Monday, September 18, 2023

Celebrate LGBTQ+ Storytelling: Submissions Open for the 2023 Lambda Literary Awards!

Since its inception in 1989, the Lambda Literary Awards, affectionately referred to as the "Lammys," have been a steadfast celebration of outstanding LGBTQ+ storytelling. This esteemed tradition has left an indelible mark on the literary landscape, and as the 2023 award cycle unfolds, prospective entrants are invited to submit their works until November 19, 2023.

Here's what aspiring participants should take note of:

📚 Category Enhancements: A commitment to inclusivity drives the introduction of a new category: LGBTQ+ Poetry. This expansion aims to better acknowledge and honor poets representing underrepresented identities within the LGBTQ+ community.

💲 Submission Fees: To ensure equitable access, submission fees have been thoughtfully revised. For those affiliated with Big 4 publishing houses and large universities, the fee stands at $115.00 USD. Smaller publishing houses and independently published authors will find their fees set at $65 for 1-10 titles and a reduced fee of $55 for over 10 titles.

📝 Getting Started: For individuals eager to partake in this remarkable tradition, thorough perusal of the complete submission guidelines and a visit to the Awards FAQ page are essential steps as they prepare and finalize their submissions.

The Lambda Literary Awards invite all talented writers and storytellers to seize this opportunity and contribute to the celebration of LGBTQ+ literature. By submitting their work, they play a vital role in upholding and amplifying these essential voices in the world of storytelling.