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Submit to the Lammys

Deadline to submit:
November 16

Submissions Open for 33rd Lammys

Join us in celebrating the best LGBTQ books of 2020

For 32 years, the Lambda Literary Awards have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

For a community that often finds ourselves the targets of legislative and actual violence, we also need and deserve pleasure, joy, and celebration, which is what the Lammys has endeavored to provide for more than 30 years.

Be a part of this incredible tradition. Submit your books today.

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New This Year

Due to COVID-19, we have implemented an entirely digital submission process using Submittable. Please do not send physical copies of your books.

Given the significant increase in the volume of LGBTQ books for younger readers, we have split the LGBTQ Children’s/YA category into two categories: LGBTQ Children’s/Middle Grade and LGBTQ Young Adult.

We have expanded the mystery category to include bi, trans, and queer books by creating a single LGBTQ Mystery category as opposed to separate lesbian and gay mystery categories.

Highlights From the 2020 Lammys

Special Honorees
Jericho Brown was awarded the Trustee Award

Read Jericho Brown’s essay on poetry and the body

Justin Vivian Bond
Brian Lam was awarded the Publishing Professional Award

Read our interview
with Brian Lam

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