• WINNER: Diva Book of Short Stories edited by Helen Sandler (Millivres)
  • Reading the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Love Shook My Heart 2 edited by Jess Wells (Alyson)
  • Rebel Yell: Stories by Contemporary Southern Gay Authors edited by Jay Quinn (Harrington Park)
  • Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America edited by Quang Bao, Hanya Yanagihara, and Timothy Lui (Asian American Writers’ Workshop)


  • WINNER: The Greatest Taboo: Homosexuality In Black Communities edited by Constantine-Simms (Alyson)
  • His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers edited by Catherine Reid and Holly K. Iglesias (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
  • In a Queer Country edited by Terry Goldie (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation edited by Rebecca Alpert, Sue Levi Elwell, and Shirley Idelson (Rutgers University)
  • Out in the Castro edited by Winston Leyland (Leyland)


  • WINNER: Noonday Demon by Andrew Solomon (Scribner)
  • Gaslight by Carol Guess (Odd Girls)
  • How I Learned to Snap by Kirk Read (Hill Street)
  • Monster: Adventures in American Machismo by Brian Bouldrey (Council Oaks)
  • Outbound by William Storandt (University of Wisconsin)


  • WINNER: The Scarlet Professor: Newton Arvin by Barry Werth (Doubleday)
  • Familiar Spirits: A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson by Alison Lurie (Viking)
  • The Masks of Mary Renault by Caroline Zilboorg (University of Missouri)
  • The Sappho Companion edited by Margaret Reynolds (St. Martin’s)
  • Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Mitford (Random House)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Finding H.F. by Julia Watts (Alyson)
  • Empress of the World by Sara Ryan (Viking)
  • Love Rules by Marilyn Reynolds (Morning Glory)
  • Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Spot by Todd Tuttle (Window)


  • WINNER: See Dick Deconstruct: Literotica for the Satirically Bent by Ian Philips (AttaGirl)
  • Dirty Words by M. Christian (Alyson)
  • His Tongue by Lawrence Schimel (North Atlantic)
  • Hot & Bothered 3 by Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Tough Girls: Down and Dirty Dyke Erotica by Lori Selke (Black)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: The Practical Heart by Allan Gurganus (Knopf)
  • The Heart is Deceitful in all Things by JT LeRoy (Bloomsbury)
  • In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer (Grove)
  • The Marble Quilt by David Leavitt (Houghton Mifflin)
  • The Rose City by David Ebershoff (Viking)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: Rag and Bone by Michael Nava (G.P. Putnam)
  • Boy Toy by Michael Craft (St. Martin’s)
  • The Butcher’s Son by Dorien Grey (GLB)
  • Making a Killing by Warren Dunford (Alyson)
  • Sex and Murder.Com by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER: Source by Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • Before Time Could Change Them by Constantine Cavafy (Harcourt Brace)
  • Harmless Medicine by Justin Chin (Manic D)
  • Hard Evidence by Timothy Liu (Talisman House)
  • Love Speaks Its Name by J.D. McClatchy (Knopf)

GLBT Studies

  • WINNER: Courting Justice: Gay Men and Lesbians v. the Supreme Court by Joyce Murdoch and Deb Price (Basic)
  • All the Rage: The Story of Gay Visibility in America by Suzanna Danuta Walters (University of Chicago)
  • Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 by William J. Mann (Viking)
  • The Evening Crowd at Kirmser’s edited by Ricardo J. Brown and William Reichard (University of Minnesota)
  • Lesbian Empire: Radical Crosswriting in the Twenties by Gay Wachman (Rutgers University)


  • WINNER: Fraud by David Rakoff (Doubleday)
  • Drama Queen by Patrick Price (St. Martin’s)
  • Hoochie Mama by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Inflatable Butch by Ellen Orleans (Alyson)
  • My Little Book of Neuroses by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Days of Awe by Achy Obejas (Ballantine)
  • Hoochie Mama: The Other White Meat by Erika Lopez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Light, Coming Back by Ann Wadsworth (Alyson)
  • Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
  • Yin Fire by Alexandra Grilikhes (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Merchant of Venus by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Back to Salem by Alex Marcoux (Alice Street Editions/Haworth)
  • Kiss the Girls and Make Them Spy by Mabel Maney (Harper Entertainment)
  • Moving Targets by Pat Welch (Bella)
  • Witchfire by Lauren Maddison (Alyson)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Fox by Adrienne Rich (Norton)
  • Here by Letta Neely (Wildheart)
  • Mr. Bluebird by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Painted Leaf)
  • Skies by Eileen Myles (Black Sparrow)
  • Why Things Burn by Daphne Gottleib (Soft Skull)

Photography/Visual Arts

  • WINNER: Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 by David Deitcher (Harry N. Abrams)
  • Intimacies by Tee A. Corinne (Last Gasp)
  • Male Nude Now by David Leddick (Universe)
  • Queer Pulp by Susan Stryker (Chronicle)
  • Strongman: Vintage Photos of a Masculine Icon by Robert Mainardi (Council Oak)


  • WINNER: Pages for You by Silvia Brownrigg (FS&G)
  • Any Kind of Luck by William Jack Sibley (Kensington)
  • Mirrors by Marianne K. Martin (Bella)
  • Substitute for Love by Karin Kallmaker (Naiad)
  • Vadriel Vail by Vincent Virga (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror

  • WINNER: Point of Dreams by Melissa Scott and Lisa A. Barnett (Tor)
  • Bending the Landscape: Horror edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel (Overlook)
  • Bound in Blood by David Thomas Lord (Kensington)
  • Gumshoe Gorilla by Keith Hartman (Meisha Merlin)
  • Vampire Vow by Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)

Small Press

  • WINNER: Conversaciones! by Mariana Romo-Carmona (Cleis)
  • Calendar Boy by Andy Quan (New Star)
  • Creating Man by Michael G. Cornelius (Vineyard)
  • Scared Straight: Why It’s So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It’s So Hard to Be Human by Robert N. Minor (HumanityWorks!)
  • The Wild Man by Patricia Nell Warren (Wildcat)


  • WINNER (Tie): Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible edited by Ken Stone (Pilgrim)
  • WINNER (Tie): Escaping God’s Closet: The Revelations of a Queer Priest by Bernard Duncan Mayes (Univ. Press of Virginia)
  • Coming Out Young and Faithful edited by Leanne McCall Tigert and Timothy Brown (Pilgrim)
  • Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)
  • Gifted by Otherness by L. William Countryman and M.R. Ritley (Morehouse)


  • WINNER: Omnigender: A Trans-religious Approach by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (Pilgrim)
  • Best Bisexual Erotica, Volume 2 edited by Bill Brnt and Carol Queen (Black/Circlet)
  • Crossing Over: Liberating the Transgendered Christian by Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)
  • Dragged!! To His Senses by Jonathan Branton (Yellow House)
  • Synthetic Bi Products by Sparrow L. Patterson (Akashic)

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