OutWrite is DC’s annual LGBTQ literary festival.  #OutWrite2020 will be from Friday July 31st to Sunday August 2nd.

OutWrite 2020’s featured writers will be announced in the spring!

Our three featured authors at #OutWrite2019 were Kristen Arnett, Jericho Brown and Wo Chan.

There are many ways to get involved with OutWrite:

BE A PART OF #OUTWRITE2020
If you would like to propose a reading or panel for #OutWrite2020, you may do so here.

BECOME A SPONSOR OR AN EXHIBITOR
OutWrite is looking for partners to help raise the profile of LGBTQ Literature.  If you’d like to be a sponsor or an exhibitor at the 2019 festival, click here.  Or click here if you’d like to sponsor a writer’s honorarium at #OutWrite, as well as pre-order our annual tote and festival journal.  (OutWrite 2020’s sponsorship links will be updated soon. Please email us if you’d like to talk about sponsoring in the meantime.)

BECOME AN VOLUNTEER
OutWrite takes place only through the dedication and support of our Planning Committee and a team of festival volunteers.  If you would like to volunteer click here to sign up.  We’d love to have you involved.

OUTWRITE ALL YEAR ROUND
OutWrite has events throughout the year.  You can learn more about them below where it says “Upcoming OutWrite Events” and on our Facebook page.  We’d also love for you to engage with us on Twitter.

2019 CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
Learn more about the 2019 OutWrite Chapbook Competition here.

2018 FESTIVAL JOURNAL AND TOTE BAG
You can get a copy of our first festival journal and our 2018 tote bag here.

2017 A QUEER ONE PAGE PLAY COMPETITION
In 2017, OutWrite and Theatre Prometheus coordinated A Queer One Page Play Competition.  The competition rules and finalists are here.  Six plays were put on in conjunction with four directors on February 7th, 2018.  More details here.

2016 YOUNG WRITER AWARDS
In 2016, we presented the Deacon Maccubbin Young Writer Awards, made possible by DC Front Runners Pride Run, to three young writers.  You can read more about the awards here.

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