Presented in partnership with Women Who Submit, “Queers Who Submit” seeks to demystify the submission and publication process for aspiring and emerging LGBTQ writers while fostering community in a supportive and encouraging space. Attendees will participate in a discussion on what submissions contribute to the writing practice. Facilitators Ashaki Jackson and Ashley Perez will guide attendees in shaping their submission goals then move through the process. Attendees will complete the workshop having sent one piece of work (or one short manuscript) to a literary publication. Attendees should bring a laptop with WiFi capacity and a short story or set of five poems to submit.
“Queers Who Submit” is part of Spring Writes, a production of Lambda LitFest LA. The mission of LitFest LA is to bring curated and community-driven literary programming to the Southland.
RSVP required due to limited space.
Ashley Perez holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She does work of all varieties for Women Who Submit, Entropy, Jaded Ibis Press, and Why There Are Words. Her work can be found at Lost Balloon, The Nervous Breakdown, The Weeklings, Red Light Lit, and others. You can find her on Twitter at @ArtsCollide.
Ashaki M. Jackson is a Cave Canem alumna, VONA alumna and co-founder of Women Who Submit. Her work appears in CURA and Prairie Schooner among other publications. She is the author of two chapter-length collections -- SURVEILLANCE (Writ Large Press) and LANGUAGE LESSON (MIEL). Jackson earned a creative writing MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles and a psychology doctorate from Claremont Graduate University. Learn more at www.ashakijackson.com.
Women Who Submit seeks to empower women writers by creating physical and virtual spaces for sharing information, supporting and encouraging submissions to literary journals, and clarifying the submission and publication process. Now in its sixth year, Women Who Submit has approximately 20 chapters of women and nonbinary writers nationwide. Visit the community at WomenWhoSubmitLit.org.
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