Lambda Literary Awards Winners at JMRL

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Founded in 1989, the Lambda Literary Awards are given each year to a variety of books of literary merit that include gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender themes. The categories for award-winners are split by audience, genre, and the subdivision of the LGBT acronym predominantly depicted in the work.

This list is not comprehensive; only the titles held by JMRL are given. The entire list may be browsed here.

Gay General Fiction

Lesbian General Fiction

  • Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn (2020)

LGBT Debut Fiction

Gay Men's Debut Fiction

Lesbian Debut Fiction

Bisexual Fiction

Bisexual Nonfiction


LGBT Nonfiction

Gay Poetry

Lesbian Poetry

LGBT Graphic Novel

LGBT Childrens/YA

  • Full Spectrum edited by David Levithan and Billy Merrell (2007)

Gay Memoir/Biography

Gay Men's Small Press Book Award

Lesbian Memoir/Biography

Gay Mystery

Lesbian Mystery

LGBT Fiction Anthology

LGBT Drama

LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • The Deep by Rivers Solomon with Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, and Jonathan Snipes

LGBT Studies



  • Fraud by David Rakoff (2002)



Lesbian Nonfiction