Submissions for our brand new cash prize, The Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, and for The Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers are closing in 1 week! Apply apply apply! Get your friends, lovers and much-admired colleagues to apply as well.

The Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction

Lambda Literary’s Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction, in memory of the beloved activist and author, honors lesbian/queer-identified women and trans/gender non-conforming nonfiction authors. The award will go to a writer committed to nonfiction work that captures the depth and complexity of lesbian/queer life, culture and/or history. The winner of the prize will have published at least one book and show promise in continuing to produce ground breaking and challenging work. The award includes a cash prize of $2,500. Submit here!

Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers

The Judith A. Markowitz Award honors LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Two Emerging LGBTQ Writer prizes will be presented, each with a cash prize of $1000. By emergent writer, we mean those who have published at least one but no more than two books of fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Last year’s winners were H Melt & Victor Yates. Submit here!

Applicants to both prizes may be self-nominated or nominated by another member of the community. We will be accepting applications for the Markowitz Award until midnight February 23rd, 2018. We will be extending the deadline for the Córdova Prize until midnight March 9th, 2018.

Please read the application forms thoroughly before applying, even if you have applied before, as we have updated our applications for the current year. And of course, please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries: awards [at] lambdaliterary [dot] org.


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