2012 Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

The Lambda Literary Foundation announced March 20 the finalists for its 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards. The foundation had more publications to chose from this year than ever, with a record 600-plus titles nominated.

“For three consecutive years we have broken the records for both book nominees and publishers, which is extremely heartening in a time of uncertainty for the publishing industry as a whole, and LGBT publishing, in particular,” LLF Board of Trustees Co-Chair, David McConnell, says in a release.

Among those nominated is the anthology “Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme,” published by Ivan E. Coyote & Zena Sharman (Arsenal Pulp Press) and featuring a contribution from Portland’s own Belinda Carroll.

“I hope we win. I’ve always wanted to win a Lambda!” Carroll says.

Check out the other finalists in 24 categories here and send some winning woo to the Persistence contributors.