LGBTQI+ Creative Writing Project

LGBT History Month is running throughout February, this year’s theme “The Arc is Long” is inspired by a Martin Luther King quote: ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice. ‘ To celebrate this important month, join us and get involved with a creative writing project running all month.

We’re asking for pieces of writing to be sent in throughout February, these can be in any form that you wish, be it storytelling, poetry, spoken word or song lyrics. Your chosen words can be original or works from other artists / authors. We’re looking for pieces to be submitted that celebrate LGBT History Month, here are a few topic suggestions to think about – gender, identity, discrimination, history and community.

Entries will be open for submission until Friday 25th February, please send these here –

We are planning to hold an in-person social and reading in Bristol in early March, details TBC. You are welcome to share your creative writing pieces at this event, or a member of the Changes Bristol team would be happy to read / speak on your behalf. This is an opportunity for a safe, inclusive space to speak freely and without judgement. 

LGBTQI+ Creative Writing Workshop

If you’re interested in submitting a piece of creative writing for this project, but don’t know where to start, join our Writing Workshop. Our friends at Word by Word Collective will be running a free writing workshop to support, excite and inspire you for a piece celebrating LGBT History Month. 

We will be including the Writing Workshop link on our Friday member email on the 11th February. You can also join if you aren’t a Changes Bristol member, please just email for the link. 

Entering your Creative Writing

To enter, please send a copy of your piece of writing to: .

Alternatively, for postal submission please send a copy of your piece of writing with your contact details attached to Changes Bristol, Barton Hill Settlement, 41-43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX.

If you are unable to write your piece down, but able to speak it aloud instead, please do not hesitate to contact our team on 0117 941 1123. We will be more than happy to help you submit your work.

If you have any questions, please contact

We’re so excited to read your pieces and for you to be involved!

Additional Submission Guidelines
  1. The competition is open to anyone aged 18 or over at the time of entering. UK entries only.
  2. The closing date of the competition is midnight (UK time), 25th February 2022.
  3. Each entrant is limited to one entry. All entries will be considered anonymously by the judge(s).
  4. Entries will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  5. Alterations cannot be made to submitted pieces once entered.
  6. Entries will receive a confirmation of receipt once submitted.
  7. Pieces can either be the entrant’s original work or the work of another artist / author (author must be credited)
  8. There is no word count.