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Theme: Queer Joy: Rainbow Writes | GLSEN due by May 15th


Rainbow Writes is a writing contest for LGBTQ+ students to express their unique perspectives. In the age of censorship of LGBTQ+ stories, Rainbow Writes lifts our voices – for queer youths, by queer youths! The contest will accept submissions in poetry and prose!


Who can participate?

Ages 13-18, United States residents.

How do I enter?

Via submission form here:

How will winners be determined?

Winners will be determined by originality, creativity, expressiveness, and technique.

How many winners will there be?

A grand prize in each category, poetry and prose.

Who is judging?

GLSEN’s National Student Council  and a TBD author

What is the prize?

Cash prize of $500

Can I submit more than once?

Up to two submissions will be accepted total.

Is there a word limit?

All entries must be written in English and 3,000 words maximum.
Prose must be double-spaced.

Submit here by May 15th!

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