All projects submitted to the sampler must be created by members of the LGBT community.
Even if your project contains LGBT characters but you yourself are
straight - this is not a sampler for you. If there is a group of people
involved in your project, the head of the project and/or the majority of
those involved must be members of the LGBT community.
It is A-Okay if your project is not LGBT-oriented, as long as you are LGBT. :)
Up to 3 projects per creator.
Related projects, such as books in a series, count as one entry. But if
you had unrelated projects, such as a hard sci-fi novel, a contemporary
romance novel, and a children’s book, those three would all be
acceptable to list as separate entries.
Projects must be recent or regularly updated.
If the project is a single thing – a book, a movie, an album – it must have been released in the last 3 years.
If it’s a project that is regularly updated (a
webcomic, a youtube channel, etc.) it must have been updated in the
last six months (if it’s COMPLETED, such as a webcomic that has finished
its story, the final update must have been in the last year. If it’s
accessed as a download, book for sale, etc. instead of just archives on a
webpage, the last 3 years rule applies).
If it is a crowdfunding project or something with a limited window, it must be open and active throughout the entire month of October 2015, when the sampler will be released.
If the project is coming soon,
it must either be coming out before the end of 2015, or be open for
pre-orders, AND have been updated in the last six months. The date of
release MUST be visible in spreads and listed on the entry form.
don’t want to disappoint people with broken links, projects that are
never updated, Kickstarters that are over, or books that came out ten
No offensive projects.
It is up to our discretion whether we find a project offensive. In
general - projects involving any -ism (racism, sexism, etc.) will be
rejected. If your piece is anti-LGBT it will obviously be rejected.
Excerpts and images must be PG-13.
No graphic sexual content, extreme violence, gore, abuse, etc. Your
project may be any rating (examples: erotic novels, gorey horror film)
but things present in the sampler must be PG-13.
Free ad space will be provided for charities and non-profit organizations involved in LGBT issues or literary projects. Literary meaning involved in any of the arts - writing, music, film, art, game design, etc.