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Pink Ink 2018–19

The QF's High School Seniors English Essay Contest

Application Deadline: February 14, 2019

The 2018-19 High School Seniors English Essay Contest is now open.

Complete instructions are found on the Submission Form. Click the link to download the form to your computer and get started with your contest entry.


Read Elijah Punzal's new one-act play "Harpoon Sonnet"; Special Mention essays by Tena Gordon, Zoe Hadley, and Jamie Marrara; Ray Verzasconi's "Ave atque vale . . ." as he introduces his successor as editor Jon M. Wargo. Dr. Wargo takes over as The QF's newsletter editor in 2019. All this in the current issue of The Queer Foundation Scholar, Newsletter of The QF.

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Queer Scholars for 2018–19

Alexander Gallagher
Bennington College
"Eighteen Ways We Love To Wrestle"

Oz Johnson-Congleton
Vassar College
"It goes like this"

Mincheol Park
University of Southern California
"The room is filled to the brim"


Writings of Former Queer Scholars

Special Mention Essays from High School Seniors

Queer Foundation is happy to grant, upon request, permission to teachers and counselors to reproduce and use in their schools, for educational purposes only, high-school seniors' essays submitted in the annual English essay contest. We ask only that you give credit to the authors and to the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program.

We would like to hear from you. How have you used the essays and how you did you hear about them? Send email to Joseph Dial, jdial@queerfoundation.org.

"LGBTQ Youths' Speech and Writing as Contributors to a Rich and Diverse School Culture," presentation by the Executive Director at NCTE 2012, the Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English

For information about the Queer Foundation Effective Writing and Scholarships Program, click on Scholarships (to the left above).

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