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.]