November 22, 2014

Please Support Our Fall Challenge

Posted on 01. Dec, 2011 by in

Lambda Literary believes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer literature is fundamental to the preservation of our culture, and that LGBTQ lives are affirmed when our stories are written, published and read. In the spirit of this mission, we ask you to consider supporting our work today on behalf of established and emerging writers, readers, librarians, independent and mainstream publishers, editors, bloggers, and others interested in great books that tell the LGBTQ experience.

We have six extraordinary members of Lambda Literary – Steven Coulter, Charles Forester, Sandra Nathan, Katherine Percy, John Rochester and Curtis Scribner - who have pledged a total of $17,500 toward our goal of $35,000 but only if we can raise the rest of our goal.

Through the month of November, your donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar to help raise much needed funds for Lambda Literary’s exceptional, one-of-a-kind programming:

  • The Lambda Literary Awards, since 1989, are the most prestigious LGBTQ literary prize in the world. This year’s ceremony honored Alison Bechdel with the Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature and Kate Bornstein with the Pioneer Award, as well as Lammy winners in 24 different genres.
  • The Lambda Literary Review web magazine publishes more LGBTQ book reviews than any other publication and features extensive literary resources and in-depth author interviews with writers such as Sarah WatersSaeed Jones,Jonathan LethemJohn WatersMichael Cunningham and Emma Donoghue, to name a few from this year alone.
  • The Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices is a one-week residency, which offers intensive and sophisticated instruction to selected LGBTQ writers. The Retreat provides open access to industry professionals and the opportunity for writing fellows to create an ongoing community of practice as they advance in their craft and careers.
  • LGBTQ Writers in Schools invites LGBTQ authors into classrooms to discuss our community’s literature with young people. This fall, the San Diego Unified School District officially adopted Lambda’s WIS Program into their high school curriculum!

If you are not a current supporter of Lambda Literary, please consider joining the global leader in promoting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books, and see your tax-deductible gift doubled.

If you are already a member, please use this opportunity to increase your 2014 contribution so that your tax-deductible gift can be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Like most nonprofit organizations, Lambda Literary counts on your support to sustain our programs, which put the literature of our community front and center and engage our community in dynamic conversations about the state of queer publishing. Your support also allows us to pay our reviewers-so that we can keep readers, librarians and booksellers current on the latest LGBTQ book releases-and host book clubs, readings and workshops. Your support is essential to helping us sustain these unique services. Whether you can afford $50, $250 or $1,000, you will see your contribution doubled through the end of November.

We are grateful to Steven Coulter, Charles Forester, Sandra Nathan, Katherine Percy, John Rochester and Curtis Scribner for their generosity in underwriting our Fall Challenge Grant and Membership Drive. Please help us turn their $17,500 challenge into $35,000 for Lambda Literary’s programs by making a tax-deductible donation today.

William Johnson is the online editor of Lambda Literary.


9 Responses to “Please Support Our Fall Challenge”

  1. NuWine Press 30 May 2012 at 6:12 AM #

    Lots of great finalists here – sorry our book didn’t make it – what with President Obama’s recent “evolution” regarding gay marriage and the further attempts to wedge Christians against gays against African-Americns, I think the poetry of RAW: A Poetic Journey – Finding a Way from Conflict to Revelation would have made a great finalist … Our best to all the contenders – from NuWine Press: The All-Inclusive and LGBT-Affirming Voice of Independent Christian Publishing

  2. stephen myrick 9 July 2013 at 6:23 PM #

    where do i get information on attending your new writer’s retreat…..qualifications….cost etc. thank u

    • William Johnson 9 July 2013 at 6:55 PM #

      The information regarding our 2014 retreat will be posted later in the year…Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on the next retreat.

  3. Ronald Palmer 23 March 2014 at 12:09 AM #

    Thank you Tony & the Lambda committee. I’m so honored to be among this year’s nominees in debut fiction. So happy and grateful.

  4. susie bright 4 June 2014 at 1:33 PM #

    It was so hard to miss this year’s event! Congrats to everyone… see you in 2015!



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