Current Submissions

Last updated: September 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.  

The following books have been submitted for consideration for the 31st Annual Lambda Literary Awards. This list is updated weekly. Contact awards@lambdaliterary.org with questions or corrections.

Bisexual: FictionNonfiction, Poetry
Gay: FictionMemoir/BiographyMysteryPoetryRomance
Lesbian: FictionMemoir/BiographyMysteryPoetryRomance
LGBT: AnthologyChildrens/YADrama, Erotica, Graphic NovelsNonfictionSF/F/HorrorStudies
Transgender: FictionNonfiction, Poetry

BISEXUAL FICTION

BISEXUAL NONFICTION

BISEXUAL POETRY

  • Bhopal DanceJennifer Natalya Fink, University of Alabama Press/FC2

  • In the Quiet Season and Other StoriesMartha Amore, University of Alaska Press

  • The Origin of DoubtNathan Alling Long, Press 53

  • Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and DesireMichael Amherst, Repeater Books

GAY FICTION

  • After the FallBrad Graber, Dark Victory Press

  • Disbanded KingdomPolis Loizou, Cloud Lodge Books

  • The Final RetreatStephen Hough, Sylph Editions
  • The Goldberg Variations: The Rites of Passage, Jonathan A. Taylor, ArnoLand Press

  • Night Soil, Dale Peck, Soho Press
  • Read by StrangersPhilip Dean Walker, Lethe Press

  • Sometimes Lovin’ is HurtfulVann Turner, Feather Books

  • Such a Lonely, Lovely RoadKagiso Lesego Molope, Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

  • How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: EssaysAlexander Chee, Mariner Books

GAY MYSTERY

  • This category is pending submissions.

GAY POETRY

  • The ResignationLonely Christopher, Roof Books

GAY ROMANCE

  • Face Your FearsBill Mathis, Rogue Phoenix Press

  • My Cocked-up LifeSara York, Sara York Books

LESBIAN FICTION

  • EdenAndrea Kleine, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ESCAPEMENT: An Exquisite Tale of Love and PassionKristen Wolf, Pixeltry

  • HousegirlMichael Donkor, Picador

  • The TreehouseRandi Triant, Sapphire Books Publishing

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

  • Agnes Martin: Pioneer, Painter, IconHenry Martin, Schaffner Press

  • First Mistake: Facing Death, Finding LifeD.J. Chang, Best Seller Publishing, LLC in association with Equity Incites Press

  • Four Years: a MemoirMartha Miller, Regal Crest

  • Hiding Out: A Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double LivesTina Alexis Allen, Dey Street Books

LESBIAN MYSTERY

  • This category is pending submissions.

LESBIAN POETRY

  • Same-Sexy MarriageJulie Marie Wade, A Midsummer Night’s Press
  • Scranton Lace, Argot Douaihy with Illustrations by Bri Hermanson, Clemson University Press

LESBIAN ROMANCE

  • After the Glitter FadesDiane Marina, Aspen Palms Press

  • Because of KatiePatty Schramm, Regal Crest Enterprises/Yellow Rose Books

  • The GoodmansClare Ashton, Breezy Tree Press

  • The PromiseClaire Highton-Stevenson, Independent Publishing

  • Queen of HeartsSheryl Wright, Bella Books

  • This TimeS.W. Andersen, S.W. Andersen Books

LGBTQ ANTHOLOGY

  • Wilde Stories 2018: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative FictionSteve Berman, Lethe Press

LGBTQ CHILDREN’S/YA

  • All is Assuredly WellProfessor M. C. Gore; Maestro Phillip Wilson; Illustrator Angela F. M. Trotter, Camille Lancaster Literary Children’s Books

  • Ánh SángBarry Brennessel, Manifold Press

  • BoomerangHelene Dunbar, Sky Pony Press

  • HirokuLaura Lascarso, Self-Published

  • Love and Lechery at Albert Academy: Pina and Katie and the Stalker of Albert HallDolores Maggiore, Sapphire Books Publishing

  • ParadormancyDavid J. Lavallee, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

  • The Summer of Jordi Perez (And the Best Burger in Los Angeles)Amy Spalding, Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press

  • The Unbinding of Mary ReadeMiriam McNamara, Skyhorse Publishing/Sky Pony Press

  • “What’s ‘Gay’?” Asked MaeBrian McNaught & Dave Woodford, Kindle Direct Publishing

LGBTQ DRAMA

  • 20TH CENTURY BLUESBy Susan Miller, Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

LGBTQ EROTICA

  • Love CaseJason Haaf, Jason Haaf

  • THCock: Stoner BoysBud Kush, Unzipped Books / Lethe Press

LGBTQ GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • Kim Reaper: Grim BeginningsSarah Graley, Oni Press

  • Part of It: Comics and ConfessionsAriel Schrag, Mariner Books

LGBTQ NONFICTION

  • Back Story Alaska – Reflections on the Wild Beauty and Characters of the Alaskan BushLance Brewer, Ingramspark

  • The Feminist Revolution: The Struggle for Women’s LiberationBonnie J. Morris and D-M Withers, Smithsonian

  • Modern HERstoryBlair Imani, Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press

LGBTQ SPECULATIVE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR

  • And God BelchedRob Rosen, MLR Press

  • Ardulum: Third DonJ.S. Fields, Ninestar Press

  • A Ferry of Bones & GoldHailey Turner, Self-Published

  • Forget the Sleepless Shore: StoriesSonya Taaffe, Lethe Press

  • Social Media CentralKevin Klehr, NineStar Press

LGBTQ STUDIES

  • The Annotated Joseph and His Friend: The Story of America’s First Gay NovelL.A. Fields, Lethe Press

  • The Homosexual and Heterosexual Identities: The Normalization of Sexual RelationshipsJohn P. DeCecco, Michael G. Shively, FourCats Press

TRANSGENDER FICTION

  • Chaser: A Jinx Ballou NovelDharma Kelleher, Pariah Press

  • The Corner Queen — La Loca de la Esquina: A Romance and A RevolutionCarlos T Mock, MD, Floricanto Press

  • Fogland PointDoug Burgess, Poisoned Pen Press

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION

  • A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them PronounsArchie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson, Oni Press / Limerence Press

TRANSGENDER POETRY

  • This category is pending submissions.