A few years ago, the Publishing Triangle launched a dedicated fund for its nonfiction and poetry awards. Administered through Community Funds, Inc., an arm of the New York Community Trust, this special fund ensures a place on the literary map for these important awards--one of the few lesbian and gay literary awards that give the winner a cash prize--year after year.
Since we set up the fund in 2004, we have expanded our awards program to recognized the best in first fiction, male or female. The Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction joins our other prizes. Our nonfiction awards are named in honor of Judy Grahn and Randy Shilts. Our poetry awards recognize the singular contributions of Audre Lorde and Thom Gunn. For a complete list of past winners of these, awards, click here.
Thanks to the generosity of interested readers, writers, booksellers, and publishing industry professionals, the Publishing Triangle has met its initial goal of endowing this fund with $25,000. (As of June 30, 2007, we have raised $26,004.) Out of that fund comes the annual $3,500 in prize money that is divided among the five worthy winners.
We continue to ask for help in keeping this literary awards fund in good financial shape. Please consider a gift to support the best of LGBT letters, by making a donation to Community Funds, Inc., for our awards fund.
If you wish to make a donation, please click here to download the donation coupon and mail along with your check to
The Publishing Triangle
Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
332 Bleecker Street, #D36
New York, NY 10014
For a complete list of past winners of the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry; the Publishing Triangle Award for Gay Poetry; the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction; and the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, click here.
Our Generous Donors
The Publishing Triangle would like to publicly acknowledge the generous donations of the following individuals in our initial fund-raising drive for the Publishing Triangle Awards Fund, which raised more than $31,000. An asterisk indicates the cumulative total of multiple donations. The Triangle itself provided about 60 percent of the fund-raising goal, using membership dollars and other receipts. (Updated June 22, 2008.)
Donations of $1000 and More
Donations Between $250 and $999
Peter and Janet Harckham
John and Tess McDermott
Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency*
Donations Between $100 and $249
John Harris and Don Press
Frances and Howard Kiernan
Silverstein, Langer, Newburgh, and McEly
Sheila and Bryan Reddick*
Warren Allen Smith
Donations Between $50 and $99
Jessica and Rosario Clemente
Donations Under $50
Charles Geer Austin
N. Edward Madden
Jane Van Ingen