ABOUT THE LAMMYS

 

For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world.

Timeline

  • September 12, 2018: Lammy Submission period opens
  • December 1, 2018: Lammy Submission period closes
  • January 7, 2019: Córdova & Markowitz Prizes Open
  • February 15, 2019: Córdova & Markowitz Prizes Close
  • Early March 2019: Lammy Finalists announced
  • June 3, 2019: Winners Announced (Skirball Center, New York University, New York, NY)

Sponsorship Opportunities

Lambda Literary relies on our sponsors who enable us to offer programs that educate, entertain, and empower writers and audiences. Join us today and show your support for the power of LGBTQ storytelling by becoming a sponsor of the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards. Get sponsorship details.

Award Guidelines

Lambda Literary Award submissions are judged principally on literary merit and content relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives. Specific guidelines must be met across each award. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting a book for consideration. Review guidelines.

Categories

LGBTQ
Anthology
Children’s/Young Adult
Drama
Erotica
Graphic Novel
Nonfiction
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Studies
LESBIAN
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
GAY
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
BISEXUAL
Fiction
Nonfiction
PoetryTRANSGENDER
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

Special Awards

Visionary Award
Trustee Award
Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers
Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction
Publishing Professional