Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction
The Jeanne Córdova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction honors lesbian/queer-identified women and trans/gender non-conforming authors who are committed to nonfiction work that captures the depth and complexity of lesbian/queer life, culture, and/or history. The winner of the prize will have published at least one book and show promise in continuing to produce groundbreaking and challenging work. The award includes a cash prize of $2,500.
The award is for a writer, not a book. The application must therefore focus on prior and ongoing writings, showing the author’s commitment to lesbian/queer nonfiction (including, but not limited to: memoir, biography, history, philosophy, and social justice genres and themes).
Applicants must submit a sample from an already published book of no more than 20 pages, as well as a sample from (or outline of) ongoing work. (Maximum 10 pages.)
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Self-identify as lesbian/queer or trans/gender non-conforming;
- Have written and published at least one book of nonfiction that captures the depth and complexity of lesbian/queer life, culture, and/or history;
- Be of demonstrated ability and show promise for continued growth; and
- Show meaningful engagement with LGBTQ literary communities.
The award includes a cash prize of $2,500.