What are the Lesfic Bard Awards?
The Lesfic Bard Awards are international literary prizes administered by the Lesfic Bard Awards committee.
Who can submit books?
Twice a year, a ‘reminder’ is issued to lesbian publishing houses (those who have previously submitted to us or signed up on our database) and to authors (those who have previously submitted to us or signed up).
Self-published books are welcome (and encouraged!) in the contest. All entries will be treated equally. The guidelines are always available for viewing at: Rules for Authors
There are two cut-off dates for awards submissions. The first cut-off date is 30 June. To be eligible for the first cut-off a book must be written and published between 1 January and 30 June of the previous year, and it must be submitted by midnight on 30 June CST (6am BST). The second cut-off date is December 31. To be eligible for the second cut-off a book must be published between 1 July and 31 December, and it must be submitted by midnight on 31 December CST (6am GMT).
Recipients of the Lesfic Bard Awards will receive a beautiful crystal trophy with their name, their work’s title, and the date of the win etched on it.
Each winner will receive free advertising, marketing, and announcements of their award(s) in media and social media. They will also receive copies of announcements to be used in their personal advertising and marketing campaigns for their now award-winning book.