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“Reading powerful stories about ourselves is important, and Lambda Literary’s commitment to supporting LGBT artists and writers is vital.” –Kate Clinton, Pioneer Award Recipient and author of I Told You So


Lambda Literary is the leading national nonprofit for LGBTQ readers, writers, publishers, librarians, booksellers, and the entire LGBTQ literary community.  Your membership contributions help to sustain our programs: the Lambda Literary Awards, the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, LGBTQ Writers in Schools, Lambda LitFest, and The Lambda Literary Review, the premier online destination for LGBTQ literature.


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“The Lambda Literary Foundation rocks.  Period.  For readers, for writers, for everyone: now more than ever.”
–Stacey D’Erasmo, Lammy-Award winning author of A Seahorse Year


Membership Levels

Friend: $50 to $249

Acknowledgement on our website,

Reader: $250 to $499

All previous benefits plus a Lambda Literary fridge magnet and bookmark.

Reviewer: $500 to $999

All previous benefits plus an autographed copy of an LGBT title.

Writer: $1,000 to $2,499

All previous benefits plus invitations to special events and receptions, listing in the Lambda Literary Awards program journal and two tickets to Lambda Literary Awards ceremony.

Editor: $2,500 to $4,999

All previous benefits plus special named gift and sponsorship opportunities and four tickets to Lambda Literary Awards ceremony.

Agent: $5,000 to $9,999

All previous benefits plus special recognition in our e-newsletter.

Publisher: $10,000 and above

All previous benefits plus special recognition at the Lambda Literary Awards.


“If every gay writer joined Lambda Literary maybe we could at last have a powerful organization that would fight for the oh so many things we need in this homophobic world.”
–Larry Kramer, Pioneer Award Recipient (2010)


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“Lambda Literary is the sole organization in the world dedicated to promoting and honoring GLBT literature. Our fiction and poetry, like serious writing everywhere, is in danger of being silenced through censorship, internet plagiarism, the closing of GLBT bookstores and the collapse of public education.  It’s a general problem exacerbated by the special problems facing the gay community.  Fight back in the only way available: join Lambda Literary today!”
–Edmund White, Visionary Award Recipient (2018)