Awards Submission Form


Submission Process

IMPORTANT: Please read the Awards Guidelines carefully. The person submitting the form is entirely responsible for the accuracy of the information provided, so please check your work carefully

  1. FILL OUT THE FORM below for each book you are submitting for consideration.
  2. PAY THE SUBMISSION FEE of $50 per book ($45 per book for publishers submitting 11 or more books) within 30 days of submitting your entry.
    • Pay via our online payment system, or
    • Pay with a check made out to “Lambda Literary Foundation” and include the book’s title in the MEMO field. Send the check to the address below.
  3. SEND 4 PRINT COPIES of each submitted book to Lambda Literary at the address below by December 1st, 2018. We strongly encourage sending your books early.
    • Authors/publishers of books released in December must email the Awards Manager at to request an extension.
    • Bound galleys or bound manuscripts of books published in late December, may be accepted in lieu of finished copies of the book. For Drama submissions, bound manuscripts of plays that have received a full production run of at least 8 consecutive shows in 2018 may also be accepted.
  4. EMAIL 1 PDF COPY (if available) to by December 1st, 2018.

Lambda Literary Foundation

811 W. 7th St, 12th floor

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Please note: At this time, we require print copies of all submissions.

Lambda Literary is a 501(C)3 nonprofit recognized by the federal government. W-9 is available (please request).

Submissions are currently closed. Please check back after September 5th.

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