Lambda Literary Finalists

I’m just a few pages away from finishing an awesome gay and lesbian anthology that I’ll be sharing with you, but until then I wanted to share some important Lesbrary news: the finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards have been released!

Here are some of the queer women highlights:

Lesbian Debut Fiction

  • The Creamsickle, by Rhiannon Argo (Spinsters Ink)
  • The Bigness of the World, by Lori Ostlund (University of Georgia Press)
  • Land Beyond Maps, by Maida Tilchen (Savvy Press)
  • More of This World or Maybe Another, by Barb Johnson (Harper Perennial)
  • Verge, by Z Egloff (Bywater Books)

Lesbian Fiction

  • Dismantled, by Jennifer McMahon (HarperCollins)
  • A Field Guide to Deception, by Jill Malone (Bywater Books)
  • Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory, by Emma Pérez (University of Texas Press)
  • Risk, by Elana Dykewomon (Bywater Books)
  • This One’s Going to Last Forever, by Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)

But check out the full list here; there’s lots more, including Lesbian Mystery, Poetry, Erotica, and Memoirs, and lots of general LGBT categories with lesbian and bisexual women content.

Have you read any of the finalists? Are there any you’re rooting for?

Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve read any (well, maybe one, but I won’t mention it because I wasn’t a big fan). Oddly enough, though, I got Dismantled, one of the finalists, in for free at my store and took it home even though it didn’t really look like something I’d usually read, and what do you know, it’s a lesbian book!

The Lambda Literary Awards are a great source of finding queer fiction, I highly recommend going through the old lists of finalists and winners.

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