Thursday, September 17, 2009
Lamda award entry guidelines for 2009:
"The Lambda Literary Foundation (LLF) seeks to elevate the status of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people throughout society by rewarding and promoting excellence among LGBT writers who use their work to explore LGBT lives ... As such, it should be noted that the Lambda Literary Awards are based principally on the LGBT content, the gender orientation/identity of the author, and the literary merit of the work." (emphasis added)
Wow. Lambda overtakes RWA in the area of introducing intrusive and judgemental rules without any prior discussion or need for it.
How many prior award winners would not meet these requirements? I'll start:
1988 recipient in the category of Gay Men's Science Fiction/Fantasy--Magic’s Pawn by Mercedes Lackey (DAW). Lackey is female and straight (shock, horror).
No room for the heteronorm?/An Update
Shame On Me, Shame On You
Lambda Literary Awards: Part II
The Founder Of The Lambda Literary Awards Speaks His Mind