2017 Lambda Award Nominees

The nominees for the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) have been announced. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 12.

The categories with nominees of genre interest are reported below. The full list is here.

LGBTQ Children‘s/Young Adult

  • Beast, Brie Spangler, Alfred A. Knopf [Called a “reimagining of Beauty and the Beast”]
  • Girl Mans Up, M.E. Girard, Harper Teen
  • Gravity, Juliann Rich, Bold Stroke Books
  • Highly Illogical BehaviorJohn Corey Whaley, Dial Books [Includes Star Trek references, though story is probably not sff]
  • Not Your Sidekick, C.B. Lee, Duet [Set hundreds of years in the future, where disappointingly not everything has changed.]
  • Our Chemical Hearts, Krystal Sutherland, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Symptoms of Being Human, Jeff Garvin, Balzer + Bray
  • The Midnight Star, Marie Lu, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers [Finale of the Young Elites trilogy]

LGBTQ SF/F/Horror

  • All Good Children, Dayna Ingram, Lethe Press
  • The Devourers, Indra Das, Del Rey
  • Irish Black, David Lennon, Blue Spike Publishing
  • Kissing Booth Girl, A.C. Wise, Lethe Press
  • Lily, Michael Thomas Ford, illustrated by Staven Andersen, Lethe Press
  • A Little Queermas Carol, Sassafras Lowrey, PoMo Freakshow
  • Style of Attack Report, By Ras Mashramani, Rasheedah Phillips, Alex Smith, and M. Eighteen Téllez, Metropolarity
  • Will Do Magic for Small ChangeAndrea Hairston, Aqueduct Press

2016 Lammy Award Winners

Lambda-MedalThe winners of the 2016 Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) were announced June 6 at a ceremony in New York. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing.

The winners of genre interest are reported below. The full list is here.

LGBT SF/F/Horror

  • The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan, Crown Publishers

LGBT Anthology

  • Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology, Sfé R. Monster (Editor) & Taneka Stotts (Assistant Editor), Beyond Press

Transgender Fiction

  • Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners, Roz Kaveney, Team Anjelica Publishing

(Roz Kaveney is well-known in fandom; the book is not sf/f.)

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]

28th Annual Lambda Nominees

Lambda-MedalThe nominees for the 28th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (“Lammys”) have been announced. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be revealed on June 6.

The categories with nominees of genre interest (at least, the ones I recognized) are reported below. The full list is here.

LGBT SF/F/Horror

  • The Boys on the Mountain, John Inman, DSP Publications
  • The Caphenon (Chronicles of Alsea – Book #1), Fletcher DeLancey, Ylva Publishing
  • Down, Ally Blue, Riptide Publishing
  • The Glittering World, Robert Levy, Gallery Books
  • The Gracekeepers, Kirsty Logan, Crown Publishers
  • Minotaur, J.A. Rock, Riptide Publishing
  • Sacrati, Kate Sherwood, Riptide Publishing
  • Wonder City Stories, Jude McLaughlin, Createspace

LGBT Anthology

  • Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comic Anthology, Sfé R. Monster (Editor) & Taneka Stotts (Assistant Editor), Beyond Press
  • Glitter and Grit: Queer Performance from the Heels on Wheels Femme Galaxy, Edited by Damien Luxe, Heather M. Ács, Sabina Ibarrola, Publication Studio
  • Memories of the Revolution, Holly Hughes, Carmelita Tropicana, and Jill Dolan, Editors, University of Michigan Press
  • Out of the Closet, Into the Archives: Researching Sexual Histories, Amy L. Stone and Jaime Cantrell, SUNY Press
  • A Pride of Poppies: Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War, Julie Bozza (editor), Manifold Press
  • Soy Lesbiana y Que! Out Latina Lesbians, Nívea Castro with Geny Cabral, Sinister Wisdom
  • Speak My Language, and Other Stories: An Anthology of Gay Fiction, Edited by Torsten Højer, Little, Brown Book Group/Robinson
  • Videogames for Humans: Twine Authors in Conversation, Merritt Kopas, Instar Books

Transgender Fiction

  • Defiant, Michael Scott Monje, Jr., Autonomous Press
  • Lost Boi, Sassafras Lowry, Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Tiny Pieces of Skull, or a Lesson in Manners, Roz Kaveny, Team Anjelica Publishing

(Roz Kaveny is well-known in fandom; the book is not sf/f.)

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]

2015 Lambda Literary Awards Shortlist

Finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards were announced March 4. Now in their 27th year, the awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2014. Winners will be announced June 1.

The category of particular interest to followers of the sf/fantasy genre is —

LGBT SF/F/HORROR

  • Afterparty, Daryl Gregory, Tor Books
  • Bitter Waters, Chaz Brenchley, Lethe Press
  • Butcher’s Road, Lee Thomas, Lethe Press
  • Child of a Hidden Sea, A. M. Dellamonica, Tor Books
  • Full Fathom Five, Max Gladstone, Tor Books
  • FutureDyke, Lea Daley, Bella Books
  • Skin Deep Magic, Craig Laurance Gidney, Rebel Satori Press

[Via SF Site News]

Griffith Honored by Lambda Literary Foundation

The Lambda Literary Foundation has announced that the James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize winners are Nicola Griffith and Trebor Healey, who will each receive $5,000.

Griffith is a Westercon 66 GoH.

Griffith and Healey will be honored along with winners of the Lambda Literary Awards — including one from the LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror category — at a ceremony June 3 in New York City. The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing.

[Thanks to Michael J. Walsh for the story.]

Lambda Literary Awards Shortlist

Finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards were announced March 6. Now in their 25th year, the awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2012. Winners will be announced June 3.

Lambda Literary Foundation set a new record in 2013 for both the number of LGBT books submitted for Lammy consideration, 687, and the number of publishers participating, 332. The previous record, set just last year, was 600 titles by over 250 publishers.

Categories of particular interest to followers of sf/fantasy genre are —

         Transgender Fiction
1.      Being Emily, Rachel Gold, Bella Books
2.      The Collection: Short Fiction From The Transgender Vanguard, Edited by Tom Léger and   Riley MacLeod, Topside Press
3.      Dialectic of the Flesh, Roz Kaveney, A Midsummer Night’s Press
4.      First Spring Grass Fire, Rae Spoon, Arsenal Pulp Press
5.      Offspring, Michael Quadland, Red Hen Press

          LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
1.      Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Brit Mandelo, Lethe Press
2.      Chocolatiers of the High Winds: A Gay Steampunk Romance, H.B. Kurtzwilde, Clasp Editions; An Imprint of Circlet Press
3.      Green Thumb, Tom Cardamone, Lethe Press
4.      Heiresses of Russ 2012: the Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction, Connie Wilkins and Steve Berman, Lethe Press
5.      In the Now, Kelly Sinclair, Blue Feather Books
6.      Night Shadows: Queer Horror, Greg Herren and J.M. Redmann, eds., Bold Strokes Books
7.      The Survivors, Sean Eads, Lethe Press

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]