September 1, 2014

Lambda Literary Opens Submissions Period for the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary is proud to announce the opening of the submissions period for the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys). Entering their 27th year, the Lammys honor books in more than twenty genres ranging from literary fiction and poetry to speculative fiction, romance and memoir. (more…)

World’s Best LGBTQ Literary Site is About to Get Better (With Your Help)

Posted on July 23, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

The Lambda Literary Review, the world’s most comprehensive online LGBTQ literary magazine, needs to raise $25,000 to make our website more dynamic and engaging for our 50,000 monthly readers. This upgrade would allow us to bring you a fresh, contemporary look, videos, podcasts, streamlined navigation, improved search options and the ability to easily navigate the site on your smartphone. (more…)

The David Bohnett Foundation Awards Lambda Literary $10,000 Grant

Posted on June 25, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization advancing LGBTQ literature, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $10,000 from the David Bohnett Foundation to improve its website, (more…)

The Judges for the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Posted on June 10, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

The Lambda Literary Foundation Thanks the Judges for the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Judges

Michael Amico is a PhD candidate in American Studies at Yale University. He is the co-author, with Michael Bronski and Ann Pellegrini, of current Lammy Finalist You Can Tell Just By Looking: And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People. (more…)

Tonight is the Night! Purchase Your tickets to the Lambda Literary Awards Now!

Posted on June 2, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBT stories are part of the literature of the world. The Awards ceremony has consistently drawn an audience representing every facet of publishing. (more…)

Lambda Literary Foundation Announces E. Lynn Harris Award for Excellence in Black LGBT Short Fiction

Posted on May 13, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

The Lambda Literary Foundation is thrilled to announce that A. Naomi Jackson is the winner of the first E. Lynn Harris Award for Excellence in Black LGBT Short Fiction. Selected by contest judges Linda Villarosa and Don Weise, “Ladies” is a short story set in Jamaica that chronicles the romance between two women who meet at teachers college and reconnect many years later as women in Brooklyn. Weise says of the story, “What impressed Linda and me wasn’t just Naomi’s command of craft and storytelling but that “Ladies” is so original and moving. It’s such a pleasure to discover fiction of this caliber from a new writer. It’s exactly what Linda Villarosa,  E. Lynn’s mother, Etta Harris, and I hoped for when we created the Harris Award in the first place.” (more…)

Justin Vivian Bond to Perform at Lammy Awards! Buy your tickets today!

Posted on May 13, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

The Lambda Literary Awards identify and celebrate the best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm that LGBT stories are part of the literature of the world. The Awards ceremony has consistently drawn an audience representing every facet of publishing.
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Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist and Emerging Writer Winners Announced

Posted on April 29, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Michael Thomas Ford and Radclyffe named Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize Winners

Imogen Binnie and Charles Rice-Gonzalez named Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award Winners

The Lambda Literary Foundation, the nation’s leading national nonprofit organization promoting LGBT literature and writers, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Dr. James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize and the Dr. Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award. This year the Mid-Career Novelist Prize recognizes Michael Thomas Ford and Radclyffe; the Emerging Writer Award recognizes Imogen Binnie and Charles Rice-Gonzalez. (more…)

2014 Lammys Honorees & Presenters

Posted on April 21, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

Alison Bechdel & Kate Bornstein to be Honored

at the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

Kate Clinton Returns as Master of Ceremonies

Masha Gessen, A.M. Homes, David Mixner, Seth Rudetsky, Ira Silverberg, Urvashi Vaid Among Stellar List of Presenters

The Lambda Literary Foundation is pleased to announce that Alison Bechdel will receive the Foundation’s Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature and Kate Bornstein will receive the Pioneer Award at the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”). Bechdel and Bornstein will be honored along with the winning authors of 24 separate LGBT literary categories as determined by over 90 judges. The Lammys bring together over 450 attendees, sponsors, and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous and prestigious LGBT literary event in the world. The awards will be hosted for the third year in a row by comedienne Kate Clinton on Monday, June 2nd in New York City at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th St @ 3rd Ave, New York City). A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic will immediately follow the ceremony.

Bechdel is the author of the bestselling graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, which was named the number one Best Book of the Year by Time, and was made into the critically-acclaimed musical of the same name. Her second memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama was Winner of the 2013 Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction (Triangle Awards). For 25 years she wrote and drew the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, a visual chronicle of modern life – queer and otherwise – considered “one of the preeminent oeuvres in the comics genre, period.” She’s the recipient of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Marsh Professor-at Large at the University of Vermont. Bechdel will be introduced by cartoonist Justin Hall, award-winning creator of the series True Travel Tales and the Lambda-nominated Glamazonia the Uncanny Super Tranny and editor of No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, which earned a Lambda Literary Award and an Eisner nomination. (more…)

Lambda Literary Foundation Welcomes New Trustees

Posted on April 17, 2014 by in Foundation Updates

The steady incursion of new skills and perspectives in the leadership of the Lambda Literary Foundation is vital not only to its growth but also to its connection to the community it serves. The Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new members to its Board of Trustees. (more…)