• WINNER: Pulp Friction edited by Michael Bronski (St. Martin’s)
  • All I Want for Christmas by Jon Jeffrey, Chris, Kenry, William J. Mann, and Ben Tyler (Kenisington)
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2003 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • M2M edited by Karl Woelz (AttaGirl)
  • Telling Moments edited by Lydia Hall (University of Wisconsin)


  • WINNER: Queer Crips edited by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky (Harrington Park)
  • Boyfriends from Hell edited by Kevin Bentley (Green Candy)
  • Mortal Secrets edited by Robert Klitzman and Ronald Bayer (Johns Hopkins University)
  • The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name edited by Greg Wharton (Boheme)
  • Pinned Down by Pronouns edited by Toni Amato and Mary Davies (Conviction)


  • WINNER: Naked in the Promised Land by Lillian Faderman (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Cleopatra’s Wedding Present by Robert Tewdwr Moss (University of Wisconsin)
  • Going the Other Way by Billy Bean (Marlowe & Company)
  • Highsmith: A Romance by Marijane Meaker (Cleis)
  • She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Broadway)


  • WINNER: Beautiful Shadow: A Life by Andrew Wilson (Bloomsbury)
  • Intertwined Lives by Lois W. Banner (Alfred A. Knopf)
  • Lost Prophet by John D’Emilio (Free)
  • Original Youth by Keith Fleming (Green Candy)
  • That Furious Lesbian by Robert A. Schanke (Southern Illinois University)

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
  • Geography Club by Brent Hartinger (HarperTempest)
  • Gravel Queen by Tea Benduhn (Simon & Schuster)
  • Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown & Company)
  • Rainbow High by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)


  • WINNER: Prok by Brian Drader (Scirocco Drama)
  • Forbidden Acts by Ben Hodges (Applause Theatre & Cinema)
  • Motifs & Repetitions & Other Plays by C.E. Gatchalian (The Writers’ Collective)
  • The Band Plays by Mart Crowley (Alyson)
  • Women in Turmoil: Six Plays edited by Robert Schanke (Southern Illinois University)


  • WINNER: Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2004 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • Hot and Bothered 4 edited by Karen X. Tulchinsky (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Masters of Midnight by Michael Thomas Ford, William J. Mann, Sean Wolfe, and Jeff Mann (Kensington)
  • Quickies 3 edited by James Johnstone (Arsenal Pulp)

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: Lives of the Circus Animals by Christopher Bram (William Morrow)
  • Beijing by Philip Gambone (University of Wisconsin)
  • The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (Houghton Mifflin)
  • War Against the Animals by Paul Russell (St. Martin’s)
  • Where the Boys Are by William J. Mann (Kensington)

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: Blind Eye by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Bourbon Street Blues by Greg Herren (Kensington)
  • Dead Egotistical Morons by Mark Richard Zubro (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • It Takes Two by Elliott Mackle (Alyson)
  • Wearing Black to the White Party by David Stukas (Kenisington)

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER: Sky Lounge by Mark Bibbins (Graywolf)
  • Middle Earth by Henri Cole (FS&G)
  • Otherhood: Poems by Reginald Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Saying the World by Peter Pereira (Copper Canyon)
  • The Healing Art by Rafael Campo (W.W. Norton)


  • WINNER: Dykes and Sundry Other Carbon-Based Life-Forms to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel (Alyson)
  • Chelsea Boys by Glen Hanson and Allan Neuwirth (Alyson)
  • Men are Pigs, But We Love Bacon by Michael Alvear (Kensington)
  • My Big Fat Queer Life by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • That’s Why They’re in Cages, People! by Joel Perry (Alyson)

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Southland by Nina Revoyr (Akashic)
  • And Then They Were Nuns by Susan J. Leonardi (Firebrand)
  • The Way the Crow Flies by Anne-Marie MacDonald (HarperCollins)
  • This Wild Silence by Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Alyson)
  • What Night Brings by Carla Trujillo (Curbstone)

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Damn Straight by Elizabeth Sims (Alyson)
  • Cry Havoc by Baxter Clare (Bella)
  • Epitaph for an Angel by Laruen Maddison (Alyson)
  • Owl of the Desert by Ida Swearingen (New Victoria)
  • The Woman Who Found Grace by Bett Reece Johnson (Cleis)

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: The Dirt She Ate by Minnie Bruce Pratt (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Embers by Terry Wolverton (Red Hen)
  • Final Girl by Daphne Gottlieb (Soft Skull)
  • Swirl by Susan McCabe (Red Hen)
  • The Beautiful by Michelle Tea (Manic D)

LGBT Studies

  • WINNER: Time on Two Crosses edited by Devon W. Carbado and Donald Weise (Cleis)
  • Anything But Straight by Wayne Besen (Harrington Park)
  • Love in the Time of HIV by Michael Mancilla and Lisa Troshinsky (Guilford)
  • Queer Street by James McCourt (W.W. Norton)
  • Strapped for Cash by Mack Friedman (Alyson)

Photography/Visual arts

  • WINNER: Women Seeing Women edited by Lonthar Schirmer (W.W. Norton)
  • A Face in the Crowd edited by John Peterson and Martin Bedogne (Prospect)
  • Familiar Men by Laurie Toby Edison (Shifting Focus)
  • Focus on Living by Roslyn Banish (University of Massachusetts)
  • Vacation in Ibiza by Lawrence Schimel and Sebas (Eurotica/NBM)


  • WINNER (Tie: Last Summer by Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
  • WINNER (Tie: Maybe Next Time by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2003 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • Daytime Drama by Dave Benbow (Kensington)
  • They Say She Tastes Like Honey by Michelle Sawyer (Alyson)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • WINNER: Necrologue edited by Helen Sandler (Diva)
  • Elf Child by David M. Pierce (Southern Tier)
  • The Red Line of Yarmald by Diana Rivers (Bella)
  • The Substance of God by Perry Brass (Belhue)
  • Vampire Thrall by Michael Schiefelbein (Alyson)


  • WINNER: Keeping Faith by Fenton Johnson (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Anything But Straight by Wayne Besen (Harrington Park)
  • Gay Perspective by Toby Johnson (Alyson)
  • Gay Witchcraft by Christopher Penczak (Red Wheel/Weiser)
  • The Man Jesus Loved by Theodore W. Jennings (Pilgrim)


  • WINNER: She’s Not There by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Broadway)
  • The Drag King Anthology edited by Donna Troka, Kathleen Lebesco, and Jean Noble (Harrington Park)
  • Trans-gendered by Justin Tanis (Pilgrim)
  • Transgender Journeys by Virginia Ramey Mollenkott and Vanessa Sheridan (Pilgrim)

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