Dear You

Dear You

Writers SA and D’faces are teaming up to celebrate the voices of young regional LGBTQIA+ people as part of this year’s Feast Festival. We are inviting all LGBTQIA+ young people aged 15 – 29 in regional South Australia to write and submit a letter to your past or future self. Your letter can be experimental, creative or matter of fact. Whatever you want and need to say. 

A selection of letters will be published (anonymously) in a limited print run softcover zine and online through the Writers SA website. Five letters will also be selected to be read aloud (by you or a performer on your behalf) at a special in-person showcase in Whyalla this November. 

Letters can be submitted from now and up until midnight 31st October 2022. 

Letters selected for publication or reading will be paid a small fee of $50 per letter. 

Submit your letter here

Here. Now. Feast. Showcase

Put 19th November 2022, 7pm in your diaries for the final showcase event. Join us in Whyalla in-person or online to hear and celebrate this special project together.

If you have any questions or need help submitting to Dear You, please contact Statewide Regional Manager Alysha Herrmann via [email protected]


Does my writing have to be based on real life? 

We are asking selected writers to creatively respond to the brief, but that doesn’t mean your writing has to be non-fiction or your own real life. Fictional responses are fine!

Do I need to be an experienced or published writer? 

Absolutely not. We are looking for a mix of ages, locations, backgrounds and experience and would love to hear from experienced and new writers within the age range.

Dear You submissions will be accepted “as is” and will not receive feedback. We will select letters for publication/reading from final submissions. We encourage you to attend any of the in-person and online No Limits regional workshops to write and develop Dear You submissions. You can find the full list of regional events here.

I still have questions or I’m feeling a bit unsure about my ideas, who can I talk to?

You can contact any of the Writers SA Regional Team to ask more questions or get some feedback on your ideas before you submit an expression of interest or letter. More about the Regional Team and their contact details can be found here. 

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