May 2016 is #Glitterary Awareness Month!

Heels on Wheels hereby declares May 2016 as Glitterary Awareness Month aka #GLAM!

We’re so excited that the anthology Glitter  &  Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy is nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. This recognition feels deeply validating and we are thrilled to be in the extraordinary company of our fellow nominees. We honor the craft, tenacity, drive, and straight-up motherfucking bravery that it takes to make and share creative work.

It takes a lot of grit to get this glitter.

That’s why we’re launching Glitterary Awareness Month (#GLAM) as a space to celebrate risk-taking artists and culture creators, both on and off the page. We’re shouting out artists who teach us to survive and thrive. Recognizing our friends who write secret poems in their rooms and make gorgeous movies on their phones. Appreciating the academics who document artists on the fringe. Thanking the educators who share the power of imagination. All May, Heels on Wheels will crown #Glitterary Award winners and encourage YOU to do the same!

Ways YOU can participate in #Glitterary Awareness Month #GLAM


  • May 1 – 7: Start nominating your loved ones and inspirations for Glitterary Awareness Awards & go for it all month long! We will be sharing our #Glitterary inspirations allllll month!

Use these Hashtags #GLAM #Glitterary and share with us! We’re at: and (@howroadshow) and

Here’s GL.A.M. Swag :: Downloads you can use

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  1. May 8-14: Do you own writing with the prompt: “It takes a lot of grit to get this glitter.” — OR share your own #GLAM writing prompt
  1. May 15 – 21: Get your school or public library to order Glitter and Grit: here’s how to get the book into your local library. Send us a screenshot of your library’s #glitterNgritbook call number and we will send you a Heels on Wheels tshirt!
  1. May 22 – 25: Share your writing, from the prompt or otherwise!
  1. May 26 – 31: Get Glit! Show us your badass #glitterary self(ie) and we’ll do the same on our EAST COAST BOOK TOUR in Brooklyn 5/26, Philly 5/27, and Baltimore 5/28! #getglit

Heels on Wheels wants to thank Bridget Sweetin for the brilliant ideas and support for #Glitterary Awareness Month! Bridget is #GLAM beyond words!

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