William Johnson is the winner of the 2021 Publishing Triangle Leadership Award. Created in 2002, this prize recognizes contributions to LGBTQ literature by those who are not primarily writers, including editors, agents, librarian, and institutions.
We come from all types of backgrounds. We are on staff and we’re freelancers. We are editors, agents, and booksellers; we work in sub rights, publicity, sales, design, and production. Many of us are writers. We are also librarians, teachers, booksellers, and even avid readers …
The purpose of the Publishing Triangle is to further the publication of books and other materials written by LGBT authors or with LGBT themes. Founded in 1988, The Publishing Triangle works to create support and a sense of community for lesbian and gay people in the publishing industry.
The Publishing Triangle was founded in the winter of 1988–89 to bring book publishing professionals together for networking and mutual support, provide a forum for solidarity and community, and to advance the cause of an exciting and fast-emerging LGBTQ literature.