The Publishing Triangle opens for nominations (deadline Monday, December 11) for its Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Trans/Gender-Variant, and Children’s/Young Adult awards given for books published between January 1 and December 31, 2023.
We will present nine open awards to LGBTQ+ authors:
- 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 Leslie Feinberg Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature
- The Joseph Hansen Award for LGBTQ Crime Writing
- NEW Jacqueline Woodson Award for LGBTQ+ Children’s/YA Literature
- The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ+ Fiction: 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.
In addition we will present The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement; The Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award; The Michele Karlsberg Leadership Award and The Publishing Triangle Torchbearer Award.
All of these literary prizes include honorariums: $1,000 for each of the nine open awards; $3,000 for The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement; $1,500 for The Betty Berzon Emerging Writer Award; $500 for The Michele Karlsberg Leadership Award; and $1,000 for The Publishing Triangle Torchbearer Award.
The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement, which is among the highest-paying awards in LGBTQ+ letters, does not have a formal submission process. The awards committee and the Whitehead judges compile a list of candidates.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, December 11, 2023. There is a submission fee of $40 per title per category, or $40 per Berzon submission. Please visit the submissions page and click on award for guidelines.
A short-list of finalists will be announced in March 2024.
We hope to see you at our next awards ceremony in April 2024 to be hosted again by Emanuel Xavier where winners will be announced.
If you have questions, please write [email protected].