What does it mean to you to be Free2Luv? To celebrate the recent SCOTUS ruling, we’re excited to be co-hosting a special “Love Wins” essay competition with New Millennium Writings (NMW), an award-winning literary journal founded in 1996. We’re calling for essays asking people what the recent SCOTUS decision means to them and their community. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the NMW anthology and on their website. The contest will run from July 8th to August 31st.
The Love Wins essay award winner will be chosen by Guest Judge and Free2Luv Celebrity Ambassador Thea Gill, actress, singer, and LGBTQ activist, best known for her starring role as Lindsay Peterson in the landmark Showtime television series Queer as Folk. Ms. Gill will choose the top winner from selected finalists, and the award will be announced on October 11th, National Coming Out Day.
“Special contests like this are a rarity for NMW,” says Alexis Williams Carr, Editor and Publisher of New Millennium Writings. “We ran one on the eve of the millennium and another in 2008 to celebrate America’s first black president – two other momentous events that impacted our nation and the entire world. We’re thrilled to add the Love Wins essay competition to that list and to partner with Free2Luv and Lambda Literary.”
Founding Editor Don Williams added, “Events like this truly embody what we have long hoped the New Millennium will bring – a breaking down of barriers, an embrace of tolerance, and an acknowledgement of unity on the planet. This competition is an opportunity for people to share their opinions, reactions and personal stories.”
Entries into the Love Wins essay competition must be 4,500 words or less. For more info regarding entries, visit New Millennium Writings.