Finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards were announced this week by the Lambda Literary Foundation in Los Angeles. Books from mainstream publishers, academic presses, and both long-established and new LGBT publishers—as well as from emerging publish-on-demand technologies—make up the 687 submissions for the “Lammys.”

The finalists were selected from a record number of submissions. Now in its 25th year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing for books published in 2012. Winners will be announced in a ceremony on June 3 at The Great Hall at New York City’s Cooper Union. Lambda Literary Foundation set a new record this year for both the number of LGBT books submitted for consideration, 687, and the number of publishers participating, 332. “Breaking these records is extremely heartening in a time of uncertainty for the publishing industry as a whole, and LGBT publishing in particular,” said LLF board member and 2013 Lammy co-chair, S. Chris Shirley.

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