The famous 1937 song "Over the Rainbow", written for the musical motion picture "Wizard Of Oz" and sang by the young Judy Garland, tells, carried by the hope and optimism in the tune, about the dream of a place far away, free of all trouble.
In modern terms, the rainbow theme in the lyrics matches the multicolored flag — the representation of inclusion at pride marches. In the context of June as Pride Month, we're picking up this symbolism of the LGBTQ+ community.
The theme of this contest is based on the meaning behind the colours on the rainbow flag, and we're looking for stories that feature Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer themes.
We want writers to be inspired by the accompanying image (of which there are many variations) and use the message behind one or more of the colors.
For example, "Vitality and energy" - perhaps your main characters are athletes who discover they have an interest in the same sex during a hot workout session? "Serenity and nature" - maybe an all girls camping trip turns into something unexpected?
Feel free to use as many or few of the colours as you see fit!
To make it more challenging, we are setting a limit of 3,500 words for this competition.
All our standard story contest rules apply. All characters must be over the age of 16.
Second Place: $125
Third Place: $75
Entering the Competition
There is a competition section added to the Story Submission page beneath the usual story categories. Please make sure you check the relevant button, otherwise your story will not be entered into the competition.
The closing date for this competition is 09 Jul 2020. Winners will be announced on the 19 Jul 2020.
If you have any questions regarding this contest or rules, please contact us.
Thanks to all those that participate, have fun!