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Nominees for the 20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards

The list of books currently nominated will be updated as often as possible.

Nominees as of November 28, 2007:

LGBT Anthologies | LGBT Arts & Culture
LGBT Childrens/Young Adult | LGBT Drama/Theater
LGBT Erotica | LGBT Nonfiction | LGBT Poetry
LGBT Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror | LGBT Studies

Bisexual | Transgender | Lesbian Debut Fiction | Gay Debut Fiction

Women's Fiction | Women's Romance
Women's Mystery | Women's Memoir/Biography

Men's Fiction | Men's Romance
Men's Mystery | Men's Memoir/Biography

LGBT ANTHOLOGIES

  • Seminal, John Barton and Billeh Nickerson (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Sex by the Book, Kevin Bentley (Green Candy Press)
  • Beyond Brokeback, Members of the Ultimate Brokeback Forum (Wingspan Press)
  • Juicy Mother 2, Jennifer Camper (Manic D Press)
  • Between Men, Richard Canning (Carroll & Graf)
  • Vital Signs, Richard Canning (Carroll & Graf)
  • Dragonfly Stories, Joyce Cascio (Rainbow Legends LLC)
  • Torqued Tales, S.A. Clements (Torquere Press)
  • Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, edited by Melissa de la Cruz & Tom Dolby (Penguin)
  • Love, Castro Street, Katherine V. Forrest & Jim Van Buskirk (Alyson Books)
  • Voices Rising, G. Winston James & Other Country, eds. (RedBone Press)
  • Focus on the Fabulous, Matt Kailey (Johnson Books)
  • First Person Queer, Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Eyes of Desire 2: A Deaf GLBT Reader, Raymond Luczak (Handtype Press)
  • Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Michael Luongo (Haworth Press)
  • Nobody Passes, Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Seal Press)
  • Queer Voices from Japan, Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganama, & James Welker (Lexington Books)
  • Men of Mystery: Homoerotic Tales of Intrigue and Suspense, Sean Meriwether & Greg Wharton, (Haworth)
  • Baby Remember My Name, Michelle Tea (Carroll & Graf)
  • Identity Envy, Jim Tushinkski & Jim Van Buskirk (Haworth Press)
  • Reflections in a Critical Eye, Jan Whitt (University Press of America)

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LGBT ARTS & CULTURE

  • You Can Run, Jesse Archer (Haworth)
  • Media Queered, Kevin Barnhurst (Peter Lang Publishing)
  • Sex & Isolation, Bruce Benderson (University of Winsconsin)
  • Unexplained Presence, Tisa Bryant (Leon Works)
  • Hard Boys, Harry Bush & Robert Mainardi (Green Candy Press)
  • Awkward: A Detour, Mary Cappello (Bellevue Literary Press)
  • Comin' At Ya!, David L. Chapman and Thomas Waugh (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Art That Dares, Kittredge Cherry (AndroGyne Press)
  • The View From Here, Matthew Hays (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Feeling Backward, Heather Love (Harvard University Press)
  • Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, Felice Picano (Carroll & Graf)
  • The Q Guide to Wine and Cocktails, Scott Pomfret & Scott Whittier (Alyson Books)
  • Blood Moon's Guide to Gay & Lesbian Film, Darwin Porter & Danforth Prince (Blood Moon Productions)
  • Return of the Caffe Cino, Steve and Birimisa Susoyev (Moving Finger Press)

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LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT

  • Busted, Phil Bildner (Simon & Schuster)
  • Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, Peter Cameron (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List, Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (Random House Children's Books)
  • S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know…, Heather Corinna (Marlowe & Co.)
  • Touching Snow, M. Sindy Felin (Athenaeum Books)
  • What Are Parents? The Daddy Edition, Kyme Fox-Lee and Susan Fox-Lee (Story Tyme Publishing)
  • The Boy Who Wanted to Be a Dancer, Rod Gambassi (Window Books)
  • Hear Us Out!, Nancy Garden (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Split Screen, Brent Hartinger (Harper Collins Children's Books)
  • Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend, Carrie Jones (Flux-Llewellyn Worldwide)
  • Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know, Lisa Keen (Beacon Press)
  • Gert Garibaldi's Rands and Raves: One Butt Cheek at a Time, Amber Kizer (Random House Children's Books)
  • What if Someone I Know is Gay?, Eric Marcus (Simon Pulse)
  • Straight Road to Kylie, Nico Medina (Simon Pulse)
  • Hero, Perry Moore (Hyperion)
  • Echo, Kate Moregenroth (Simon & Schuster)
  • No More Sad Goodbyes, Marilyn Reynolds (Morning Glory Press)
  • God Box, Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Bloom, Elizabeth Scott (Simon & Schuster)
  • Erik & Isabelle Senior Year at Foresthill High, Kim Wallace (Foglight Press)
  • Parrotfish, Ellen Wittlinger (Simon & Schuster)

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LGBT DRAMA/THEATER

  • Dose: Plays & Monologues, Dan Bernitt (Sawyer House)
  • Forgiving Troy, Thom Bierdz (Hudson House)
  • Niagara Falls, Victor Bumbalo (Broadway Play Publishing)
  • Chat Room and Other Latino Plays, Leo Cabranes-Grant (Floricanto Press)
  • The Commerical Theather Institute Guide to Producing Plays and Musicals, Ben Hodges (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)
  • Isolated: Two Plays, Greg MacArthur (Coach House Books)
  • Broadway Babylon, Boze Hadleigh (Watson-Guptill Publications)
  • Return of the Caffe Cino, Steve and Birimisa Susoyev (Moving Finger Press)

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LGBT EROTICA

  • The Statue of Pan, Ken Anderson (STARbooks Press)
  • Sex by the Book, Kevin Bentley (Green Candy Press)
  • Fine Flickering Fingers, Alessia Brio (Phaze)
  • Longing, Lust, and Love, Shonia L. Brown (Nghosi Books)
  • Bed: New Lesbian Erotica, Brownworth, Victoria (Haworth)
  • The Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica, Victoria Brownworth & Judith M. Redding (Magic Carpet Books)
  • Hard Boys, Harry Bush & Robert Mainardi (Green Candy Press)
  • The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Erotica, Barbara Cardy (ed.) (Running Press
  • Animal Attraction, Vincent Diamond (Torquere Press)
  • Wolf Tales III, Kate Douglas (Kensington)
  • Wolf Tales IV, Kate Douglas (Kensington)
  • Iridescence, Jolie du Pre (Alyson)
  • Hard Road, Easy Riding, Sacchi Green & Rakelle Valencia, (Haworth)
  • Every Frat Boy Wants It, Todd Gregory (Kensington)
  • His Underwear: An Erotic Anthology, Todd Gregory (Haworth)
  • Tall in the Saddle, Karin Kallmaker, Julia Watts, Therese Szymanski, & Barbra Johnson (Bella Books)
  • In Deep Waters: Cruising the Seas, Karin Kallmaker & Radclyffe (Bella Books)
  • Forbidden Fruit, Will Kane (Kensington)
  • Closet Monsters, Daniel W. Kelly (STARbooks Press)
  • Where the Boys Are, Richard Labonte (Cleis Press)
  • Best Gay Erotica 2008, Richard Labonte and Emanuel Xavier (Cleis Press)
  • Entangled Lives, Marilyn Jaye Lewis (Alyson)
  • Crave: Tales of Lust, Love and Longing, Catherine Lundoff (Lethe Press)
  • Ardennian Boy, William Maltese & Wayne Gunn (MLR Press)
  • Erotic Interludes 5, Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Summer Club & The Creatures, James A. Richards (GLB Publishers)
  • The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica, Lawrence Schimel (Carrol & Graf)
  • Homosex, Simon Sheppard (Running Press)
  • Fantasy: Untrue Stories of Lesbian Passion, Therese Szymanski, Editor (Bella Books)
  • Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, Tristan Taormino & Ali Liebegott (Cleis Press)
  • Porn!: Dirty Gay Erotica, Greg Wharton & Ian Philips (Haworth)
  • Aroused, Sean Wolfe (Kensington)
  • Every Dark Desire, Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

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LGBT NONFICTION

  • You Can Run, Jesse Archer (Haworth)
  • Honorable Bandit, Brian Bouldrey (University of Winsconsin)
  • Unexplained Presence, Tisa Bryant (Leon Works)
  • Girl Meets Girl, Diana Cage (Alyson Books)
  • The Remainder of My Life, Troy Carlyle (Lulu.com)
  • Urban Tantra, Barbara Carrellas (Celestial Arts/Ten Speed Press)
  • Dragonfly Stories, Joyce Cascio (Rainbow Legends LLC)
  • Art That Dares, Kittredge Cherry (AndroGyne Press)
  • No Need to Trouble the Heart, Patrick Conlon, (Raincoast Books)
  • Male Bodies, Women's Souls, LeeRay M. Costa, PhD (Haworth)
  • Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships, Gina Daggett & Kathy Belge (Alyson Books)
  • The Outsports Revolution, Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler, Jr. (Alyson Books)
  • The Brides of March, Beren de Motier (iUniverse)
  • She Kissed Me, Alison Dubois (Blue Horse Publishing)
  • Ask and Tell, Steve Estes (University of North Carolina Press)
  • The Nature of Home, Greta Gaard (University of Arizona Press)
  • Wearing History: T-Shirts from the Gay Rights Movement, Steve Gdula (Alyson Books)
  • 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Judy Gold & Kate Moira Ryan (Hyperion Books)
  • Courting Equality, Patricia Gozemba & Karen Kahn (Beacon Press)
  • A Little Fruitcake, David Valdes Greenwood (Da Capo Press)
  • What Do Gay Men Want?, David Halperin (University of Michigan Press)
  • The Transcended Christian, Daniel A. Helminiac (Alyson Books)
  • The Q Guide to NYC Pride, Patrick Hinds (Alyson Books)
  • Surrounded By Insanity, Robert A. Hoffman (Publish America)
  • Come Out and Win, Sue Hyde (Beacon Press)
  • Everyday Law for Gays and Lesbians, Anthony C. Infanti (Paradigm Publishers)
  • Fried & True, Fay Jacobs (A & M Books)
  • Conjuring Black Funk, Heru Khuti (Vintage Entity Press)
  • First Person Queer, edited by Richard Labonte and Lawrence Schimel (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Feeling Backward, Heather Love (Harvard University Press)
  • Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Michael Luongo (Haworth Press)
  • The Portable Queer: Homo History, Erin McHugh (Alyson Books)
  • The Portable Queer: Out of the Mouths of Queers, Erin McHugh (Alyson Books)
  • The Portable Queer: A Gay In the the Life, Erin McHugh (Alyson Books)
  • Pink Harvest, Toni Morosevich (Mid-List Press)
  • Soulfully Gay, Joe Perez (Integral Books)
  • Art & Sex in Greenwich Village, Felice Picano (Carroll & Graf)
  • The Gay and Lesbian Guide to College Life, Staff of The Princeton Review (Random House/Princeton Review Books)
  • The Q Guide to Wine and Cocktails, Scott Pomfret & Scott Whittier (Alyson Books)
  • Once You Go Black, Robert Reid-Pharr (NYU Press)
  • Other Men's Sons, Michael Rowe (Cormorant Books)
  • Gay Artists in Mondern American Culture, Michael S. Sherry (University of North Carolina Press)
  • America's Child, Susan Sherman (Curbstone Press)
  • Dying, Judy K. Underwood, PhD (Odyssey Ink)
  • Transition and Beyond, Reid Vanderburgh (Q Press)

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LGBT POETRY

  • Walking in Sappho's Garden, Ayin Adams
  • Blissful Times, Sandra Alland (Book Thug)
  • New Jersey, Betsy Andrews (University of Winsconsin Press)
  • Seminal, John Barton and Billeh Nickerson (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • The Human Line, Ellen Bass (Copper Canyon Press)
  • Notebook of Roses and Civilization, Nicole Brossard (Coach House Books
  • All: A James Broughton Reader, James Broughton, edited by Jack Foley (White Crane Wisdom/Lethe Press)
  • Sister, Nickole Brown (Red Hen Press)
  • The Marrow's Telling, Eli Clare (Homofactus Press)
  • The Natural Law of Water, Kathleen Cluver (Burning Bush)
  • Blackbird and Wolf, Henri Cole (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
  • Catching Tigers in Red Weather, Andrew Demcak (Three Candles Press)
  • A Question of Gravity and Light, Blas Falconer (University of Arizona Press)
  • Blind Date with Cavafy, Steve Fellner (Marsh Hawk Press)
  • After the Fall, Edward Field (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Scarlet E, Lois Glenn (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath, Benjamin Grossberg (Ashland Poetry Series)
  • Under Sleep, Daniel Hall (University of Chicago Press)
  • Rift, Forrest Hamer (Four Way Books)
  • The Islands Project, Eloise Klein Healy (Red Hen Press)
  • Hejira, Reginald T. Jackson (Outskirts Press)
  • I'm the Man Who Loves You, Amy King (Blazevox Books)
  • More Than Anything, Hiram Larew (Vrzhu Press)
  • My Body, Joan Larkin (Hanging Loose Press)
  • Imago, Joseph Legaspi (CavanKerry Press)
  • A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, Dawn Lundy Martin (University of Georgia Press)
  • Sorry, Tree, Eileen Myles (Wave Books)
  • What's Written on the Body, Peter Pereira (Copper Canyon Press)
  • The Body is No Machine, Jennifer Perrine (New Issues)
  • Torch River, Elizabeth Philips (Brick Books)
  • Quiver of Arrows, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
  • Wonder, Nicole Pollifrone (P.D. Publishing)
  • The Brightness, William Reichard (Mid-List Press)
  • Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth, Adrienne Rich (W.W. Norton)
  • Breezeway, Jason Roush (Windstorm Creative)
  • Rhythms, Leo Shelton (Tugson Press)
  • Fata Morgana, Reginald Shepherd (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Theory of Orange, Rachel M. Simon (Pavement Saw Press)
  • The Screw and the Fast of It, Nathalie Stephens (Nightboat Books)
  • Purple Hats and Pink Tutus, Betty Nadine Thomas (Spruce Head Island Press)
  • Going Around with Bachelors, Agnes Walsh (Brick Books)
  • The Second Person, C. Dale Young (Four Way Books)
  • Human Resources, Rachel Zolf (Coach House Books)

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LGBT SCI-FI/FANTASY/HORROR

  • Water Witch, Nene Adams (P.D. Publishing)
  • Q-FAQ, Tom Bacchus (Haworth)
  • Face of the Enemy, Sandra Barrett (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Blood Desires, Laura Baumbach (MLR Press)
  • So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction, Steve Berman (Haworth)
  • Vintage: A Ghost Story, Steve Berman (Haworth)
  • Carnal Sacraments, Perry Brass (Belhue Press)
  • Rebel's Quest, Gunn Brooke (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Orphan's Quest, Pat Nelson Childs (Glynworks Publishing)
  • The Very Bloody Marys, M. Christian (Haworth)
  • Queens of Tristaine, Cate Culpepper (Bold Strokes Books)
  • The Forgotten Ones, Douglas Ferguson (Reverse Rapture Books)
  • Dynasty of Rogues, Jane Fletcher (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Sister's Flight, Jeanne G'Fellers (Bella Books)
  • Wicked Gentlemen, Ginn Hale (Blind Eye Books)
  • World Without Winter, Steve Pierce (P.D. Publishing)
  • In the Blood, Rick R. Reed (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Banshee's Honor, Shaylynn Rose (P.D. Publishing)
  • Spaceman Blues: A Love Song, Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books)
  • The Danger Dance, Caro Soles (Haworth)
  • Away from the Dawn, Kate Sweeney (Intaglio Publications)
  • The Dust of Wonderland, Lee Thomas (Alyson Books)
  • Every Dark Desire, Fiona Zedde (Kensington)

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LGBT STUDIES

  • Media Queered, Kevin Barnhurst (Peter Lang Publishing)
  • Jack Nichols, Gay Pioneer, J. Louis Cambell (Haworth)
  • Writing Desire, Bertram Cohler (University of Winsconsin Press)
  • American Psychiatry and Homosexuality, Jack Drescher, MD & Joseph P. Merlind, MD, MPA (Haworth)
  • Heterosexism in Contemporary Word Religion, Marvin M. Ellison and Judith Plaskow (The Pilgrim Press)
  • Carry the Word, Steven G. Fullwood & Lisa C. Moore (eds.) (Vintage Entity Press)
  • Bisexual Women, M. Paz Galupo, PhD, (Haworth Press)
  • God Comes Out, Olive Elaine Hinnant (Pilgrim Press)
  • A Hint of Homosexuality, Bruce H. Joffe (Xlibris)
  • The First Man-Made Man, Pagan Kennedy (Bloomsbury)
  • Ministry Among God's Queer Folk: LGBT Pastoral Care, David J. Kundtz and Bernard S. Schlager (The Pilgrim Press)
  • Between Women, Sharon Marcus (Princeton University Press)
  • Queer Voices from Japan, Mark McLelland, Katsuhiko Suganama, & James Welker (Lexington Books)
  • Queering Public Address, Charles E. Morris (University of South Carolina Press)
  • Cultural Erotics in Cuban America, Ricardo L. Ortiz (University of Minnesota Press)
  • Caribbean Pleasure Industry, Mark Padilla (University of Chicago Press)
  • Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, & the Black American Intellectual, Robert Reid-Pharr (NYU Press)
  • Somewhere in the Double Rainbow, Cheryl Stobie (University of Kwala Zule-Natal Press)
  • Reflections in a Critical Eye, Jan Whitt (University Press of America)

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BISEXUAL

  • Look Both Ways, Jennifer Baumgardner (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
  • Lord Carabas, James Buchanan (Phaze)
  • Crossdressing, Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press)
  • Chat Room and Other Latino Plays, Leo Cabranes-Grant (Floricanto Press)
  • Wolf Tales III, Kate Douglas (Kensington)
  • Wolf Tales IV, Kate Douglas (Kensington)
  • Landing, Emma Donoghue (Harcourt)
  • Becoming Visible, Beth Firestein, Ed., (Columbia University Press)
  • Bisexual Women, M. Paz Galupo, PhD, (Haworth Press)
  • Include Me Out, Farley Granger (St. Martin's Press)
  • Split Screen, Brett Hartinger (Harper Collins Children's Books)
  • The Tourists, Jeff Hobbs (Simon & Schuster)
  • What if It Feels Good?, D.J. McLaurin (Taylor Nicole Publishing)
  • Summer Club & The Creatures, James A. Richards (GLB Publishers)
  • Somewhere in the Double Rainbow, Cheryl Stobie (University of Kwala Zule-Natal Press)
  • Baby Love, Rebecca Walker (Riverhead Books)
  • The Mandrake Broom, Jess Wells (Firebrand Books)

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TRANSGENDER

  • Male Bodies, Women's Souls, LeeRay M. Costa, PhD, (Haworth)
  • The Marrow's Telling, Eli Clare (Homofactus Press)
  • Vienna Dolorosa, Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)
  • The First Man-Made Man, Pagan Kennedy (Bloomsbury)
  • What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Nobody Passes, Mattilda, aka Matt Bernstein Sycamore (Seal Press)
  • Scott Free, Marijane Meaker (Carroll & Graf)
  • Omnigender: A Trans-Religious Approach, Revised & Expanded, Virginia Ramey Mollenkott (The Pilgrim Press)
  • Whipping Girl, Julia Serano (Seal Press)
  • Transition and Beyond, Reid Vanderburgh (Q Press)

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LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

  • The Choice, Maria Ciletti (Haworth)
  • Longing, Lust, and Love, Shonia L. Brown (Nghosi Books)
  • Lockjaw, Holly Farris (Gival Press)
  • View from a Burning Bridge, Sarah Goodyear (Red Hen Press)
  • Dahlia Season, Myriam Gurba (Manic D Press)
  • Pink, Jennifer Harris (Haworth)
  • Promise Not to Tell, Jennifer McMahon (HarperCollins)
  • Femme Noir, Clara Nipper (Alpha World Press)
  • Where Bones Dance, Nina Newington (University of Wisconsin)
  • Miss McGhee, Bett Norris (Bywater Books)
  • Butch Girls Can Fix Anything, Paula Offutt (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Greetings from Jamaica, Mari San Giovanni (Bywater Books)
  • Dateland, Jennifer Parello (McKenna Publishing Group)
  • Choices, Skyy (Kings Crossing Publishing)
  • Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking, Aoibheann Sweeney (The Penguin Press)
  • House of Clouds, K. I. Thompson (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Breathing Underwater, Lu Vickers (Alyson Books)
  • Killer Storm, Jen Wright (Clover Valley Press)
  • O Street, Corrina Wycoff (Other Voices)

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GAY DEBUT FICTION

  • Double Abduction, Chris Beakey (J. Boylston/ ibooks, Inc.)
  • Unrequited, James Bennett (Zumaya Boundless)
  • The Hair-Raising Adventures of Jayms Blonde, Robert W. Cabell
  • Orphan's Quest, Pat Nelson Childs (Glynworks Publishing)
  • Freshman Pledge, Larry Coles (P.D. Publishing)
  • Murder at the Universe, Daniel Edward Craig (Midnight Ink-Llewellyn)
  • Boston Boys Club, Johnny Diaz (Kensington)
  • Straightening Ali, Amjeed Kabil (STARbooks Press)
  • A Push and a Shove, Christopher Kelly (Alyson Books)
  • The Voyeur, Michael Luongo (Alyson Books)
  • Hero, Perry Moore (Hyperion)
  • World Without Winter, Steve Pierce (P.D. Publishing)
  • Capote in Kansas, Kim Powers (Da Capo/Perseus Books)
  • The Filly, Mark R. Probst (Cheyenne Publishing)
  • That Was Then, Michael Quadland (Red Hen Press)
  • Harry & Dickless Tom, Brad Rader (Flaming Artist Press)
  • A Secret Edge, Robin Reardon (Kensington)
  • SoMa, Kemble Scott (Kensington)
  • Worth Fighting With, Vincent Quinn (Haworth)
  • Pierce, Roberto Ferrari (Haworth)

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WOMEN'S FICTION

  • Witch's Kiss, Nene Adams (P.D. Publishing)
  • Reiko's Garden, Brenda Adcock (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Biting the Apple, Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Carroll & Graf)
  • Where Shadows Linger, Mary D. Brooks (P.D. Publishing)
  • Strapped, Laurinda D. Brown (Q-Boro Books)
  • On the Air, Geonn Cannon (P.D. Publishing)
  • The Choice, Maria Ciletti (Haworth)
  • Hard Times,  Blayne Cooper (Spinsters Ink)
  • Mermaid, Michelene Esposito (Spinsters Ink)
  • The Heart's Strength, Anna Furtado (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Punk and Zen, J.D. Glass (Bold Strokes Books)
  • View from a Burning Bridge, Sarah Goodyear (Red Hen Press)
  • Always, Nicola Griffith (Riverhead Books)
  • Pink, Jennifer Harris (Haworth)
  • The Cottage, Gerri Hill (Bella Books)
  • Stray, Sheri Joseph (MacAdam/Cage)
  • Shimmer and Other Stories, Lori L. Lake (Regal Crest)
  • Cherry Grove, Susan X Meagher (Brisk Press)
  • After Eden, Valerie Miner (University of Oklahoma Press)
  • Femme Noir, Clara Nipper (Alpha World Press)
  • Miss McGhee, Bett Norris (Bywater Books)
  • Eyes of Gray, Dani O'Connor (Spinsters Ink)
  • Same Socks Marriage, Dani O'Connor (Bella Books)
  • Assisted Living, Sheila Ortiz-Taylor (Spinsters Ink)
  • Piper's Someday, Ruth Perkinson (Spinsters Ink)
  • Twilight, Kim Pritekel (P.D. Publishing)
  • Furthest from the Gate, Ann Roberts (Spinsters Ink)
  • Greetings from Jamaica, Mari San Giovanni (Bywater Books)
  • Vulture's Kiss, Justine Saracen (Bold Strokes Books)
  • The Child, Sarah Schulman (Carroll & Graf)
  • Choices, Skyy (Kings Crossing Publishing)
  • House of Clouds, K. I. Thompson (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Shadow Work, Cynthia Tyler (Haworth)
  • Close Enough, Jane Vollbrecht (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • In Broad Daylight, Jane Vollbrecht (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • The Kind of Girl I Am, Julia Watts (Spinsters Ink)
  • The Mandrake Broom, Jess Wells (Firebrand Books)
  • Turning Point, Lara Zielinsky (P.D. Publishing)

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WOMEN'S ROMANCE

  • Gift of Time, Robin Alexander (Intaglio Publications)
  • Heartsong, Lynn Ames (Intaglio Publications)
  • Mistress of the Runes, Andrews & Austin (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Lady Knight, L.J. Baker (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Focus of Desire, Kim Baldwin (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Lavender Secrets, Sandra Barret (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Mine, Georgia Beers (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Hearts Aflame, Ronica Black (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Breaking Jaie, S. Renee Bess (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Aspen's Embers, Diana Tremaine Braund (Bella Books)
  • Sheridan's Fate, Gunn Brooke (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Strapped, Laurinda D. Brown (Q-Boro Books)
  • The Education of Ellie, Jackie Calhoun (Bella Books)
  • Come and Get Me, Julie Cannon (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Please Forgive Me, Megan Carter (Bella Books)
  • Whiskey and Oak Leaves, Jamie Clevenger (Bella Books)
  • Past Remembering, Lyn Denison (Bella Books)
  • Landing, Emma Donoghue (Harcourt)
  • Fully Involved, Erin Dutton (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Reality Bytes, Jane Frances (Bella Books)
  • The Spanish Pearl, Catherine Friend (Bold Strokes Books)
  • More Than Paradise, Jennifer Fulton (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Red Light, J. D. Glass (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Such a Pretty Face, Gabrielle Goldsby (Bold Strokes Books)
  • All That Glitters, Peggy J. Herring (Bella Books)
  • The Target, Gerri Hill (Bella Books)
  • The Road Home, Frankie J. Jones (Bella Books)
  • And Playing the Role of Herself, K. E. Lane (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Not Single Enough, Grace Lennox (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Out of Love, K. G. MacGregor (Bella Books)
  • Sumter Point, K. G. MacGregor (Bella Books)
  • For Now, for Always, Marianne K. Martin (Bywater Books)
  • Cherry Grove, Susan X Meagher (Brisk Press)
  • Rising Storm, J. Lee Meyer (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Lois Lenz, Lesbian Secretary, Monica Nolan (Kensington)
  • Butch Girls Can Fix Anything, Paula Offutt (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Dateland, Jennifer Parello (McKenna Publishing Group)
  • When Dreams Tremble, Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Winds of Fortune, Radclyffe (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Brilliant, Ann Roberts (Bella Books)
  • Running with the Wind, Nell Stark (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Family Values, Vicki Stevenson (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Second Season, Ali Vali (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Close Enough, Jane Vollbrecht (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • In Broad Daylight, Jane Vollbrecht (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Braggin Rights, Kenna White (Bella Books)
  • Skin Deep, Kenna White (Bella Books)

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WOMEN'S MYSTERY

  • Redress of Grievances, Brenda Adcock (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Blind Curves, Diane and Jacob Anderson-Minshall (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Stellium in Scorpio, Andrews & Austin (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Place of Exile, Rose Beecham (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Date Night Club, Saxon Bennett (Bella Books)
  • Borderline, Terri Breneman (Bella Books)
  • Bleeding Hearts, Lindy Cameron (Bywater Books)
  • Wall of Silence, 2nd Ed., Gabrielle Goldsby (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Always, Nicola Griffith (Riverhead Books)
  • Mortal Groove, Ellen Hart (St. Martin's Press)
  • In the Name of the Father, Gerri Hill (Bella Books)
  • The Skin Beneath, Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)
  • Sticky Fingers, Morgan Hunt (Alyson Books)
  • Selective Memory, Jennifer L. Jordan (Spinsters Ink)
  • Taylorwood, G.L. McCarthy (Booksurge)
  • The Platypus Ploy, Claire McNab (Alyson Books)
  • Ordinary Furies, Linda Morganstein (Spinsters Ink)
  • Assisted Living, Sheila Ortiz-Taylor (Spinsters Ink)
  • Laura's War, Ursula Steck (Bella Books)
  • It's All Smoke and Mirrors, Therese Szymanski (Bella Books)
  • Murder Came Second, Jessica Thomas (Bella Books)
  • Shadow Work, Cynthia Tyler (Haworth)
  • Butcher of Dreams, Kay Williams & Eileen Wyman (Calliope Press)
  • Killer Storm, Jen Wright (Clover Valley Press)

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WOMEN'S MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

  • Nightlight, Janine Auric (Alyson Books)
  • Comfort Food for Breakups, Marusya Bocurkiuw (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • Are There Closets in Heaven, Carol Curoe & Robert Curoe (Suren Book Company)
  • The Brides of March, Beren de Motier (iUniverse)
  • 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Judy Gold & Kate Moira Ryan (Hyperion Books)
  • An Army of Ex-Lovers, Amy Hoffman (University of Massachusetts Press)
  • Fried & True, Fay Jacobs (A & M Books)
  • Two Lives: Gertrude & Alice, Janet Malcolm (Yale University Press)
  • America's Child, Susan Sherman (Curbstone Press)
  • Waiting for the Call, Jaqueline Taylor (University of Michigan Press)

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MEN's FICTION

  • The Virgin of Flames, Chris Abani (Penguin)
  • The Statue of Pan, Ken Anderson (STARbooks Press)
  • Subsurdity, Eric Arvin (iUniverse)
  • Longhorns, Victor J. Banis (Running Press)
  • First Person Plural, Andrew W.M. Beierle (Kensington)
  • Housecleaning, Dan Boyle (Haworth)
  • Carnal Sacraments, Perry Brass (Belhue Press)
  • Roulette, Adrian Brooks (Suspect Thoughts Press)
  • The New America, Brighten Cambridge (Author House)
  • Looker, Stanley Bennet Clay (Simon-Schuster/Strebar)
  • Just a Boy, R.W. Clinger (Haworth)
  • Freshman Pledge, Coles Larry (P.D. Publishing)
  • Dark Reflections, Samuel R. Delany (Carroll & Graf)
  • Vienna Dolorosa, Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)
  • The City, N.A. Diaman (Persona Press)
  • Changing Tides, Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
  • The Messiah, Lee Hayes (Simon-Schuster/Strebar)
  • A Perfect Scar and Other Stories, Trebor Healey (Haworth)
  • The Tourists, Jeff Hobbs (Simon & Schuster)
  • A Push and a Shove, Christopher Kelly (Alyson Books)
  • Hot Valley, James Lear (Cleis Press)
  • Like Son, Felicia Luna Lemus (Akashic Books)
  • Devil's Bridge, Greg Lilly (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • The Voyeur, Michael Luongo (Alyson Books)
  • Brendan Wolf, Brian Malloy (St. Martin's Press)
  • Men Who Love Men, William J. Mann (Kensington)
  • Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin (HarperCollins)
  • Papi Chulo, Carlos T. Mock, MD (Floricanto Press)
  • The Cure, Varley O'Connor (Bellevue Literary Press)
  • Capote in Kansas, Kim Powers (Da Capo/Perseus Books)
  • The Filly, Mark R. Probst (Cheyenne Publishing)
  • That Was Then, Michael Quadland (Red Hen Press)
  • The Beloved Son, Jay Quinn (Alyson Books)
  • Harry & Dickless Tom, Brad Rader (Flaming Artist Press)
  • When You Were Me, Robert Rodi (Kensington)
  • Manhood: The Longest Moan, L. M. Ross (Q-Boro Books)
  • Walking Wounded, Lee Rowan (Linden Bay Romance)
  • The New Kid, Eliot Schiefer (Simon & Schuster)
  • SoMa, Kemble Scott (Kensington)
  • Drop … Dead: The DJ Murders, Tonne Serah (Haworth)
  • Spaceman Blues: A Love Song, Brian Francis Slattery (Tor Books)
  • Selfish & Perverse, Bob Smith (Carroll & Graf)
  • Right Side of the Wrong Bed, Frederick Smith (Kensington)
  • Beginnings, L. T. Smith (P.D. Publishing)
  • A Few Hints and Clews, Robert Taylor (Haworth)
  • Return to Arcadia, H. Nigel Thomas (Tsar Publications)
  • The Down Low Diaries, Eric Ware (Wareword Publishing)
  • Chaos, Edmund White (Carroll & Graf)
  • Hotel de Dream, Edmund White (HarperCollins)
  • Postcards from Heartthrob Town, Gerard Wozek (Haworth)

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MEN's ROMANCE

  • Roughhousing, Laura Baumbach (MLR Press)
  • Lord Carabas by James Buchanan (Phaze)
  • When You Don't See Me, Timothy James Beck (Kensington)
  • Boston Boys Club, Johnny Diaz (Kensington)
  • Changing Tides, Michael Thomas Ford (Kensington)
  • Every Frat Boy Wants It, Todd Gregory (Kensington)
  • A Secret Edge, Robin Reardon (Kensington)
  • Right Side of the Wrong Bed, Frederick Smith (Kensington)
  • Ardennian Boy, William Maltese and Wayne Gunn (MLR Press)
  • Until the End of Time, Syd McGinley (Torquere Press)
  • Founder, Jodi Payne (Torquerre Press)
  • The Master of Seacliff, Max Pierce (Haworth)
  • Winds of Change, Lee Rowan (Linden Bay Romance)
  • Broadway Nights, Seth Rudetsky (Alyson Books)
  • A Few Hints and Clews, Robert Taylor (Haworth)
  • Fruit Cocktail, Arthur Wooten (Alyson Books)

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MEN's MYSTERY

  • Double Abduction, Chris Beakey (J. Boylston/ ibooks, Inc.)
  • Stain of the Berry, Anthony Bidulka (Insomniac Press)
  • Pierce, Roberto Ferrari (Haworth)
  • The Dream Ender, Dorien Gray (Zumaya Boundless)
  • Murder in the Rue Chartres, Greg Herren (Alyson Books)
  • The Assassination of George W. Bush: A Love Story, Krandall Kraus (Lulu)
  • Boy Meets Body, Josh Lanyon and Sarah Black (MLR Press)
  • Men of Mystery: Homoerotic Tales of Intrigue and Suspense, Sean Meriwether & Greg Wharton (Haworth)
  • Mosaic Virus, Mock, Carlos T. Mock, MD (Floricanto Press)
  • Mahu Surfer, Neil Plakcy (Alyson Books)
  • IM, Rick R. Reed (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • The P'Town Murders, Jeffrey Round (Haworth)
  • Body and Blood, Michael Schiefelbein (St. Martin's Press)
  • Drop … Dead: The DJ Murders, Tonne Serah (Haworth)
  • Drag Queen in the Court of Death, Caro Soles (Haworth)
  • The House on Capitol Hill, Jeffrey Lynn Stoddard (P.D. Publishing)
  • Ice in His Veins, Chuck Zito (Llewellyn Worldwide)

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MEN'S MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

  • Forgiving Troy, Thom Bierdz (Hudson House)
  • The Remainder of My Life, Troy Carlyle (Lulu.com)
  • Holding the Man, Timothy Conigrave (Cuttyhunk Books)
  • Following My Heart, N.A. Diaman (Persona Press)
  • Dog Years, Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin's Theory, Kenny Fries (Perseus Books)
  • Homo Domesticus, Greenwood, David Valdes, (Da Capo Press)
  • Fast Company, David M. Gross (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux)
  • Fever Vision, Eugene Hayworth (Dalkey Archive Press)
  • Surrounded By Insanity, Robert A. Hoffman (Publish America)
  • Postcards from Palm Springs, Robert Julian (Lulu.com)
  • When Doctors Become Patients, Robert Klitzman (Oxford University Press)
  • What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)
  • Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, Randall Neece (Alyson Books)
  • Naked in Paradise, Len Richmond (Sybaritic Press)
  • Mississippi Sissy, Kevin Sessums (St. Martin's Press)
  • The Book of Rude, Stephen Sure, Charles Suhor (ed.) (MBF/New South Books)
  • Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler, Wade Rouse (Harmony)
  • Naked, Corey Taylor (Kensington)

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