The First Virtual Lammys
In June 2021, the Lammys were presented virtually for the first time, making the event accessible to all members of our community.
The event was hosted by Lammy Award-winning novelist Rakesh Satyal and included a performance from Meshell Ndegeocello.
Special Awards & Cash Prizes
Lambda Literary hosts a number of special awards recognizing the outstanding contributions made by individuals to LGBTQ literature, culture, and community. These cash prizes are made possible by the generosity of our donors and announced at the Lammys.
- Randall Kenan Prize for Black LGBTQ Fiction
- Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction
- Judith A. Markowitz Award for Exceptional New LGBTQ Writers
- Jim Duggins, PhD Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize
- Introducing The J. Michael Samuel Prize for Emerging Writers Over 50
Submissions for Special Prize categories open in January of the award year. For the 2022 cycle, submissions will open January 14th, 2022 – February 15th, 2022. Each special prize has its own guidelines and submissions contents.
For more information, visit the Special Prizes page.
Interviews with Previous Award Winners
Check out the latest interviews with our award-winning writers.