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Lambda Literary Awards Finalists & Winners

For over 30 years, the Lambda Literary Awards have recognized the best LGBTQ books published in a given year across dozens of categories.

Below is a directory of all previous Lammy finalists and winners dating back to 1988. You can search by a title or author, and filter by the drop-down fields.

Note that each year’s Lambda Literary Awards celebrates books published between January 1 and December 31 of the previous year. For example, books from the 2020 Lammys will show a publication year of 2019 in this table.

Publication Year
Book Title
Author Name
Award Status
Doc and Fluff
Pat Califia
Mighty Good Road
Melissa Scott
Lynda Lyons
Karen Marie Christa Minns
Louise Rafkin (editor)
Making Face/Making Soul
Gloria Anzaldua
Black Women’s Health Book
Evelyn C. White
BevJo, Linda Strega & Ruston
Staying Power
Susan Johnson
The Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans: and Other Stories
Johnny Valentine, Lynette Schmidt (illustrator)
Gloria Goes to Gay Pride
Leslea Newman, Russell Crocker (illustrator)
How Would You Feel if Your Dad Was Gay?
Ann Heron and Meredith Maran, Kris Kovick (illustrator)
Karla Jay & Joanne Glasgow (editors)
Speaking Four Ourselves
Irene Zahava (editor)
Cherry Muhanji
Vickie Sears
Take Me to the Underground
Renee Hansen
Karen Marie Christa Minns
Voyages Out 2
Julie Blackwomon & Nona Caspers
Out of Time
Paula Martinac
Don Juan In the Village
Jane DeLynn
Incidents Involving Mirth
Anna Livia
Melanie Kay/Kantrowitz
People In Trouble
Sarah Schulman
Gaudi Afternoon
Barbara Wilson
Ninth Life
Lauren Wright Douglas
A Captive In Time
Sarah Dreher
Claire McNab
Camarin Grae
The Safe Sea of Women
Bonnie Zimmerman
Ceremonies of the Heart
Becky Butler
Marcia Freedman
Special Deliveries
James Broughton
Mercedes Lackey
Toby Johnson
Alternate Casts
Marsh Cassady
Storm Constantine
The Gift
Scott Edelman
Daddy’s Roommate
Michael Willhoite
Gays In Uniform
Kate Dyer
Hard Plays/Stiff Parts
Robert Chesley
Jack Fritscher
Stuart Timmons
Alison Bechdel
Meatmen Vol. 8
Terry Woodrow (editor)
More Lesbian Etiquette
Gail Sausser
Stonewall Riots
Andrea Natalie
Susie Bright
Women On Women
Joan Nestle & Naomi Holoch (editors)
Lesbian Bedtime Stores 2
Terry Woodrow (editor)

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