Thursday, November 1, 2012

Will Your Book Be Considered For The 2013 Lambda Literary Awards? You have one month to submit it!

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 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, 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!



Jenn Reese said...

Great post, Lee! I just wanted to point out that books can be submitted by authors and editors, not just publishers, so the presence of Lethe Press books on the current submissions list doesn't necessarily mean that Steve Berman submitted any.

Isn't is a fabulous list so far, though? I couldn't be more excited about this year's awards.


Steve Berman said...


I have not submitted any of the Lethe titles--the choice is on the part of the authors. I'm not going to submit any that I edited because LLF refuses to address the category inequality issue.