We are delighted to announce that London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon, Polari is coming to the Belfast Book Festival 2017! We are calling for submissions from emerging and established LGBT writers interested in taking part in POLARI'S Literary Salon at this years festival in June!
Writers will read their own work at the event, which promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s upcoming festival. For more information on how to get involved:
If you would like submit your work, please follow the guidelines below:
- Entries must be written in English.
- Entries must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.
- Entries should be typed, double or 1.5 spaced, in plain, black, 12 point, Times New Roman font.
- Each page should be numbered at the bottom of the page.
- All pages must include a header with the Title of the work only. If the entry is untitled, please entitle it with the opening five words of the piece.
- Include a Cover Page with the Title of the entry, author details and the word count only.
- All entries should be saved as Microsoft Word (.doc / .docx) or PDF documents.
Deadline for Submissions is Monday 3rd April at 12pm
All submissions to be sent to email@example.com
About Polari Literary Salon
London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon Polari is coming to Belfast. Now in its tenth year, Polari has been showcasing the best in established and emerging LGBT literary talent since 2007. Polari is curated and hosted by author Paul Burston with a mixture of visiting and local guest performers.
Praise for Polari
“Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out” - Sarah Waters
“The most exciting literary movement in London... crackling with energy, ideas, excitement” - Huffington Post
“Polari is a unique mix of voices that provokes the strongest responses from its audience – love, laughter, tears, but most of all, thought” – Val McDermid
“London’s most theatrical salon” – The New York Times
Background of Polari
Polari began in November 2007 in the upstairs room of a bar in Soho. Events are now held monthly at the Southbank Centre and feature the best in established and emerging LGBT literary talent.
Polari also tours regularly, funded by Arts Council England, and has appeared at many festivals including Aye Write Glasgow, Bradford Literature Festival, Homotopia, Huddersfield Literature Festival and Manchester Literature Festival.
In 2013, Polari won ‘LGBT Cultural Event of the Year’ in the Co-op Respect ‘Loved By You’ Awards and was named one of the world’s top LGBT events by Blouin Artinfo.com.
For more information about Polari visit: www.polariliterarysalon.co.uk