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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.
This year’s Lambda Literary Award finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals who spent countless hours reading a record number of submissions from over 300 publishers. We’re excited to announce the finalists in 24 categories.
This year’s awards will be presented by Jen Benka, Dusty Ray Bottoms. Jennifer Camper, Cheryl Clarke, Garrard Conley. Kenyon Farrow, Melissa Febos, Tyler Ford, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Marlon James, Karla Jay, Torrey Peters, Lydia Polgreen, Anthony Rapp, John Roberts, Paul Tran, Christine Vachon, and Raquel Willis.
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.