Why More Authors Should Support Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" Campaign

Last week, memoirist Dan Savage launched a video channel on YouTube to support teens struggling with bullies and suicide. In only a few days, the campaign has gone viral with celebrities like Zachary Quinto, Jake Shears, and Kathy Griffin sharing their stories of solace and encouragement…. read more

Journey Down the Rainbow

When I was first asked to write about GLBT topics in Young Adult fiction for Lambda, I was thrilled.  I love YA fiction, and books with queer themes or characters have always appealed to me.  I’d been an editor with Little, Brown Books for Young Readers for over 3 years, and being currently unemployed, this… read more

'Ash' and 'Palimpsest' finalists for Mythopoeic Award

The finalists for the this year’s Mythopoeic Awards have been announced. The fiction categories include two friends of Lambda. Lambda Award winner Palimpsest (Cat Valente) is a finalist for adult, and Lammy finalist Ash (Malinda Lo) is a finalist for Young Adult…. read more

'Ash' by Malinda Lo

Lambda Award Finalist Malinda Lo’s Ash isn’t just a lesbian love story, a faerie tale or even only a retelling of the Cinderella tale; it’s a delicious blend of these genres that combines them in unexpected ways. There is much to praise in the way Lo stitches together these different narrative projects. Lo’s sexy and… read more

Lammy Finalists Reading in SF [UPDATE]

Lambda Literary has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. All readings are free and open to the public. April 13 – Hormel Center, San Francisco Public Library 5:00 pm – Reception 6:00 pm – Reading (in the Latino-Hispanic Room) Featuring: Elana Dykewomon, Patrick Letellier,… read more

What do LGBTQ Teens Want? [UPDATE]

From author Malinda Lo, to publisher Arthur A. Levine, to librarian Arla Jones, eight Young Adult Lit experts give us 8 trends to look for in LGBTQ Teen Fiction. The results show a slight evolution in the way American teens are reading from how they consume their texts (download anyone?) to Vampire fatigue (shh, don’t tell… read more

Book Buzz: Jan 2010

News and noteworthy tidbits from the LGBT writing and publishing community…. read more