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Welcome!

First, thank you for reaching out. LambdaLiterary.org is quickly becoming a leader in opinion, news, reviews and interviews for LGBT book lovers. In order to do that we rely on our team of editors, reviewers, critics and bloggers. We’ve always looking for new volunteer contributors.

1. Please fill out this form to get started. This will give us a better sense of what you’re looking to review and also give us your vitals: CONTRIBUTOR FORM

2. Please make sure you also register on our website.

2a. Also, make sure you register for our newsletter.

3. Each review is followed, by a short bio and a photo of you — which is actually a gravatar. To create a gravatar icon go to this link.

4. When you’re done there, check out our list of books available for review here (I update this list on the first of the month). Here’s our list of guidelines. See below for more details.

5. Once you’ve registered and you’ve read over our guidelines and you’ve found a book that you are passionate about, then email me back. Make sure you include your three sentence bio, your author/blog website link, your user ID and the name of the top 3 books you’re interested in reviewing. I’ll do my best to make sure you get at least one of those top 3 to review.

6. Reviews are due on the 22nd of the previous month that the review is going to run, but we’re flexible and I’ll work closely with you to set deadlines.

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Essays & Opinion (800 — 1,000 words):

We aim to publish stories not found anywhere else — stories about under-reported topics and issues that directly affect the LGBT literary community. Deadline: Ongoing.

Interviews (1,500 words):

We accept interviews for authors with new projects on the horizon. If the author in question published a book in the past month, is part of a film or TV adaptation, or recently won an award, then we certainly want to hear from them. Deadline: Ongoing.

Poetry:

Our new poetry section aims to represent the best LGBT voices in poetry today. We’re open to high quality work of any style and subject to be featured on our site each week. Both unpublished and previously published work, with permissions, will be considered–though we do have a preference for unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you notify us immediately of their acceptance elsewhere. To submit work please click here. We look forward to reading your work. Deadline: Ongoing.

Reviews (800 words):

We can only review about a quarter of the books we receive for consideration. With that in mind, we try to keep the conversation on authors and books of the moment (usually books published within 2 months of today’s date with exceptions for previous Lambda Award winners or finalists). Here’s a list of books that we’re considering for review. If you know of new or upcoming books not on this list, please bring them to our attention. We may have overlooked them, or we may have a writer already working on a review.Guidelines and Deadlines here. Deadline: Ongoing.

First Queer Book I Ever Read? (200 words):

Every week we ask an LGBTQ book lover to name the first LGBT book they ever read and we post their answers here on LambdaLiterary.org. To participate in “First Queer Book I Ever Read?” please send in your 100-word contribution (including the full author name, title, and your reaction to the book so far), along with a horizontal black and white photo of yourself (500 pixels x 300 pixels). Deadline: Ongoing.

Blogs & Dispatches (500 — 1,000 words):

Are you attending a Con or national LGBT book event? We need events bloggers to attend as correspondents. If you plan to attend Saints & Sinners, West Hollywood Book Fair, Miami Book Fair, ComicCon, or a local literary event you could be one of our on-location bloggers. Send your photo diaries, tips, and write-ups to the editor and you could be published on LambdaLiterary.org. Deadline: Ongoing.
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To submit a story, review, or interview, please email the editor. If this is your first contribution to LambdaLiterary.org please also send a two/three sentence bio, links to previously published work, and a link to your website.