop, and Malinda Lo teaching both Genre Fiction and Young Adult Fiction. See faculty bios here.

"The emerging writers who attend LLF's Retreat represent the future of LGBT literature," said LLF Executive Director, Tony Valenzuela. "We are incredibly fortunate to be working with an extraordinary group of faculty once again who will challenge and mentor these up-and-coming authors to the next step of their professional careers."

The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices was established in 2007 and is the first of its kind ever offered to LGBT writers: a one-week intensive immersion in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. The retreat is an unparalleled opportunity to learn from the very best writers in the LGBT community.

Applicants of the Retreat submit twenty pages of fiction/nonfiction or 10 pages of poetry that are evaluated for craft, creativity and originality. Twelve students per workshop are accepted into the competitive program where they spend the week working on their manuscripts and attending guest lectures by publishing industry professionals. Ability to pay is in no way part of the decision-making process and scholarships are available.

Good luck if you're applying!


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