Limp Wrist Scholarship/Poetry Contest for LGBT Youth

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Information from Dustin Brookshire, you can find his site, contact information, and this original post on his blog:

"As many of you know, in April 2008, I started Limp Wrist, and I am proud to promote Limp Wrist as an e-zine with queer sensibility. I am also proud to announce that Limp Wrist is offering a small scholarship to a LGBT High School Junior or Senior via a poetry contest. Even more exciting than the small scholarship is that the scholarship recipient wins a spot at the 2009 Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A huge thanks to the talented Dara Wier for making Juniper possible.

DETAILS ON THE POETRY CONTEST
- NO entry fee required.
- Student must identify as a member of the LGBT community.
- Student must be a high school junior or senior for the 2008-2009 school year.
- Only one poem of no more than 75 lines may be submitted in the body of an email. The poem should be submitted to dustin@limpwristmag.com, and the subject line must read "LW Sholarship" with the student's first and last name.
- The poem submitted should not be a previously published work or have won a previous contest.
- The email must include the following statement: "The poem submitted is my own original work and has not been previously published."
- The submission email must also include the student's name, mailing address, school name, and name of high school attending.
- All submissions must be received by 1/31/09.

As mentioned above, the winner of the poetry contest will receive $150 and a spot at the 2009 Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Airfare to and from the '09 Juniper Summer Writing Institute is also covered by Limp Wrist.

Dr. Beth Gylys will serve as the inaugural judge. Dr. Gylys's work has been published in numerous magazines/journals (including Limp Wrist), anthologies, and she has received a mention in Drury's POETRY DICTIONARY as well authored two award winning poetry collections: SPOT IN THE DARK and BODIES THAT HUM.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or comments.

HUGS,
Dustin"

From Jeff: I'm checking with him to make sure, but I don't think posting it on Oasis counts as published. I'll update this when I hear back. Update: All good to go, you can enter stuff that has appeared on Oasis.

music is life's picture

I wish I was good at writing

I wish I was good at writing poetry, but I'm not.
I could definately name a few people on here that should submit to this.

WantsOut's picture

Like who?

I cant think of anybody...

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jeff's picture

Hmm...

msquared comes to mind.

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WantsOut's picture

Who? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Who?

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msquared's picture

Haha, my ego thanks you,

Haha, my ego thanks you, Jeff. And I'm definitely submitting!

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Thanks everyone for your

Thanks everyone for your support, you're the best!!

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yeah i stink at it too...

but my question is can you submit to this contest if your still questioning or do you have to be positive your lgbt?

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jeff's picture

Well..

Since straight people don't question, I think it's safe to say that makes you "identify as a member of the LGBT community."

Of course, if you stink at poetry, seems more a semantic debate, no?

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railroadhighwaydreams's picture

shame i'm just a sophmore

shame i'm just a sophmore this year.. I've been trying my hand at poetry ever since a Waterloo Village poetry festival trip earlier this year.
I would have definitely submitted.

I'm hoping that this could be maybe be something that happens next year as well?

It's a brilliant idea!

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I'm a sophomore too--and I

I'm a sophomore too--and I really hope it happens next year!!

Good luck to anyone entering!

gaynow's picture

Ooh. I have some queer

Ooh. I have some queer poetry lying around, I just might send some in. Question: "school name, and name of high school attending." What exactly does that mean? I mean, what's the difference between "school name" and "name of high school attending?"

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I wrote to Dustin...

That's just a typo, ignore it.

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lamb_da's picture

damnit

i'm a sophomore...i hope the contest will come back in the next 2-3 years!