Start the Lammy submission process here. 


Please review the guidelines before submitting.


Submitting to the Lammys is a 2-step process:

  • Step 1: Register by completing this quick form and paying the submission fee. After doing this, you'll receive an email confirmation with a link to step 2.
  • Step 2: Enter details about your book and upload the electronic file. Repeat this step for all books you're submitting.


New This Year:

  • Due to COVID-19, we have implemented an entirely digital submission process using Submittable. Please do not send physical copies of your books.
  • Given the significant increase in the volume of LGBTQ books for younger readers, we have split the LGBTQ Children’s/YA category into two categories: LGBTQ Children’s/Middle Grade and LGBTQ Young Adult.
  • We have expanded the mystery category to include bi, trans, and queer books by creating a single LGBTQ Mystery category as opposed to judging distinct lesbian and gay mystery categories.
Lambda Literary Awards