Out on the Page is very much about LGBTQ+ Writers supporting each other to develop as writers. Our Members' Directory and Forum are at the heart of this.
It's easy to become a Member just follow the link at the bottom of any of our webpages.
You complete a short online form and it goes to our Coordinator for approval. Writers at any level or stage in their writing journey can join. The only criteria are that you are who you say you are, an LGBTQ+ person who writes or wants to write, in any form or genre.
Once approved, the next step is to set up a short profile about yourself for our Members' Directory. This is other writers can see who you are and what kind of writing you're involved in. Here's an example:
With your profile, you gain access to our safe and supportive Members' Directory and Forum, where connections are made and really useful information and tips are shared. Here's just a list of some of the things you can do in the Forum:
1. Ask questions or start discussions to help you explore any aspect of writing.
2. Showcase any writing you may have published online or in print - this can include links to blogs, your own website or book purchase listings. It's a great opportunity to get more readers for your writing.
3. Seek beta-readers or the like for pieces of work that are near completion.
4. Seek supportive and constructive feedback on smallish samples of your work.
5. Check out for upcomeing submission deadlines to LGBTQ+ presses.
6. Post information which you think other Members might find useful.
...the possibilities are endless.
Also, using the purple speech bubble illustrated above, you can chat (including in real-time) with other Members privately.
The Forum is really easy to use and every week or so, our Coordinator is in the room live to assist if you need it. Wht not give it a try - visit our website to find out more https://www.outonthepage.co.uk
Hope to see you there sometime!