Submissions under way for the 27th annual Lambda Literary awards

The submissions period has begun for the Lammys, the Lambda Literary Awards. Authors can submit their works from now until December 1st in categories ranging from general fiction to memoirs and biographies, romance, mystery and suspense, and scholarly works. The Lammys include over twenty categories. Submissions must have been published during the 2014 calendar year.

The Lammys celebrate outstanding LGBT literary works and have honored groundbreaking LGBT authors since 1989. Last year's nominees and honorees included Alex Woolfson and Winona Nelson's Artifice, Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan, ash & trim and other plays by Djola Branner, Alison Bechdel, and Kate Bornstein. Nominees will be announced in March 2015 with awards being presented in New York City in June 2015.

To find out more about the Lammys and submit your works visit the Lambda Literary website here.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.