This morning, the finalists for the LGBT-focused Lambda Literary Awards “ or the Lammys “ were announced. A total of 462 books were nominated (about 10% more than last year), and 112 finalists have been chosen in 23 different categories, ranging from LGBT anthologies to gay and lesbian erotica. And for the first time in the awards’ 22-year history, the category for bisexual books has been divided into two separate categories: bisexual fiction and bisexual non-fiction.
Among the finalists were four Canadian titles:
- LGBT SF/Fantasy/Horror: Fist of the Spider Woman, by Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp Press)
- Gay Erotica: I Like It Like That: True Tales of Gay Desire, edited by Richard Labonté & Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
- Transgender: The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You, by S. Bear Bergman (Arsenal Pulp Press)
- Lesbian Fiction: This One’s Going to Last Forever, by Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)
Winners will be announced in New York City on May 27.