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Submit Books for Review

How to Submit Books for Review

Due to the large number of books we receive, we cannot guarantee that all submitted books will be reviewed. We do not respond to review status queries. 

We prefer to receive materials 3 to 4 months in advance of publication date. We will accept galleys, page proofs, or manuscripts (only one copy is necessary). Small publishers that cannot supply advance galleys may submit finished books, but these should be sent as early as possible with the words “In lieu of galleys” and the publication date affixed to the cover. We generally avoid reviewing books later than date of publication, though we do make exceptions for previous Lambda Award finalists and winners.

REGARDING REVIEW COPIES: The COVID-19 pandemic requires that the Lambda Literary editorial team move to remote work wherever possible. Moving forward, please email electronic review copies to [email protected]

Mailing Address for Review Copies 

Lambda Literary
P.O. Box 20186
New York, NY 10014

Include with your submission a cover letter that provides:

  • A brief description of the book, its intended audience, and information on the author’s background.
  • Author, title; name, address, and telephone number of publisher; date of publication; price; number of pages; and ISBN and LC numbers, if available.
  • Please indicate whether any illustrations, an index, or bibliography will be included.

Questions? Email William Johnson at [email protected]

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