ReadOut Submission Guidelines

5th Annual ReadOut: A Festival of Lesbian Literature

A Project of the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library

ReadOut is a festival of literature by, for, and about lesbians.

Friday, February 18 – Sunday, February 20, 2022

Open submissions begin September 1, 2021.
Final deadline for submissions: November 1, 2021.

For more information about ReadOut, visit our event website

To submit an application, complete all steps: Step 1 (application), Step 2 (video submission), and Step 3 (photo submission). 

Have your video ready to post when you submit the application.

The LGBTQ Resource Center’s ReadOut 2022 is a ZOOM event that you can join from anywhere.

  • Please submit an MP-4 file (or compatible file from your iPhone, iPad, smartphone, or tablet), up to 5 minutes. Click the button below and upload your video. Please label your video with your name.
  • You may provide a link to allow ReadOut participants to contact you or buy your work. 
  • We’re accepting content by, for, and about lesbians.
  • ​Submissions must be submitted by November 1, 2021.

​Technology Can Be Daunting. We’re Here to Help.

If creating a video presentation has kept you from sending a submission for ReadOut 2022, let us know. ​Submit your application without a video by Monday, November 1, 2021, and send us an email with the subject line: HELP to readoutfestival@gmail.com.

A sample submission and a tutorial are available to illustrate what is needed.

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The LGBTQ Resource Center at the Gulfport, Florida Library is an award-winning 501(c)3 membership organization that is committed to promoting awareness of the diversity of experiences, contributions and needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer. Learn more at mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources.