Shut Up You’re Pretty, a collection of linked short stories by Téa Mutonji, won the most recent Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

The Publishing Triangle is now accepting nominations for its 2020 fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and trans/GV awards, given for books published between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

We will present eight awards to LGBTQ authors: the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement; the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction; the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry; the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction; the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature; and the Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award. The Ferro-Grumley Literary Awards Foundation presents its annual prize for LGBTQ fiction in conjunction with our awards ceremony, so you can submit candidates for that award as well.

All of these literary prizes include honorariums: $3000 for the Whitehead award; $1500 for the Berzon award; and $1000 each for White debut fiction, Ferro-Grumley fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and trans/GV.

Overall instructions, as well as guidelines for individual awards, are here.

The deadline for submissions is December 7, 2020, and there is a submission fee of $40 per title.

A short-list of finalists will be announced in March 2021.

Because of Covid-19 and the developing situation, no decision has been made yet about having an in-person awards ceremony (we will advise), but winners will be announced in the second half of April 2021 or early May.

If you have questions, please write awards@publishingtriangle.org