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Literary Awards

American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Book Awards
The American Library Association has been awarding book awards to the best of gay fiction and non-fiction since 1971. This is the oldest, longest running gay & lesbian book award.

Ben Franklin Awards
This awards is given for the best gay & lesbian book by an independent publisher. The awards are sponsored by The Publisher's Marketing Association.

Firecracker Literary Awards
These awards began in 1996 by independent publishers to celebrate and publicize the best of independent publishing. Lots of GLBT books have won this awards.

KarMel Scholarship
Two awards given to student writings & artistic creations dealing with gay, lesbian and/or bisexual issues.

Lambda Literary Awards
The Lambda Literary Foundation has been presenting awards (affectionately known as Lammys) for the best in a wide variety of categories since 1988.

The Publishing Triangle's Triangle Awards
The Publishing Triangle is formed of book publishers.  They sponsor two annual awards: The Ferro-Grumley Award for the best gay & lesbian fiction, and the Judy Grahn-Randy Shilts award for the best works for gay & lesbian nonfiction.

Award-Winning Gay & Lesbian Authors
A cross listing of authors who have won literary awards, compiled by librarians Cal Gough and Ellen Greenblatt.

Book Review Sources

Literary Organizations

National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association (NLGJA)
Organization that works from within the news industry to foster fair and accurate coverage of lesbian and gay issues and opposes newsroom bias against lesbians, gay men and all other minorities.

The Lavender Salon Reader
Like to read? Want to talk about books? Use the Lavender Salon Reader to find a book club, learn more about your favorite gay author, check out what else the publisher publishes, and find a bookstore that will carry your type of literature.

Q*ink! Is an online community of lbgt writers & our friends. We share tips, calls for submissions, member announcements, and have a good time in the process.



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