2023 Lambda Literary Awards

The winners of the 2023 Lambda Literary Awards were announced on June 9.

The winner in the sff category is listed below, as are two other winners of genre interest. The complete list of Lammy winners is here.

LGBTQ SPECULATIVE FICTION

  • The Wicked and the Willing by Lianyu Tan (Shattered Scepter Press)

BISEXUAL FICTION

  • Reluctant Immortals by Gwendolyn Kiste (S&S / Saga Press)

LGBTQ+ STUDIES

  • Keeping It Unreal: Black Queer Fantasy and Superhero Comics by Darieck Scott (NYU Press)

2023 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The shortlists for the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards were announced March 16. Finalists in 25 categories were selected by a panel of over 65 literary professionals from more than 1,350 book submissions. The winners will be revealed in a virtual ceremony on June 9.

The works in the sff category are listed below. The complete roster of finalists is here.

LGBTQ+ SPECULATIVE FICTION

  • Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean, Tor Books
  • Into the Riverlands by Nghi Vo, Tordotcom Publishing
  • The Circus Infinite by Khan Wong, Angry Robot Books
  • The Paradox Hotel by Rob Hart, Ballantine
  • The Wicked and the Willing by Lianyu Tan, Shattered Scepter Press

2022 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The shortlists for the 2022 Lambda Literary Awards were announced March 15. Finalists in 24 categories were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 2,300 book submissions. The winners will be revealed in a virtual ceremony on June 11.

The works in the sff category are listed below. The complete roster of finalists is here.

LGBTQ SPECULATIVE FICTION

  • A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine, Tor Books
  • Breeder by Honni van Rijswijk, Blackstone Publishing
  • No Gods, No Monsters by Cadwell Turnbull, Blackstone Publishing
  • Phototaxis by Olivia Tapiero, translated by Kit Schluter, Nightboat Books
  • The Tensorate Series by Neon Yang,  Tordotcom Publishing

2021 Lambda Literary Awards

The winners of the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced in an online ceremony on June 1. The winners in 24 categories were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals.

Winners of genre interest are listed below. The complete list of winners is here.

LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, Julian K. Jarboe, (Lethe Press)

LGBTQ Comics

  • Apsara Engine, Bishakh Som (Feminist)

LGBTQ Anthology

  • Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp)

Gay Romance

  • The Ghost and Charlie Muir, Felice Stevens (self-published)

2021 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The shortlists for the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced March 15. These finalists in 24 categories were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers.

The winners will be revealed during the virtual 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony to be held on June 1.

Shortlisted works of genre interest are listed below. The complete roster of finalists is here.

LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse, (Gallery / Saga Press)
  • Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel, Julian K. Jarboe, (Lethe Press)
  • The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water, Zen Cho, (Tordotcom Publishing)
  • The Silence of the Wilting Skin, Tlotlo Tsamaase, (Pink Narcissus Press)
  • Subcutanean, Aaron A. Reed, (Self-published)

Works of genre interest in other categories include:

Gay Fiction

  • This Town Sleeps, Dennis E. Staples (Counterpoint)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Bestiary, K-Ming Chang (One World)

Transgender Fiction

  • Finna, Nino Cipri (Tordotcom)
  • The Seep, Chana Porter (Soho)
  • Trans-Galactic Bike Ride: Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories of Transgender and Nonbinary Adventurers, Lydia Rogue (Microcosm)

Gay Romance

  • The Ghost and Charlie Muir, Felice Stevens (self-published)

LGBTQ Anthology

  • Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction, Joshua Whitehead (Arsenal Pulp)

LGBTQ Children’s/Middle Grade 

  • The Deep & Dark Blue, Niki Smith (Little, Brown)

LGBTQ Comics

  • Apsara Engine, Bishakh Som (Feminist)
  • SFSX (Safe Sex), Vol. 1: Protection, Tina Horn, Michael Dowling, Alejandra Gutiérrez & Jen Hickman (Image)

2020 Lambda Literary Awards

The 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Award (“Lammys”) winners were announced online June 1.

The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. The winners were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers.

The winners of genre interest are reported below. See the winners in all 24 categories at the link.

LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • The Deep, Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes, Gallery / Saga Press

LGBTQ Comics

  • Cannonball, Kelsey Wroten, Uncivilized Books

LGBTQ Nonfiction

  • In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press

In addition, three special honors were awarded:

Visionary Award

Honors those who, through their achievement and passionate commitment to writing have contributed positively and tangibly to the LGBTQ community.

  • Jane Wagner

Trustee Award

Given annually to an extraordinary individual who has broken new ground in the field of LGBTQ literature and culture.

  • Jericho Brown

Publishing Professional Award

Honors a distinguished individual in the community whose innovative work in the publishing industry promotes and promulgates LGBTQ literature.

  • Brian Lam

2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists

The finalsts for the 32nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards were announced March 10. The finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals from more than 1,000 book submissions from over 300 publishers.

The winners will be announced June 8 in New York City

See the finalists in all 24 categories at the link.

LGBTQ Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Marlon James, Riverhead Books
  • The Deep, Rivers Solomon, Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes, Gallery / Saga Press
  • False Bingo, Jac Jemc, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • The Priory of the Orange Tree, Samantha Shannon, Bloomsbury Publishing
  • The Rampant, Julie C. Day, Aqueduct Press
  • A Spectral Hue, Craig Laurance Gidney, Word Horde
  • Stories to Sing in the Dark, Matthew Bright, Lethe Press
  • Wake, Siren, Nina MacLaughlin, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Other categories with many works of genre interest, plus individual nominees of interest, include —

Transgender Fiction

  • The Beatrix Gates, Rachel Pollack, PM Press
  • Honey Walls, Bones McKay, McKay & Gray Publications
  • Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian), Hazel Jane Plante, Metonymy Press
  • Poet, Prophet, Fox: The Tale of Sinnach the Seer, M.Z. McDonnell, Self-published
  • The Trans Space Octopus Congregation, Bogi Takács, Lethe Press

LGBTQ Comics

  • Are You Listening?, Tillie Walden, First Second
  • Cannonball, Kelsey Wroten, Uncivilized Books
  • Death Threat, Vivek Shraya, illustrated by Ness Lee, Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Is This How You See Me?, Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics Books
  • Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me, Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero O’Connell, First Second

LGBTQ Nonfiction

  • In the Dream House, Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press

LGBTQ Studies

  • Queer Times, Black Futures, Kara Keeling, New York University Press

Lesbian Mystery

  • The Hound of Justice, Claire O’Dell, Harper Voyager

2019 Lambda Literary Awards

The 31st Annual Lambda Literary Award (“Lammys”) winners were announced at a ceremony held June 3 in New York.

The awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing.

The winners of categories which had nominees of genre interest are reported below. The results in all 24 categories were livetweeted here.

LGBTQ Anthology 

LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult 

LGBTQ SF/F/Horror

Lesbian Mystery

2019 Lambda Literary Awards Nominees

The 31st Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists (“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 3.

This year’s finalist were selected by a panel of more than 60 literary professionals from over 1,000 book submissions by over 300 publishers.

The categories with nominees of genre interest are reported below. The full list of 24 categories is here.

LGBTQ Anthology 

LGBTQ Children’s/Young Adult 

LGBTQ SF/F/Horror

Lesbian Mystery