• WINNER: Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction edited by Donald Weise (Carroll & Graf)
  • Best Lesbian Love Stories 2004 edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • Pills, Thrills, Chills, and Heartache: Adventures in the First Person edited by Clint Catalyst and Michelle Tea (Alyson)
  • Serendipity: The Gay Times Book of New Stories edited by Peter Burton (GMP/Millivres)
  • The Milk of Human Kindness edited by Lori L. Lake (Regal Crest)


  • WINNER: I Do/I Don’t: Queers on Marriage edited by Greg Wharton and Ian Philips (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Biting the Error: Writers Explore Narrative edited by Mary Burger, Robert Gluck, Camille Roy, and Gail Scott (Coach House)
  • Mentsh: On Being Jewish and Queer edited by Angela Brown (Alyson)
  • That’s Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Soft Skull)
  • Wonderlands edited by Raphael Kadushin (University of Wisconsin)


  • WINNER: Name All the Animals by Alison Smith (Scribner)
  • Blue Days, Black Nights by Ron Nyswaner (Advocate)
  • Long Life by Mary Oliver (Da Capo)
  • Rent Girl by Michelle Tea (Last Gasp)
  • The Tomcat Chronicles by Jack Nichols (Harrington Park)


  • WINNER: Warrior Poet: A Biography of Audre Lorde by Alexis De Veaux (W.W. Norton)
  • Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White (W.W. Norton)
  • Both: A Portrait in Two Parts by Douglas Crase (Pantheon)
  • Jerome Robbins by Deborah Jowitt (Simon & Schuster)
  • Laud Humphreys: Prophet of Homosexuality and Sociology by John F. Galliher, Wayne H. Brekhus, and David P. Keys (University of Wisconsin)


  • WINNER: So Hard to Say by Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Orphea Proud by Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Delacorte)
  • Rosemary and Juliet by Judy MacLean (Alice Street Editions)
  • The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan (Knopf Books for Young Readers)


  • WINNER: I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright (Faber and Faber)
  • Fabulous! by Donald Reuter (Broadway)
  • How to Make Dances in an Epidemic by David Gere (University of Wisconsin)
  • love conjure/blues by Sharon Bridgeforth (RedBone)
  • The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance and Musical Theater edited by Claude J. Summers (Cleis)


  • WINNER: Best Gay Erotica 2005 edited by Richard Labonte (Cleis)
  • All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 edited by Tristan Taormino (Cleis)
  • Once Upon a Dyke by Karin Kallmaker, Therese Syzmanski, Julia Watts, and Barbara Johnson (Bella)
  • Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex by Rachel Kramer Bussel and Stacy M. Bias (Alyson)


  • WINNER: Clay’s Way by Blair Mastbaum (Alyson)
  • A Son Called Gabriel by Damian McNicholl (CDS)
  • Half-Life by Aaron Krach (Alyson)
  • How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship, and Musical Theater by Mar Acito (Broadway)
  • World Famous Love Acts by Brian Leung (Sarabande)


  • WINNER: The Master by Colm Toibin (Scribner)
  • Collage by Ted Wojtasik (Livingston)
  • The Disinherited by Han Ong (FS&G)
  • The Haunted Hillbilly by Derek McCormack (Soft Skull)
  • The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst (Bloomsbury)


  • WINNER: Written in Water by Luis Cernuda (City Lights)
  • Cocktails by D.A. Powell (Graywolf)
  • nothin’ ugly fly by Marvin K. White (RedBone)
  • The Rest of Love by Carl Phillips (FS&G)
  • Voluntary Servitude by Mark Wunderlich (Graywolf)


  • WINNER: Flight of Aquavit by Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac)
  • Jackson Square Jazz by Greg Herren (Kensington)
  • Moth and Flame by John Morgan Wilson (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Someone You Know by Gary Zebrun (Alyson)
  • The Role Players by Dorien Grey (GLB)


  • WINNER: Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
  • Fat Girls and Lawn Chairs by Cheryl Peck (Warner)
  • Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast by Greg Fox (Kenisington)
  • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs (St. Martin’s)
  • Alexander the Fabulous by Michael Alvear and Vicky A. Shecter (Advocate)


  • WINNER: Crybaby Butch by Judith Frank (Firebrand)
  • Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (Alyson)
  • Dish It Up, Baby! by Kristie Helms (Firebrand)
  • Fire & Brimstone by Laurinda D. Brown (Strebor)
  • Minus One: A Twelve-Step Journey by Bridget Bufford (Alice Street)


  • WINNER: A Seahorse Year by Stacey D’Erasmo (Houghton Mifflin)
  • Abundant Light by Valerie Miner (Michigan State University)
  • Life Mask by Emma Donoghue (Harcourt)
  • Skels by Maggie Dubris (Soft Skull)
  • Venus of Chalk by Susan Stinson (Firebrand)


  • WINNER: Sweet to Burn by Beverly Burch (Gival)
  • Antidotes for an Alibi by Amy King (BlazeVox)
  • Femme’s Dictionary by Carol Guess (Calyx)
  • The School Among the Ruins by Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)
  • Why I Wake Early by Mary Oliver (Beacon)


  • WINNER: Hancock Park by Katherine V. Forrest (Berkley Prime Crime)
  • An Intimate Ghost by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s Minotaur)
  • Commitment to Die by Jennifer Jordan (Bean Pole)
  • Death by Discount by Mary Vermillion (Alyson)
  • The Wombat Strategy by Claire McNab (Alyson)


  • WINNER: For the Love of Women: Gender, Identity and Same-Sex Relations in a Greek Provincial Town by Elisabeth Kirtsoglou (Routledge)
  • All-Night Party by Andrea Barnet (Algonquin)
  • A Passion to Preserve by Will Fellows (University of Wisconsin)
  • Families Like Mine by Abigail Garner (HarperCollins)
  • Why Marriage Matters by Evan Wolfson (Simon & Schuster)


  • WINNER: At Ease: Navy Men of World War II by Evan Bachner (Harry Abrams)
  • Lust Unearthed by Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp)
  • The Queer Movie Poster Book by Jenni Olson (Chronicle)
  • Rent Girl by Michelle Tea, illustrated by Laurenn McCubbin (Last Gasp)
  • The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts edited by Claude J. Summers (Cleis)


  • WINNER: Almost Like Being in Love by Steve Kluger (HarperCollins)
  • All the Wrong Places by Karin Kallmaker (Bella)
  • Confessions of a Casanova by Chris Kenry (Kensington)
  • Gulf Breeze by Gerri Hill (Bella)
  • Under the Witness Tree by Marianne Martin (Bywater)


  • WINNER: Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love by Will Roscoe (Suspect Thoughts)
  • Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions by Randy Conner and David Hatfield Sparks (Harrington Park)
  • Same-Sex Marriage: A Christian Ethical Analysis by Marvin M. Ellison (Pilgrim)
  • Sanctity and Male Desire by Donald L. Boisvert (Pilgrim)
  • Wrestling with God & Men by Rabbi Steven Greenberg (University of Wisconsin)


  • WINNER: The Ordinary by Jim Grimsley (Tor)
  • Firelands by Michael Jensen (Alyson)
  • Shadows of the Night: Queer Tales of the Uncanny and Unusual edited by Greg Herren (Southern Tier)
  • The Wizard of Isis by Jean Stewart (Bella)
  • With Her Body by Nicola Griffith (Aqueduct)


  • WINNER: The Gender Frontier by Mariette Pathy Allen (Kehrer Verlag)
  • Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green (Vanderbilt University)
  • From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond edited by Morty Diamond (Manic D)
  • Luna by Julie Anne Peters (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • My Husband Betty: Love, Sex and Life with a Crossdresser by Helen Boyd (Thunder’s Mouth)


  • Suspect Thoughts Press
  • Bella Books

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