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 of the community.
By emergent writer, Lambda Literary means those who have published at least one but no more than two books of fiction, nonfiction or poetry. Last year’s winners were H Melt & Victor Yates.
Lambda Literary will be accepting applications for this prize until midnight Feb. 23.
Lambda Literary also announced a brand new prize this year:
The Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian Nonfiction
Lambda Literary’s Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian Nonfiction, in memory of the beloved activist and author, honors lesbian and lesbian-identified queer authors. The award will go to a writer committed to nonfiction work that captures the depth and complexity of lesbian life, culture and/or history. The winner of the prize will have published at least one book and show promise in continuing to produce ground breaking and challenging work. The award includes a cash prize of $2,500. Please read the guidelines thoroughly and submit here.