Current Submissions – 2017

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Bisexual: FictionNonfiction
Gay: FictionMemoir/BiographyMysteryPoetryRomance
Lesbian: FictionMemoir/BiographyMysteryPoetryRomance
LGBT: AnthologyChildrens/YADrama, Erotica, Graphic NovelsNonfictionSF/F/HorrorStudies
Transgender: FictionNonfiction, Poetry

Updated October 6th, 2017 at 12:45 pm – Please notify us of any errors at awards@lambdaliterary.org

 

BISEXUAL FICTION and NONFICTION

  • The Art of Three, Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese, Avian30

  • Outside the Lines (A Bluewater Bay novel)Anna Zabo, Riptide Publishing

  • truth be bold—Serenading Life & Death in the Age of AIDSJulene Tripp Weaver, Finishing Line Press

  • Afraid to FlyL.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  • Rank & FileL.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  • Get A GripL.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  • Gifted: A Novel, John Daniel, Counterpoint Press

  • AFTER THE ECLIPSE: A Mother’s Murder, A Daughter’s SearchSarah Perry, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

  • Gifted: A NovelJohn Daniel, Counterpoint Press

  • All the Dirty PartsDaniel Handler, Bloomsbury, Inc.

  • Forget It, Anastacia Renee, Black Radish Books

  • A Budget Traveler’s Guide to the Museums of EuropeJ.M. Parker, Lethe Press

  • Summer StockVanessa North, Riptide Publishing

  • Anaïs Nin: An Unprofessional StudyAuthor: Kazim Ali, Agape Editions

GAY FICTION

  • Man of His Dreams: Queer TalesJoseph F. Delgado, Ediciones El Laberinto/Grupo Ciudad Gris

  • No One Can Pronounce My NameRakesh Satyal, Picador

  • Better Angels: A Retelling of Bayard Tayor’s “Joseph and His Friend: A Pennsylvania Story”Wayne Goodman, waynegoodmanbooks

  • The Dahlia Field: StoriesHenry Alley, Chelsea Station Editions

  • Oh Danny BoyJerry Jerome, Page Publishing, Inc.

  • The House at Lobster CoveJane Goodrich, Benna Books, an Imprint of Applewood Books, Inc.

  • Outside Is the OceanMatthew Lansburgh, University of Iowa Press

  • In His EyesLarry Benjamin, Beaten Track Publications

  • The Night LanguageDavid Rocklin, Rare Bird Books

  • GREENTom Baker, Lethe Press

  • Owls Don’t Have to Mean DeathChip Livingston, Lethe Press / Tincture

  • Tamburlaine: A Broadway RevivalGregory A. Kompes, Fabulist Flash Publishing

  • This Is How It Begins, A NovelJoan Dempsey, She Writes Press

  • Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other ObsessionsOrlando Ortega-Medina, Cloud Lodge Books

  • Blythe, John E. Kramer, Freedom Forge Press LLC

  • London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park StoriesIan Young, Squares & Rebels

GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

  • Spoiler Alert: The Hero Dies: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter WordsMichael Ausiello, Atria Books

  • Everything Is Awful: And Other ObservationsMatt Bellassai, Atria Books/Keywords Press

  • The PrEP Diaries: a Safe(r) Sex MemoirEvan J. Peterson, Lethe Press

  • Everywhere Home: A Life in EssaysFenton Johnson, Sarabande Books

  • Creep: A Life, A Theory, An ApologyJonathan Alexander, Punctum Books

  • The Inheritance of Shame: A MemoirPeter Gajdics, Brown Paper Press

  • House Built on Ashes: A MemoirJose Antonio Rodriguez, University of Oklahoma Press

  • Life in ReversePeter S. Cunningham, Mt. Hood Community College

  • Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and MeBill Hayes, Bloomsbury, Inc.

  • Lucky JimJames Hart, Cleis Press

  • Seriously…What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay JewKen Schneck, 1984 Publishing

  • The World Broke in Two: Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, E. M. Forster, and the Year That Changed LiteratureBill Goldstein, Henry Holt and Company

GAY MYSTERY

  • MatanzasGarry Ryan, NeWest Press

  • Idyll FearsStephanie Gayle, Seventh Street Books

  • Long ShadowsKate Sherwood, Riptide Publishing

  • Listening to the DeadGeorge Seaton, Lethe Press

  • Risky BehaviorCari Z & L.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  • Suspicious BehaviorCari Z & L.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  • Pins and NeedlesA.J. Thomas, Dreamspinner Press

  • The Mystery of the CuriositiesC.S. Poe, DSP Publications

  • Return to SummervilleH.L. Sudler, Archer Publishing

GAY POETRY

  • LOVERS BOYFRIENDS TRICKS CRUSHESDermot Meagher, Self published with CreateSpace

  • Shut Up Slow Down Let Go BreatheMarcus McCann, Invisible Publishing

  • Hum of Our Blood, Madelyn Garner, 3: A Taos Press

  • The Lark AscendingDavid White, Pedlar Press

  • When I Grow Up I Want to be a List of Further Possibilities, Chen Chen, BOA Editions Ltd.

  • The Last Cigarette on EarthBenjamin Alire Saenz, Cinco Puntos Press

  • While Standing in Line for DeathCA Conrad, Wave Books

  • RoyalsCedar Sigo, Wave Books

  • Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing: poems, Charif Shanahan, Southern Illinois University Press/Crab Orchard Series in Poetry

  • War Poet, Rob Jacques,  Sibling Rivalry Press

  • Colin Is Changing His Name, John Andrews, Sibling Rivalry Press

  • The Carnival of Affection, Philip F. Clark, Sibling Rivalry Press

  • Ache, Joseph Ross, Sibling Rivalry Press

GAY ROMANCE

  • Midlife CrisisAudra North, Riptide

  • STEALING HOMETom Mendicino, Kensington Publishing / Lyrical Press

  • WHERE DO I START?Chase Taylor Hackett, Kensington Publishing / Lyrical Press

  • Working ItChristine d’Abo, Riptide

  • The Truth About GoodbyeRussell Ricard, Wise Ink Creative Publishing

  •  Growing PainsCass Lennox, Riptide Publishing

  •  His Convenient HusbandRobin Covington, Entangled Publishing/Indulgence

  •  House of CardsGarrett Leigh, Riptide Publishing

  •  Circle (Roads)Garrett Leigh, Fox Love Press

  •  Love and Other Hot Beverages, Laurie Loft, Riptide Publishing

  •  Fortitude SmashedTaylor Brooke, Interlude Press

  • Swift for the SunKaren Bovenmyer, Dreamspinner Press

  •  At the Corner of Rock Bottom & NowhereL.A. Witt, Self-Published

  •  A.J.’s AngelL.A. Witt, Self-Published

  •  Chief’s MessL.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  •  New HandL.A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

  •  Tuesday Beyond Lust, A Bizarre Homoerotic RomanceNorman McClelland, iUniverse

  •  The Remaking of Corbin WaleRoan Parrish, Riptide Publishing

  •  Something Like HailJay Bell, Jay Bell Books

  •  InfamousJenny Holiday, Riptide Publishing

LESBIAN FICTION

  • The 5Iza Moreau, Black Bay Books

  • Drawn TogetherJD Glass, Ylva Publishing

  • Felt in the JawKristen N. Arnett, Split Lip Press

  • Bend, Nancy J. Hedin, Anglerfish Press an imprint of Riptide Publishing

  • Lauren’s ManifestoKelly Sinclair, Regal Crest

  • Marriage of a Thousand LiesSJ Sindu, Soho Press

  • FactoryTricia Yost, Radial Books

  • Cottonmouths: A NovelKelly J. Ford, Skyhorse Publishing / Skyhorse Publishing

  • The Book of Love and HateLauren Sanders, Akashic Books

  • The Tower of the AntillesAchy Obejas, Akashic Books

  • The Year of Needy GirlsPatricia A. Smith, Akashic Books/Kaylie Jones Books

  • ConstellationsMeghan Diane, Bella Books

  • Pages for Her: A NovelSylvia Brownrigg, Counterpoint Press

  • The Winter LoonLori Henriksen, Cougar Creek Books

  • The Square DonutLauren Crane, Backyard Bird Publishing

  • Olympia KnifeAlysia Constantine Interlude Press

  • Bitterroot QueenJove Belle, Dirt Road Books

  • Dark Matters: a novelSusan Hawthorne, Spinifex Press

  • Shot-Blue, Jesse Ruddock, Coach House Books

  • Dr. Edith Vane and Hares of Crawley Hall, Suzette Mayr, Coach House Books

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

  • Falling Into FlowersLynne Barnes, Blue Light Press

  • The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From The Best And Worst Year Of My LifeKate Carroll de Gutes, Two Sylvias Press

  • Out of Line: A Life of Playing with FireBarbara Lynch, Atria Books

  • Random Events Tend To ClusterJudy Wieder , Lisa Hagan Books

  • Abandon Me: MemoirsMelissa Febos, Bloomsbury, Inc.

  • You Can’t Buy Love Like That: Growing Up Gay in the SixtiesCarol E. Anderson, She Writes Press

LESBIAN MYSTERY

  • Murder at MetrolinaKate Merrill, Bella Books

  • Sawmill SpringsGerri Hill, Bella Books

LESBIAN POETRY

  • In Full VelvetJenny Johnson, Sarabande Books

  • LenaCassie Pruyn, Texas Tech University Press

  • Votives: Entries from the Daybooks of Gertrude Tate, 1898-1952Tricia Yost, Radial Books

  • (v.)Anastacia-Reneé, Gramma

  • Common Place, Sarah Pinder, Coach House Books

  • My Ariel, Sina Queyras, Coach House Books

LESBIAN ROMANCE

  • Swearing Off StarsDanielle M. Wong. She Writes Press

  • BCCLauren Gallagher, Self-Published

  • Venus and LysanderYoshiyuki Ly, Solstice Publishing

  • Breaking AnchorGeonn Cannon, Supposed Crimes

  • The Secret PondGerri Hill, Bella Books

  • New Additions, Becky Harmon, Bella Books

  • Illegal ContactBecky Harmon, Bella Books

  • Lily’s FireLise Gold, Lise Gold Books

  • Beyond The SkylineLise Gold, Lise Gold Books

  • Ask, TellE. J. Noyes, Bella Books

  • No One But You, Catherine Maiorisi, Bella Books

  • Chasing MercuryKimberly Cooper Griffin, Night River Press

  • Finding SusanKatie Mettner, self-published

  • A Fairytale of PossibilitiesKiki Archer, K.A Books

LGBTQ ANTHOLOGY

  • Unbroken Circle: Stories of Cultural Diversity in the SouthJulia Watts and Larry Smith, Bottom Dog Press

  • Queering Contemporary Asian American Art, Edited by Laura Kina and Jan Christian Bernabe, Foreword by Susette Min, Afterword by Kyoo Lee, University of Washington Press

  • Queer/Play: Contemporary Queer Canadian Women’s Performance and PlaysMoynan King, Playwrights Canada Press

  • Any Other Way: How Toronto Got Queer, John Lorinc & Jane Farrow, Coach House Books

LGBTQ CHILDREN’S/YA

  • Echo After EchoAmy Rose Capetta, Candlewick Press

  • The Big LieJulie Mayhew, Candlewick Press

  • Being FishkillRuth Lehrer, Candlewick Press

  • THE WISHING HEARTJ.C. Welker, Entangled Teen

  • Finding HomeGarrett Leigh, Riptide Publishing

  • Death and Love at the Old Summer CampDolores Maggiore, Sapphire Books

  • History Is All You Left MeAdam Silvera, Soho Teen

  • The Rules and Regulations For Mediating Myths & MagicF.T. Lukens, Interlude Press/Duet Books

  • In Other Lands: a novelSarah Rees Brennan, Big Mouth House, an imprint of Small Beer Press

  • The Boy Who Fell to EarthA. Zukowski, Self published

LGBTQ DRAMA

  • The Law of GravityOlivier Sylvestre,  Youtheatre – Segal Centre (unpublished)

  • How Black Mothers Say I Love YouTrey Anthony, Playwrights Canada Press

  • Who Killed Spalding Gray?Daniel MacIvor, Playwrights Canada Press

  • OutsidePaul Dunn, Playwrights Canada Press

LGBTQ EROTICA

  • His Seed: An Arboretum of EroticaSteve Berman, Lethe Press / Unzipped Books

  • InsatiableJeff Mann, Lethe Press / Unzipped Books

  • Consent: Bondage TalesJeff Mann, Lethe Press / Unzipped Books

  • The Great Man, Dale ChaseLethe Press / Unzipped Books

  • The Master Will AppearL.A. Witt, Self-Published

  • This Is Heaven — Green Eyes, Part II, Michael Ampersant, LustSpiel Books

  • If I Knew Then What I Know NowJ. Simmons, Risque Business Publishing

LGBTQ GRAPHIC NOVEL

  • O Human Star Volume 1Blue Delliquanti, Self-published

  • Condo Heartbreak DiscoEric Kostiuk Williams, Koyama Press

  • Wonder Body: A Sophisticated Coloring Book for Curious AdultsAmy Butcher & Alex Jade, Got G’nads Press

LGBTQ NONFICTION

  • Cornyation: San Antonio’s Outrageous Fiesta TraditionAmy L. Stone, Trinity University Press

  • 2Brides 2BeLaura Leigh Abby, Archer/Rare Bird

LGBTQ SPECULATIVE FICTION/FANTASY/HORROR

  • Trans Liberty Riot BrigadeL.M. Pierce, NineStar Press

  • How A Loser Like Me Survived the Zombie ApocalypseSteven Bereznai, Jambor

  • Passing StrangeEllen Klages, Tor.com Publishing

  • Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories, Catherine Lundoff, Queen of Swords Press

  • Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writersedited by Cat Fitzpatrick & Casey Plett, Topside Press

  • Seventeen StitchesSean Eads, Lethe Press

  • Sacred BandJoseph D. Carriker, Jr., Lethe Press

  • ColonyLeigh Matthews, Createspace

  • An Unkindness of GhostsRivers Solomon, Akashic Books

  • The Glamour ThievesDon Allmon, Riptide Publishing

  • Harkworth HallL.S. Johnson, Traversing Z Press

  • The Long Past & Other StoriesGinn Hale, Blind Eye Books

  • I Stole You: Stories from the FaeKristen Ringman, Handtype Press

  • My House Gathers Desires, Adam McOmber, BOA Editions Ltd.
  • The Vampire’s ProtegeDamian Serbu, Ninestar Press

  • Susurrus on MarsHal Duncan, Lethe Press

  • Five Moons RisingLise MacTague, Bella Books

  • Run In The BloodA.E. Ross, Ninestar Press

  • Ardulum: First, Don J.S. Fields, Ninestar Press

  • Ardulum: Second, Don J.S. Fields, Ninestar Press

LGBTQ STUDIES

  • Behind the Mask: Gender Hybridity in a Zapotec CommunityAlfredo Mirandé, The University of Arizona Press

  • Queer Experimental Literature: The Affective Politics of Bad ReadingTyler Bradway, Palgrave Macmillan

  • Productive Failure: Writing Queer Transnational South Asian Art HistoriesAlpesh Kantilal Patel, Manchester University Press

TRANSGENDER FICTION

  • Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative FictionBogi Takács, Lethe Press

  • Having Her Back, Ann Gallagher, Self-Published

  • Jaya & Rasa: A Love StorySonia Patel, Cinco Puntos Press

  • Courtly Love – A Modern Day Fairy TaleAde Andrews, Xlibris

TRANSGENDER NONFICTION

  • Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride & Joy with Families in TransitionDr. Elijah C. Nealy, W. W. Norton & Company

  • Surpassing Certainty: What My Twenties Taught MeJanet Mock, Atria Books

  • Identity: In & Beyond the Gender BinaryDave Naz, Rare Bird Books

  • What About the Rest of Your LifeSung Yim, Perfect Day Publishing

  • Punk Love Foucault, Gabe Riggs, self-published with Village Books

TRANSGENDER POETRY

  • Music for a WeddingLauren Clark, University of Pittsburgh Press/Pitt Poetry Series

  • Of MongrelitudeJulian Talamantez Brolaski, Wave Books

  • Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation, H. Melt, Editor, Sibling Rivalry Press

  • Prayers for My 17th Chromosome, Amir Rabiyah, Sibling Rivalry Press