Books

Lambda Literary Award for Emerging Writers Now Open With New Cash Prize

Lambda Literary announced today that they are accepting applications for the 2018 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. The Judith A. Markowitz Award honors LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Two Emerging LGBTQ Writer prizes will be presented, each with a cash prize of $1,000. Applicants to this prize may be self-nominated or nominated by another member(…)

New from Rutgers University Press: ‘A Queerly Joyful Noise’

New from Rutgers University Press, A Queerly Joyful Noise examines how choral singing can be both personally transformative and politically impactful. As they blend their different voices to create something beautiful, LGBTIQ singers stand together and make themselves heard. Comparing queer choral performances to the uses of group singing within the civil rights and labor(…)

29th Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced

Lambda Literary, the nation’s leading organization advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) literature, announced the winners of the 29th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (the “Lammys”) at a ceremony hosted by multi-genre artist Justin Vivian Bond at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. The ceremony brought together attendees, sponsors, and(…)

School Pulls Book About Gender Non-Conforming Kid After Backlash

A pair of children’s authors is firing back after a North Carolina school district scrapped plans to incorporate their book about a gender non-conforming boy into its anti-bullying curriculum. Charlotte-Mecklenburg school administrators had been planning to use Jacob’s New Dress, about a young boy who likes to wear dresses, in first-grade classes as part of Child Abuse(…)