New Month! New books! April is upon us and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.
Beloved author Tom Spanbauer’s new book (his first in seven years), I Loved You More, is being released this month by Hawthorne Press. The book maps the emotional minefield of love and friendship between a group of writers.
From The Advocate: (more…)
The first (hopefully not the last) annual AWP off-site reading for Lambda LGBT Emerging Writers Fellows was held on February 28, at R Place in Seattle. A crowd of about 40, including but not limited to Fellows from 2008-2013, gathered together to reunite and hear readings from those who contributed introductions to 25 for 25, An Anthology of Works by 25 Outstanding Contemporary LGBT Authors and Those They Inspired. (more…)
New Month! New books! March is upon us and so are a slew of new and noteworthy LGBT books.
Historian Martin Duberman’s new book, Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS, is being released this month by The New Press. The book serves as both a biography of two vital and beloved gay cultural figures, Michael Callen and Essex Hemphill, and as an astute snapshot of the early years of the AIDS epidemic. (more…)
26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced
2014 Marks the Debut of the New Graphic Novel Category
Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 2, 2014 in New York City
The 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards – or the “Lammys,” as they are affectionately known–mark another record-breaking year and usher in the debut of the new category of Graphic Novel. Finalists for the Lammys were announced today by the Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) in Los Angeles after reviewing a record 746 submissions (up from 687 last year) from 352 publishers (up from 332 last year). Submissions came from major mainstream publishers and from academic presses, from both long-established and new LGBT publishers, as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies. (more…)
This past January, the Lambda Literary Foundation was inducted into the 2013 GLBT Hall Of Fame. The GLBT Hall Of Fame is “a community based, advertiser supported program designed to recognize and honor members and friends of the GLBT community who through direct effort and action have made an outstanding impact on the GLBT community and/or the world wide community.” (more…)
For those of you heading to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Seattle February 26 – March 1, stop by LLF’s table (B27) at the book fair to say hello! LLF is also participating in two events, one onsite and one offsite, organized by the brilliant Lambda Fellow, Ames Hawkins:
Nepantla is a new poetry e-journal, dedicated to Queer Poets of Color, being curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation. The mission of Nepantla is to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. The journal will be a groundbreaking collection of some the best poetry from the QPOC community. (more…)
Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices Announces 2014 Workshop Faculty; Applications Open Through April 1, 2014
The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices Announces 2014 Workshop Faculty
Significant Program Expansion of the Popular Residency Also Announced
Applications Open Through April 1, 2014
The Lambda Literary Foundation is proud to announce details for the 2014 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, the nation’s premier LGBTQ writers residency. The Retreat will be held August 3-10, 2014 on the campus of the American Jewish University (AJU) in Los Angeles.
Faculty include Lucy Jane Bledsoe teaching the Fiction workshop, Randall Kenan teaching the Nonfiction workshop, Eduardo C. Corral teaching the Poetry workshop, and Elizabeth Sims teaching Genre Fiction (emphasis on mysteries and thrillers). See faculty bios below. (more…)