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07:58 am: Recipients of Largest Cash Award for LGBT Writers
This is an amazing article about the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize from Lambda Literary. I'm kind of speechless. It's like a dream, it really is. And, it's true. I gushed. I keep gushing.

This week the Lambda Literary Foundation announced the two recipients of the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize – the largest monetary prize awarded exclusively to a self-identified LGBT writer. This year the prize recognizes young adult novelist, Alex Sanchez (Rainbow Boys), and novelist, Susan Stinson (Venus of Chalk).

The award, made possible by James Duggins, PhD, consists of two cash prizes of $5000 and is unprecedented in its category as well as its value. To qualify recipients must have published at least three novels or two novels and substantial additional literary work such as poetry, short stories, or essays.  The prizes will be handed out next month at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards in New York City.

“The Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize is Lambda’s bullhorn at a rally,” says LLF Executive Director, Tony Valenzuela.  “Our call to action is that you read the beautiful, courageous, and important writing by these gifted novelists.  If you don’t already know Susan Stinson’s or Alex Sanchez’s work, then it’s time that you do.”



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From:charlottecooper
Date:April 22nd, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Go Susan!
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Charlotte. Here I go!
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From:oneroom
Date:April 22nd, 2011 01:24 pm (UTC)
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SO cool!! Congratulations, Susan!!
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:wandra
Date:April 22nd, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Fatastic! And so well-deserved. :-)
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From:wandra
Date:April 22nd, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
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I meant to type "fantastic", or course.... :-)
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
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I like 'em both! Thank you.
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From:plaid_is_best
Date:April 22nd, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
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I like fat-tastic....the world is so lucky to have your words, your being and I am so thrilled you are recognized for what you do!
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
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Thanks so much, Bertha. My friend Lynne is mailing me her blue Size Queen dress in the hope that that will fit and work for me for the ceremony!
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From:plaid_is_best
Date:April 23rd, 2011 01:28 am (UTC)
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Yay!!!!!
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From:crazycrone
Date:April 22nd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Wunderbar!
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Hee! Thanks.
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From:wordweaverlynn
Date:April 22nd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! That's wonderful news!
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! I can hardly believe it.
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From:fightingwords
Date:April 22nd, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
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YAY! Congratulations.
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!!!
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From:daharyn
Date:April 22nd, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
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Oh, congratulations! That's just wonderful. :)
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 22nd, 2011 10:34 pm (UTC)
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Thank you!
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From:lovelikeyeast
Date:April 26th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
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SO well-deserved, and I am so excited at the clout this will give you in finding a publisher!
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From:susanstinson
Date:April 27th, 2011 01:07 am (UTC)
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Thanks, hon. And fingers crossed about the clout!
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