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Lambda Literary Awards Signal Much to Read in Queer Books

Congratulations to all finalists announced by the Lambda Literary Foundation this past Thursday, and especially to all the authors who are past contributors to Plenitude.

Emilia Nielsen’s work was published in our very first issue and her current poetry collection, Body Work, is nominated in the Lesbian Poetry category along with fellow Plenitude alum, Tess Liem, for Obits. These two poets are in company with queer literary superstar, Eileen Myles, for the prize.

Here is a complete list of past Plenitude contributors who are up for a Lammy:

Amber Dawn (lesbian fiction, Sodom Road Exit, Arsenal Pulp Press)

Larissa Lai (lesbian fiction, The Tiger Flu, Arsenal Pulp Press)

Casey Plett (transgender fiction, Little Fish, Arsenal Pulp Press)

Julietta Singh (bisexual non-fiction, No Archive Will Restore You, Punctum Books/3Ecologies Imprint)

Vivek Shraya (transgender non-fiction, I’m Afraid of Men, Penguin Canada)

Tess Liem (lesbian poetry, Obits, Coach House Books)

Gwen Benaway (transgender poetry, Holy Wild, Book*hug Press)

Emilia Nielsen (lesbian poetry, Body Work, Signature Editions)

As well, Casey Plett’s Little Fish was recently reviewed for Plenitude by Evelyn Deshane.

Kudos to publisher Brian Lam and the team at Arsenal Pulp Press, who have five 2018 titles up for a Lammy.

There is already so much good stuff to read and now there’s even more on our radar. Keep up with us in the coming months as we dive in and review these titles and more.

Good luck to all nominees!