As revealed by Lambda Literary, Naseem Jamnia, author of THE BRUISING OF QILWA, is a winner of the 2023 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Exceptional New LGBTQ Writers. 2023 has been a good year for the author with their debut novella THE BRUISING OF QILWA receiving several award considerations including Subjective Chaos Kind of Awards Nominee, 2022 Locus Award Finalist, and 2023 Crawford Award Shortlist.
Lambda Literary is thrilled to announce Naseem Jamnia and Maya Salameh as the winners of the 2023 Judith A. Markowitz Award for Exceptional New LGBTQ Writers.Lambda Literary
Lambda Literary has played a pivotal role in nurturing the development of exceptional new LGBTQ writers through the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices, internships, and writing and performance opportunities. Supporting emerging LGBTQ writers is central to our mission: they are the future of LGBTQ literature.
The Judith A. Markowitz Award for Exceptional New LGBTQ Writers recognizes LGBTQ-identified writers whose work demonstrates their strong potential for promising careers. The award includes a cash prize of $1,500.