On Tuesday Erastes will post a much more articulate piece about the recent decision of the Lambda Literary Foundation to redefine its submission guidelines for competitions and awards. This change means that only GBLTQ individuals who self identify will be allowed to enter their books in the different Lammie categories. Since this is a private organization LLF can make whatever changes to its competition rules it feels are appropriate to protect its core membership. However the group most impacted negatively by this change are straight male and female M/M authors and writers of gay fiction who are no longer eligible enter their books in the Lammies.
Why am I posting on this? Because Victor J. Banis did a wonderful opinion piece that I thought everyone who frequents this blog should see. Here’s the link to Victor’s post