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Friday, 21 October 2016 21:21

Lambda LitFest Los Angeles Call For Proposals

Written by  Lambda Literary

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The first annual Lambda Literary Festival is a celebration of contemporary voices honoring and expanding on the rich, diverse tradition of LGBTQ writers and letters in the Southland.

Lambda LitFest will be held in Los Angeles March 11-12, 2017 with programming as noted:

OFFSITE WEEK: Monday, March 6-Friday, March 10 - Various off-site literary events held throughout Los Angeles

MAIN EVENT: Saturday, March 11- Full day of curated programming at Barnsdall Park Theatre in Hollywood

POP UP Sunday, March 12 - A day of QueerLit Pop-Ups all day around LA and closing evening reception at location TBA


Submission Deadline November 30, 2016

Lambda is seeking literary programming proposals (readings, workshops, etc.) for the events that will take place during the week (March 6-10) as well as for the Sunday, March 12 QueerLit Pop-ups. Selected events will be included in the official program guide. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please note the following:

  • Event Description - Please be as detailed as possible and include names of participating authors, readers, workshop leaders, etc. Participants' commitments and contact information required.

  • Diversity - Priority will be given to events that reflect the racial, ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of Los Angeles.

  • Location - Although not required, we encourage proposals in *historical locations significant to LA's LGBTQ and literary history as well as locations near public transportation.

  • Time - Events should last approximately 1-1 ½ hours.

Submit your Proposal at Submittable

Further Event Proposal guidelines:

*Historical locations might include events held at actual locations (examples - ONE Archives, Wall Las Memorias, Mattachine Steps, June Mazer Lesbian Archives, MCC Church, Tom of Finland House, etc.) or at/near an important historical landmark that no longer exists (examples - A Different Light, Jewel's Catch One, Sisterhood Bookstore, The Women's Building, etc.)

*Offsite events: readings, book launches, small press parties, campus events etc.

*Pop-ups: Curate or organize an LGBTQ literary event wherever you are. Get a group together or do outreach to writer friends. Propose a reading or literary performance event that e.g. reflects your community or your neighborhood. It could be a reading built around a theme, a group poetry reading outside an historic venue, a 'Moth'-style storytelling challenge, or a slam poetry hour. Or a reading inspired by the location you choose, or an homage to a queer writer that you admire. Get creative and imaginative!

If your submission is accepted, your event will be posted on the Lambda LitFest webpage, with links on social media. Lambda LitFest can also provide you with a letter on Lambda letterhead, to use when getting permission from venues - confirming that your event is part of Lambda LitFest.

Submit your Proposal at Submittable

PLEASE NOTE: The Lambda Literary Festival will not accept commercial proposals designed to sell a product or service.

Submission Deadline November 30, 2016

Visit the LitFest LA website here:


Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Amy Scholder

Brad Griffith

Brandi Spaethe

Charles Flowers

Charlie Jensen

Corey Roskin

Dan Lopez

Griselda Suarez

Lynn Ballen

Matias Viegener

Rosalind Helfand

Ryka Aok

Steven Reigns

Tony Valenzuela

Lambda LitFest Los Angeles is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


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