Lambda Announces Markowitz Award Winners
Xandria Phillips and Calvin Gimpelevich have been named the winners of Lambda Literary's 2020 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ Writers. The award recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. Each award includes a cash prize of $1,000. The judges for this year's prize were Hannah Ensor and Theodore Kerr. Phillips's poetry collection Hull is also a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award in Transgender Poetry; Gimpelevich's short story collection, Invasions, was also a finalist for a prior Lambda Literary Award.