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Current Finalists

Congratulations to the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists!

Out of an abundance of caution in light of COVID-19, we have come to the heart-wrenching decision to not hold an in-person Lambda Literary Awards ceremony this June in New York City. This year’s Lammy winners will still be announced in June, through a format to be determined. We also will bring our beautiful community of LGBTQ book lovers together for a fabulous, in-real-life celebration later this fall.

We will share more information soon about our plans for a re-imagined celebration and how you can get involved. In the meantime, we hope that in lieu of a ticket, you will consider making a donation to Lambda Literary. Your support will help us continue our work to honor this year’s finalists and winners.

We’re proud to announce the finalists in 24 categories for the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers.

We wish to issue a correction to this year’s Transgender Nonfiction finalists. The list of finalists for the Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Nonfiction includes Females by Andrea Long Chu from Verso Books. We apologize for not including Females in our initial public announcement. In this rare circumstance, adjudication of books continued after we released the news to the press. We are proud of all of the exceptional finalists in the Transgender Nonfiction category, and congratulate Andrea Long Chu on her nomination.

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Lesbian Fiction

Gay Fiction

Bisexual Fiction

Transgender Fiction

Bisexual Nonfiction

Transgender Nonfiction

LGBTQ Nonfiction

Lesbian Poetry

Gay Poetry

Bisexual Poetry

Transgender Poetry

Lesbian Mystery

Gay Mystery

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

Gay Memoir/Biography

Lesbian Romance

Gay Romance

LGBTQ Anthology

LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult

LGBTQ Comics


LGBTQ Erotica

LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

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