The Lambda Literary Foundation’s 25th Anniversary collection E-Book is now on sale and makes a great holiday gift!
With just over a week left to our challenge grant campaign we have some great news and some greater news. Thanks to 150 wonderful donors, as of yesterday we’ve raised over $15,000 to meet the Fall 2013 Challenge of our generous LLF supporters Al Baum, William Cohen, Steven Coulter, David McConnell, Curtis Scribner and Jan Zivic each of whom pledged $2500 in honor of LLF’s 25th Anniversary. Fantastic!
Record Number of Submissions Expected as
Lambda Literary Award Deadline Approaches
Less Than Two Weeks Left Before Submission Period Ends
The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) today announced it has received more than 400 submissions so far for Lambda Literary Award consideration – a record-breaking pace for the prestigious contest honoring the best in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender [LGBT] literature. Now in its 26th year, the Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) celebrate excellence in more than twenty categories ranging from fiction and poetry to speculative fiction, mystery, romance and memoir. (more…)
We still need your help! We’ve raised a little more than half of our goal of $15,000 for LLF’s Fall Challenge Grant and Membership Drive. To those of you who have already contributed to our campaign, thank you very much for supporting our work on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature. (more…)
Help Lambda Raise $30,000 during our 25th Anniversary Fall Fundraiser and Membership Drive.
Challenge Grant will match your donations dollar-for-dollar.
We have amazing news! Six extraordinary Lambda Literary Foundation donors have pledged $2,500 each–in celebration of LLF’s 25th Anniversary–for a total of $15,000 that, if matched, will help raise $30,000 for our fall challenge grant and membership drive. Now through the month of November, Lambda Literary members Al Baum, William Cohen, Steven Coulter, David McConnell, Curtis Scribner and Jan Zivic are challenging you to match their donations! New memberships at the $35 level or higher, as well as any additional donations by current LLF members will be matched dollar-for-dollar to help raise $30,000 for LLF’s programs and services. (more…)
On Monday, September 23rd, bisexuals all over the world honored the fifteenth Annual “Celebrate Bisexuality Day.” As I reflect on the advances in bisexual visibility of many LGBT organizations, I feel especially honored to be Lambda Literary Foundation’s first openly bisexual Board member. LLF has a long history of celebrating the work of bisexual authors and bisexual-themed literature and continues to increase bi visibility. (more…)
Lambda Literary has been calling for literary submissions since our first Lambda Literary Awards back in 1989. We’ve held 24 additional open submissions for Lammys since that time and expanded our open submissions to include various writing competitions, most notably our annual Writer’s Retreat.
Today, I’m pleased to announce an open call for submissions of a different kind: applications for a seat on our board of directors.
Wait! Who’s ever heard of an open call for board of director nominations? Isn’t that something that’s universally done quietly and behind closed doors.
Perhaps. But throughout our history, Lambda Literary Foundation has identified the best LGBT literature through open submissions rather than closed door discussions, so why not do the same for our board? It seems like the most logical thing in the world.
As you’re thinking about whether you or someone in your network might be a good board member, consider what we are looking for:
- Skills: We need to round out our board skills in many areas, including Legal, Corporate Fundraising, Accounting, Grant Writing, Major Gifts, and Publishing
- Diversity: We would like for our board to better reflect the diversity of the communities that we serve in areas such as sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, geographic location, etc.
- Basic Criteria: The board is primarily responsible for fundraising and governance. Each board member must have the ability to fulfill Board Member Expectations, including the $3,000 Give/Get (information about Expectations and Give/Get are available in our Board Member Application Packet).
- Additional Criteria: The ability to promote a collaborative, team environment that is focused on the mission of LLF above all else is also very important
So, if you-or someone you know-has what it takes to be on the Lambda Literary Board, I invite you to fill out the application and submit it to info@LambdaLiterary.org by midnight PT on Monday, October 31, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact me at CShirley@LambdaLiterary.org.
At our 2013 Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices, 48 fellows in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Young Adult and Genre Fiction each gave brief readings of their work. Click here to watch and listen to these brilliant up-and-coming queer writers!
Lambda Literary Foundation is pleased to announce new Board members and a shift in Board leadership for 2013. S. Chris Shirley assumes the role of President and Susan Atkins assumes the role of Vice President. Sue Greer and J. Michael Samuel will serve second terms as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. (more…)
Lambda Literary Foundation, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for the LGBT literary community, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant of $18,300 from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission through its Organizational Grant Program. The two-year operating expenses grant of $9,150 each year through 2015 will help continue to fund Lambda Literary’s Program Coordinator position. (more…)