Submissions are now being sought for the 33rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards, which honors the best of LGBTQ+ literature.
Due to COVID-19, the organization has implemented an entirely digital submission process using Submittable.
Submissions are judged principally on literary merit and content relevant to LGBTQ lives. Specific guidelines must be met for each award category.
There have been two developments regarding categories. Given the significant increase in the number of LGBTQ books for younger readers, Lambda Literary split the LGBTQ Children's/YA category into two categories: LGBTQ Children's/Middle Grade and LGBTQ Young Adult.
Also, the organization expanded the mystery category to include bi, trans and queer books by creating a single LGBTQ Mystery category.
Submitted books must be published between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020. The book must also be distributed ( i.e., available in bookstores or online ) in the United States during 2020. Self-published books are eligiblebut books available only in ebook format are not eligible.
All the guidelines are at LambdaLiterary.org/guidelines-categories/.
The deadline to submit is Monday, Nov. 16. Submit items at LambdaLiteraryawards.submittable.com/submit .