ABOUT THE LAMMYS

 

For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) have identified and honored the best lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender books.

The Lammys, which receive national and international media attention, bring together 600 attendees—including nominees, celebrities, sponsors, and publishing executives—to celebrate excellence in LGBTQ publishing. It is the most prestigious and glamorous LGBTQ literary event in the world.

Our 2019 awards process is now closed.

Awards Timeline

  • September 5, 2019: Submission period opens
  • November 15, 2019:  Submission period closes
  • Early March 2020: Finalists announced
  • June 8, 2020: Winners Announced (Skirball Center, New York University, New York, NY)

Award Guidelines

Lambda Literary Award submissions are judged principally on literary merit and content relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives. Specific guidelines must be met across each award. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting a book for consideration. Review guidelines.

Categories

LGBTQ
Anthology
Children’s/Young Adult
Drama
Erotica
Graphic Novel
Nonfiction
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Studies
LESBIAN
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
GAY
General Fiction
Memoir/Biography
Mystery
Poetry
Romance
BISEXUAL
Fiction
Nonfiction
PoetryTRANSGENDER
Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry

Special Awards

Visionary Award
Trustee Award
Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers
Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction
Publishing Professional