Current Submissions 2019

Last updated: September 13th, 10:45 am

The following books have been submitted for consideration for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards. This list is updated weekly. Contact [email protected] with questions or corrections.

Number of submissions received so far: 99

Bisexual: FictionNonfictionPoetry
Gay: FictionMemoir/BiographyMysteryPoetryRomance
Lesbian: FictionMemoir/BiographyMysteryPoetryRomance
LGBTQ: AnthologyChildren’s/YA,  Comics, DramaEroticaNonfictionSF/F/HorrorStudies
Transgender: FictionNonfictionPoetry





  • First Declension: New and collected poems, Walter Bruno, Many Rooms Press
  • Snake Breaking Medusa Disorder, Flower Conroy, NFSPS Press
  • Why I Never Finished My Dissertation, Laura Foley, Headmistress Press
  • The Year of the Femme, Cassie Donish, University of Iowa Press


  • American Dragon: A Novel, Brandon Bagwell, Pill Press Books
  • Any Summer Sunday at Nacho Mama’s Patio Cafe: Drag, Songs, Friends, Laughs, Lies, Danger & Redemption, Steve Schatz, Any Summer Sunday Books
  • Five Windows, Jon Roemer, Dzanc Books
  • Like This Afternoon Forever, Jaime Manrique, Akashic Books
  • Men Touching, Henry Alley, Chelsea Station Editions
  • Murmur, Will Eaves, Bellevue Literary Press
  • Scars and Voices: And Other Stories, Adam Carpenter Welles, Self-published Amazon
  • Still in Love, Michael Downing, Counterpoint Press
  • The Death Of Baseball, Orlando Ortega-Medina, Cloud Lodge Books


  • My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me and Ended Up Saving My Life, Ryan O’Callaghan, Akashic Books


  • A Body in a Bathhouse, Brad Shreve, Beeson Press
  • ChoirMaster, Michael Craft, Questover Press


  • BOUND; The Lost Romanticism and Eroticism of Gay Me, Forrest Robert Stepnowsk, Independently/Self Published
  • Dear God I’m a Faggot, Timothy Arliss OBrien, Self-Published
  • Heartaches, Donovan Lord, 8square Press
  • Leave Smoke, Jeff Walt, Gival Press
  • Lovejets: Queer Male Poets on 200 Years of Walt Whitman, Raymond Luczak, Squares & Rebels
  • ROMANS/SNOWMARE, Cam Scott, ARP Books
  • The Book of Daniel, Aaron Smith, University of Pittsburgh Press/Pitt Poetry Series
  • These are not the potatoes of my youth, Matthew Walsh, Goose Lane Editions
  • Willingly, Marc Frazier, Adelaide Books


  • A Dream Life, Patrick J. Suraci, Archway Publishing
  • Bloom, Kevin Panetta (writer), Savanna Ganucheau (artist), Calista Brill (editor), Macmillan Publishers/ First Second Books
  • The Coincidence, Felice Stevens, Self-published
  • Two Minutes, Ariel Bishop, Ariel Bishop


  • Cantoras, Carolina De Robertis, Knopf
  • Conscious Bias, A Monica Spade Novel, Alexi Venice,
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION, I.J. Miller, Island Publishing
  • Kiss Number 8, Colleen AF Venable (author), Ellen T. Crenshaw (artist), Macmillan Publishers/ First Second
  • Stray, Nancy J. Hedin, NineStar Press
  • Under The Microscope, Kim Finney, Cygneture Books
  • The Western Alienation Merit Badge, Nancy Jo Cullen, Wolsak and Wynn Publishers / Buckrider Books


  • 100 Times, Chavisa Woods, Seven Stories Press
  • Free to a Good Home: With Room for Improvement, Jules Torti, Dagger Editions (an imprint of Caitlin Press)
  • Healing/Heeling, Sassafras Lowrey, PoMo Freakshow Press
  • Motherland, Elissa Altman, Penguin Random House / Ballantine Books
  • One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays, Carla Rachel Sameth, Black Rose Writing
  • Star Sisters: An Astrologer’s Memoir of Twin Loss, Linda “Moonrabbit” Zlotnick, moonrabbit press
  • The Unrhymables: Collaborations in Prose, Denise Duhamel and Julie Marie Wade, Noctuary Press



  • Chenille or Silk, Emma McKenna, Dagger Editions (an imprint of Caitlin Press)
  • For Every Girl: New & Selected Poems, Kate Gray, Widow & Orphan House
  • Quantum Heresies: Poem, Mary Peelen, Glass Lyre Press
  • The Summer of Dead Birds, Ali Liebegott, The Feminist Press
  • Winter’s Cold Girls, Lisa Baird, Dagger Editions (an imprint of Caitlin Press)


  • Chain Reactions, Lynn Ames, Phoenix Rising Press
  • Gallows Humor, Carolyn Elizabeth, Bella Books
  • Kat & Mouse: A Crosscannon Roller Derby Romance, Jacquelyn Heat, Metal Heart Press
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Mariko Tamaki (author), Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (artist), Calista Brill (editor), Macmillan Publishers/ First Second
  • Secrets Well Kept, Lynn Ames, Phoenix Rising Press
  • Smile Number Seven, Melissa Price, Bella Books


  • A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969, Noam Sienna, Print-O-Craft
  • Fearless Love: Anthology, Vikram Kolmannskog and Stefan Storm, Mohini Books
  • Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness, Stephanie Schroeder and Teresa Theophano
  • Stonewall’s Legacy: A Poetry Anthology, Marc Rosen and Rusty Rose, Local Gems Press


  • Best Game Ever: A Virtuella Novel, R. R. Angell, Sisu Publications,
  • Ghost in the Piano, Iza Moreau, Black Bay Books
  • Horses Wild, Iza Moreau, Black Bay Books
  • Out of Salem, Hal Schrieve, Seven Stories Press
  • Seven Grades of Gay, Travis Cox, Amazon
  • Tank Baby, Iza Moreau, Black Bay Books


  • Some Strange Disturbances, Craig Hurd-McKenney, Headless Shakespeare Press


  • Always Plenty Of Light At The Starlight All Night Diner, Darcy Parker Bruce, N/A
  • Click, Jacqueline Goldfinger, Simpatico Theatre
  • Head Over Heels, Music by the Go-Go’s. Conception and Original Book by Jeff Whitty. Adapted by James Magruder, Broadway Licensing


  • The Greatest Liar, Trans Fiction With A Purpose, Alexandra Rios, Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing


  • Global City Futures: Desire and Development in Singapore, Natalie Oswin, University of Georgia Press
  • On the End of Privacy: Dissolving Boundaries in a Screen-Centric World, Richard E. Miller, University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Pride Leadership: Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Leader to be the King or Queen of their Jungle, Dr. Steven R. Yacovelli, Publish Your Purpose Press
  • Teacher Gender and Sexuality at School: Letters to Teachers, Tara Goldstein, Routledge Taylor and Francis Group
  • We’ve Been Here All Along: Wisconsin’s Early Gay History, R. Richard Wagner, Wisconsin Historical Society Press


  • All City, Alex DiFrancesco, Seven Stories Press
  • Apple Boy (The Quiet Work#1), Isobel Starling, Decent Fellows Press
  • The Book of Flora, Meg Elison, 47 North
  • Craven Street, E.J. Stevens, Sacred Oaks Press
  • The Hanged Man, K.D. Edwards, Pyr
  • Homesick: Stories, Nino Cipri, Dzanc Books
  • Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea: Stories, Sarah Pinsker, Small Beer Press


  • The Body of Work. John Rechy’s Sensual Poetics, Michael Bucher, Universitätsverlag Winter GmbH


  • Shine of the Ever, Claire Rudy Foster, Interlude Press


  • Original Plumbing: Ten Years of Trans Male Culture, edited by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos, The Feminist Press
  • Theorizing Transgender Identity for Clinical Practice: A New Model for Understanding Gender, S.J. Langer, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices, Kevin Manders and Elizabeth Marston, North Atlantic Books
  • Transgender Cinema, Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Rutgers University Press


  • Hymnswitch, Ali Blythe, Goose Lane Editions
  • I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me?, Nolan Natasha, Invisible Publishing
  • Luxury, Blue Lace, S. Brook Corfman, Autumn House Press