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Congratulations Canadian Lambda Finalists!

Congratmoving forward shaniulations to the sixteen Canadian authors who are finalists for Lambda Literary Awards this year!

Some Plenitude friends are on the list, too! This year’s Emerging Writer Mentorship Award mentor, Shani Mootoo, is a finalist in the transgender fiction category for Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab. Issue 3 contributor Casey Plett is also a finalist in this category for her collection A Safe Girl to Love (reviewed by Amber Dawn in Plenitude). Elisha Lim, who created the beautiful cover for Issue 2, is a finalist in the LGBT graphic novel category for 100 Crushes. And web contributor Vivek Shraya is once again a Lambda finalist, this time for his novel She of the Mountains in the bisexual fiction category.

Congratshe of the mountainsulations to the all the finalists and good luck at the awards gala in June! (I love New York in June … how about you?)

Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, Shani Mootoo, Doubleday Canada (Transgender Fiction)

She of the Mountains, Vivek Shraya; Raymond Biesinger, illus., Arsenal Pulp Press (Bisexual Fiction)

Under Bright Lights: Gay Manila and the Global Scene, Bobby Benedicto, University of Minnesota Press (LGBT Studies)

Charity & Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, Rachel Hope Cleves, Oxford University Press (LGBT Studies)

Child of a Hidden Sea, A. M. Dellamonica, Tor Books (LGBT Science-fiction/Horror)

The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future, Aaron H. Devor, University of Victoria Libraries (LGBT Non-fiction)

safe-girl-to-love-e1406694975722A Safe Girl To Love, Casey Plett, Topside Press (Transgender Fiction)

For Today I Am a Boy, Kim Fu, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Transgender Fiction)

A Family by Any Other Name: Exploring Queer Relationships , Bruce Gillespie, Touchwood Editions (LGBT Anthology)

Band Vs. Band Comix Volume 1, Kathleen Jacques, Paper Heart Comix (LGBT Graphic Novel)

Cease: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Desire, Lynette Loeppky, Oolichan Books (Lesbian Memoir/Biography)

Adult Onset, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Knopf Canada (Lesbian General Fiction)

MxT, Sina Queyras, Coach House Books (Lesbian Poetry)

100 crushes100 Crushes, Elisha Lim, Koyama Press (LGBT Graphic Novel)

When Everything Feels Like the Movies, Raziel Reid, Arsenal Pulp Press (LGBT Children’s/YA)

Janey’s Arcadia, Rachel Zolf, Coach House Books (Lesbian Poetry)