The Lammys are The Lambda Literary Foundation's annual awards to recognize the best LGBT literature from the past year.
Two dueling opinion pieces at advocate.com have recently debated the Lammy Awards. On the one hand, writer, editor and publisher of Lethe Press Steve Berman talked about problems with the awards and how the selection process works. And on the other, Tony Valenzuela (the Lambda Literary Foundation's executive director) countered with his take on the process' integrity and the continuing importance of the Lammy awards.
It's worth noting that Steve Berman has Lethe titles submitted so far in six Lammy categories for the 2013 awards, which confirms what isn't up for debate:
The Lammy Awards are significant and increasingly important as publishing changes and we all try to find the best LGBT books out there.
Check out the Lammy guidelines and submission details here at Lambda Literary's website.
Note: December 1, 2012 is the deadline to have your 2012 book considered! (And if your book is being released in December, they have a way to accommodate that.)
Here's the list as of last week of the books submitted in the LGBT Children’s/Young Adult category:
Andy Squared, Jennifer Lavoie, Bold Strokes Books
Between You & Me, Marisa Calin, Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Boys of Summer, Steve Berman, ed., Bold Strokes Books
Confessions of a Teenage Hermaphrodite, Lianne Simon, Faie Miss Press
Fangs and Stilettos, Anthony DiFiore, inGroup Press
In Stone: A Grotesque Faerie Tale, Jeremy Jordan King, Bold Strokes Books
Kiss the Morning Star, Elissa Janine Hoole, Amazon Children’s Publishing
email@example.com, KE Payne, Bold Strokes Books
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, emily m. danforth, Balzer + Bray
Northern Lights, James Matthew Green, Create Space
October Mourning: A Song For Matthew Shepard, Lesléa Newman, Candlewick Press
OMGqueer, eds. Radclyffe and Katherine E. Lynch, PhD., Bold Strokes Books
Personal Effects, E.M. Kokie, Candlewick Press
The Prospect, Jason Glaser, Darby Creek
Sara, Greg Herren, Bold Strokes Books
Secret of Othello: A Fisher Key Adventure, Sam Cameron, Bold Strokes Books
Silhouette of a Sparrow, Molly Beth Griffin, Milkweed Editions
Starting from Here, Lisa Jenn Bigelow, Amazon Children’s Publishing
Street Dreams, Tama Wise, Bold Strokes Books
Timothy, Greg Herren, Bold Strokes Books
Way to Go, Tom Ryan, Orca Book Publishers
The You Know Who Girls: Freshman Year, Annameekee Hesik, Bold Strokes Books
Sounds like a great reading list!