• WINNER: Vintage Book of International Lesbian Fiction edited by Naomi Holoch, Joan Nestle, and Nancy Holden (Vintage)
  • Besame Mucho: New Gay Latino Fiction edited by Jaime Manrique and Jesse Dorris
  • Hers 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • His 3 edited by Robert Drake and Terry Wolverton
  • Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories edited by Emma Donoghue


  • WINNER (Tie): Completely Queer: The Gay and Lesbian Encyclopedia edited by Steve Hogan and Lee Hudson (Henry Holt)
  • WINNER (Tie): This Is What Lesbian Looks Like edited by Kris Kleindienst (Firebrand)
  • A Woman Like That edited by Joan Larkin
  • Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society and Politics edited by Larry Gross and James D. Woods
  • Fighting Words edited by Charles Michael Smith

Children’s/Young Adult

  • WINNER: Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)
  • Dare Truth or Promise by Paula Boock
  • Name Me Nobody by Lois-Ann Yamanaka
  • The Blue Lawn by William Taylor
  • The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden


  • WINNER: What I Meant Was by Craig Lucas (TCG)
  • Corpus Christi by Terrence McNally
  • Lovesick edited by Laurence Senelick
  • Of All the Nerve by Deb Margolin
  • Prepare for Saints: Gertrude Stein, Virgil Thomson, and the Mainstreaming of American Modernism by Steven Watson

Gay Men’s Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: The Velveteen Father by Jesse Green (Villard)
  • An Underground Life by Gad Beck
  • Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
  • Gore Vidal by Fred Kaplan
  • Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion by Martin Duberman

Gay Men’s Fiction

  • WINNER: Allan Stein by Matthew Stadler (Grove)
  • Comfort and Joy by Jim Grimsley
  • In September, the Light Changes by Andrew Holleran
  • The Book of Lies by Felice Picano
  • The Coming Storm by Paul Russell

Gay Men’s Mystery

  • WINNER: Justice at Risk by John Morgan Wilson (Doubleday)
  • Drop Dead by Mark Zubro
  • Innuendo by R.D. Zimmerman
  • The Death of a Constant Lover by Lev Raphael
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman

Gay Men’s Poetry

  • WINNER (Tie): The Anchorage by Mark Wunderlich (UMASS)
  • WINNER (Tie): Trappings by Richard Howard (Turtle Point)
  • Diva by Rafael Campo
  • Last Rights by Marvin K. White
  • Lyric by G. Winston James

Gay Men’s Studies

  • WINNER: Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)
  • Men Like That: A Southern Queer History by John Howard
  • The Crisis of Desire by Robin Hardy and David Groff
  • The Mismeasure of Desire by Edward Stein
  • Times Square Red, Times Square Blue by Samuel Delany


  • WINNER: That’s Mr. Faggot To You by Michael Thomas Ford (Alyson)
  • Ethan Exposed by Eric Orner
  • Way to Go Smith! by Bob Smith
  • Wilma Loves Betty and Other Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Parodies edited by Scott Brassart and Julie K. Trevelyan
  • Subgurlz by Jennifer Camper

Lesbian Biography/Autobiography

  • WINNER: The Trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami (Doubleday)
  • Baby Precious Always Shines by Kay Turner
  • Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 2: 1933-1938 by Blanche Weisen Cook
  • My Lesbian Husband by Barrie Jean Borich
  • Tales of the Lavender Menace by Karla Jay

Lesbian Fiction

  • WINNER: Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Riverhead)
  • Bruised Fruit by Anna Livia
  • Faults by Terri de la Pena
  • Salt Water and Other Stories by Barbara Wilson
  • Shy Girl by Elizabeth Stark

Lesbian Mystery

  • WINNER: Hunting the Witch by Ellen Hart (St. Martin’s)
  • Lost Daughters by J.M. Redmann
  • Murder Undercover by Claire McNab
  • She Came in Drag by Mary Wings
  • Sleeping Bones by Katherine Forrest

Lesbian Poetry

  • WINNER: Rave by Olga Broumas (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Interior With Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy
  • Midnight Salvage by Adrienne Rich
  • Monkeypuzzle by Rita Wong
  • Walking Back Up Depot Street by Minnie Bruce Pratt

Lesbian Studies

  • WINNER: To Believe in Women: What Lesbians Have Done for America by Lillian Faderman (Houghton Mifflin)
  • A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America by Leila J. Rupp
  • Eden Built by Eves by Bonnie Morris
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman

Photography/Visual Arts

  • WINNER: Pictures and Passions: A History of Homosexuality in the Visual Arts by James Saslow (Viking)
  • The Homoerotic Art of Pavel Tchelitchev by David Leddick
  • John Singer Sargent: The Male Nudes by John Esten and Donna Hassler
  • Strange Sisters by Jaye Zimet
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam


  • WINNER: Gay Spirit Warrior by John Stowe (Findhorn)
  • Respecting the Soul by Keith Boykin (Avon)
  • Coming Out Spiritually by Christian De La Huerta and Matthew Fox
  • Prayer Warriors by Stuart Howell Miller
  • Queer Dharma 2 by Winston Leyeland

Science Fiction/Fantasy

  • WINNER: Minions of the Moon by Richard Bowe (Tor)
  • Night Shade: Gothic Tales by Women edited by Victoria Brownworth and Judith Redding
  • The Annunciate by Severna Park
  • The Gumshoe, the Witch, and the Virtual Corpse by Keith Hartman
  • Through a Brazen Mirror by Delia Sherman

Small Press

  • WINNER: Massage by Henry Flesh (Akashic)
  • Christ-Like by Emanuel Xavier
  • Hey Paesan! by Capone, Leto & Mecca
  • Mr. Dalloway by Robin Lippincott
  • The Queer Press Guide edited by Paul Harris


  • WINNER: Trumpet by Jackie Kay (Pantheon)
  • Crossing by Deirdre McCloskey
  • From Toads to Queens by Jacobo Schifter
  • The Drag King Book by Del LaGrace Volcano and Judith Halberstam
  • Transmen and FTMs by Jason Cromwell

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