The Make It Safe Project Writing Scholarship: SUBMISSIONS

Use the form below to submit work to the first Make It Safe Project Writing Scholarship!

Remember: you must identify as queer or trans, live in the United States (with or without documentation), AND be between 13-18 years old at the time of submission. For other requirements, please see the scholarship page here.

Privacy policy: Submissions will be visible to scholarship judges and, if applicable, in the anthology. All other information provided below will solely be visible to The Make It Safe Project staff listed on the "Our Team" page. At the conclusion of the scholarship judging process, all information listed below from non-winning entries will be deleted from our records to preserve the submitter's confidentiality.

Basic Info
Name *
Name
Please include your gender pronouns below. (Examples: she/her/hers, they/them/theirs)
Phone
Phone
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address
Other Info
Note: Winners and runners up will be given the scholarship money via a check that must be deposited within 180 days of receipt. Please plan accordingly.
If you don't know the answer to this question, you MUST find out before entering the contest.
Optional Information
The following optional questions are for us to ensure we are reaching a wide array of queer and trans youth. Your answers to these questions will be kept completely confidential and will therefore not be visible to judges beyond those who work at The Make It Safe Project.
Submission
The following questions are regarding your submission to the scholarship.
Limit: 2,000 words. If your work is translated from another language, you may include the original along with the translation. (The original will not factor into our word count.)
Applicant Certifications
By checking this box, I certify that the work submitted above is original and no part of it was plagiarized, copied, or written by someone other than the applicant whose name is written on this application. *
By checking this box, I agree to allow The Make It Safe Project to publish the work submitted above in its entirety in an anthology of writing that will be available online and sent to Make It Safe Project donation sites. *
By checking this box, I acknowledge that misrepresenting oneself in this application is grounds for permanent disqualification from The Make It Safe Project Writing Scholarship. If this application is selected as a winner or runner up and it is later discovered that part of this application was purposefully misleading, I acknowledge that The Make It Safe Project has the right to withdraw the award and, if applicable, cancel any uncashed scholarship checks. *
By checking this box, I confirm that the author of this submission is between the ages of 13-18, lives in the United States, and identifies as queer and/or trans. *
By checking this box, I certify that I am the author of this submission or a third party with explicit consent to submit on behalf of another person. *
Please type your first and last name. If you are submitting on behalf of another person, please put your name here (not the name of the author).