CHECKING OUT THE COMPETITION
By now, most of the 2009 Lambda Literary Award submissions have been posted. My category:
Aloha, Candy Hearts, Anthony Bidulka, Insomniac Press
The 38 Million Dollar Smile, Richard Stevenson, MLR Press
Bangkok Dragons, Cape Cod Tears, Randall Peffer, Big Earth Publishing/Bleak House Books
Murder on Camac, Joseph RG DeMarco, Lethe Press
Glad Hand Saloon, Steve Scott, Smoke Tree Press
Nothing/Everything Disconnects/Connects, William Lester Tarvin, Xlibris
A Murderous Ball of Fluff, Ken Lansdowne, H Publishing
Straight Lies, Rob Byrnes, Kensington Publishing
What We Remember, Michael Thomas Ford, Kensington Publishing
Love and Genetic Weaponry, Lee Patton, Alyson Books
Mahu Vice, Neil Plakcy, Alyson Books
Murder in the Garden District, Greg Herren, Alyson Books
It's good I mentally took myself out of the running when I started work on my manuscript back in 2007 (for reasons of content, kids; not quality), because that's a tough, tough list of books and writers.
Although I already stole one Lammy, so you never know...