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Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Literary Competition

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation holds yearly literary competitions for works that concern LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) life and that are based on, or inspired by, a historical person, culture, event or work of art.

Only full-length works (dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) will be considered. One entry per author, please. Scripts must be original and in English. All must concern LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) life and be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art, or event.

There is no entry fee. Prizes are as follows: First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500.

To be eligible for the Foundation’s 2016 competition:

Your script must involve (LGBT) lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender characters and/or themes.
Your script must portray a historical period or incident. The past must be central, not incidental, to the work.

Especially welcome are works by and about women and people of color.


late May

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: At any level

Graduate: At any level

Award Type:
Essay Contest

Award Period:
Academic Year (Undergraduate)
Academic Year (Graduate)
Post Bachelors
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 12, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17