The Lambda Literary Foundation announced the opening of book submissions and revised submission guidelines for the Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrates the best in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender literature.

Additionally, the foundation announced that they will, for the first time, be awarding a prize for LGBT graphic novels in a separate category. Books submitted for consideration of this Lammys cycle in all categories must be published between January 1 and December 31, 2013.

Entering their 26th year, the Lammy Awards honor books in over 20 genres ranging from fiction and poetry to speculative fiction, romance and memoir.

The revised guidelines and online submission form appear on the LLF website.