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Books Submitted for the 20th
Annual Lambda Literary Awards

The Lambda Literary Awards seek to recognize excellence in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. Each year, over 80 judges -- writers, booksellers, librarians, journalists -- assess the entries in more than 20 categories. In this awards cycle, 463 books have been submitted by 190 publishers.

NOTE: Any book with LGBT content can be submitted for a Lambda Literary Award, by its author or by its publisher. These books have not been chosen by the judges, but submitted for their consideration. The finalists have been chosen for their achievment.

Submissions as of January 1, 2008:

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)
  • So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction, Steve Berman (Haworth)
  • 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 Countries, 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)
  • All: A James Broughton Reader, James Broughton, edited by Jack Foley (White Crane Wisdom/Lethe Press)
  • 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)
  • Isherwood on Writing, Christopher Isherwood, edited by James J. Berg (University of Minnesota Press)
  • The Grand Surprise: The Journals of Leo Lerman, Leo Lerman, edited by Stephen Pascal (Knopf)
  • 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)
  • Other Men's Sons, Michael Rowe (Cormorant Books)
  • Return of the Caffe Cino, edited by Steve Susoyev and
    George Birimisa (Moving Finger Press)

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LGBT CHILDRENS/YOUNG ADULT

  • Transparent, Cris Beam (Harcourt)
  • 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)
  • Freak Show, James St. James (Dutton Children's/Penguin)
  • 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)
  • Saints of Augustine, P.E. Ryan (HarperTeen)
  • God Box, Alex Sanchez (Simon & Schuster)
  • Bloom, Elizabeth Scott (Simon & Schuster)
  • Inside Out, Nadia Shivack (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 to the Caffe Cino, edited by Steve Susoyev and
    George Birimisa (Moving Finger Press)

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LGBT EROTICA

  • The Statue of Pan, Ken Anderson (STARbooks Press)
  • Fine Flickering Fingers, Alessia Brio (Phaze)
  • Longing, Lust, and Love, Shonia L. Brown (Nghosi Books)
  • Bed: New Lesbian Erotica, Victoria Brownworth (Haworth)
  • The Golden Age of Lesbian Erotica, Victoria Brownworth & Judith M. Redding (Magic Carpet Books)
  • Crossdressing, Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press)
  • The Werewolves of Central Park, Tom Cardamone (Starbooks 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)
  • Red Light, J. D. Glass (Bold Strokes Books)
  • 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: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica, 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)
  • Finding the Movement, Anne Enke (Duke University Press)
  • 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)
  • Walk with Us, Elizabeth K. Gordon (Crandall, Dostie & Douglass 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)
  • Queering Reproduction, Laura Mamo (Duke University 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)
  • Between Women, Sharon Marcus (Princeton University Press)
  • Pink Harvest, Toni Mirosevich (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)
  • Terrorist Assemblages, Jasbir K. Puar (Duke University 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)
  • Imagining Transgender, David Valentine (Duke University Press)
  • 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
  • Sister, Nickole Brown (Red Hen Press)
  • The Enemy, Rafael Campo (Duke University Press)
  • The Marrow's Telling, Eli Clare (Homofactus Press)
  • Blackbird and Wolf, Henri Cole (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
  • The Natural Law of Water, Kathleen Culver (Burning Bush)
  • 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)
  • Otherwise Obedient, Carol Potter (Red Hen Press)
  • 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)
  • The Late Show, David Trinidad (Turtlepoint 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)
  • A Nice Girl Like You, Tyree Campbell (Bedazzled Ink)
  • 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)
  • Closet Monsters, Daniel W. Kelly (STARbooks Press)
  • Water Logic, Laurie Marks (Small Beer Press)
  • A Companion to Wolves, Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (Tor 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)
  • Ha'penny, Jo Walton (Tor 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 and RedBone 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)
  • Unleashing the Unpopular, Isabel Killoran and Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, editors (Association for Childhood Education International)
  • 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, Brent Hartinger (Harper Collins Children's Books)
  • The Tourists, Jeff Hobbs (Simon & Schuster)
  • Stray, Sheri Joseph (MacAdam/Cage)
  • 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

  • Transparent, Cris Beam (Harcourt)
  • She's Not the Man I Married, Helen Boyd (Seal)
  • 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)
  • Imagining Transgender, David Valentine (Duke University 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)
  • The Skin Beneath, Nairne Holtz (Insomniac Press)
  • 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

  • The Sudden Disappearance of the Gays, David Allyn (Henkle Press)
  • Double Abduction, Chris Beakey (J. Boylston/ ibooks, Inc.)
  • Unrequited, James Bennett (Zumaya Boundless)
  • The Hair-Raising Adventures of Jayms Blonde, Robert W. Cabell
  • Tales from the Town of Widows, James Canon (Harpercollins)
  • 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)
  • Pierce, Roberto Ferrari (Haworth)
  • Freak Show, James St. James (Dutton Children's/Penguin)
  • Straightening Ali, Amjeed Kabil (STARbooks Press)
  • A Push and a Shove, Christopher Kelly (Alyson Books)
  • The Voyeur, Michael Luongo (Alyson Books)
  • The Housekeeping Journals, Jim Mason (Turnstone Press)
  • Hero, Perry Moore (Hyperion)
  • The Lost Girl, James Morrison (Parlor Press)
  • The Master of Seacliff, Max Pierce (Haworth)
  • 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)
  • Worth Fighting With, Vincent Quinn (Haworth)
  • Harry & Dickless Tom, Brad Rader (Flaming Artist Press)
  • A Secret Edge, Robin Reardon (Kensington)
  • SoMa, Kemble Scott (Kensington)
  • Selfish & Perverse, Bob Smith (Carroll & Graf)

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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)
  • Shimmer and Other Stories, Lori L. Lake (Regal Crest)
  • The IHOP Papers, Ali Liebegott (Carroll & Graf)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Date Night Club, Saxon Bennett (Bella Books)
  • Breaking Jaie, S. Renee Bess (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • Hearts Aflame, Ronica Black (Bold Strokes Books)
  • Aspen's Embers, Diana Tremaine Braund (Bella Books)
  • Sheridan's Fate, Gun 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)
  • Borderline, Terri Breneman (Bella Books)
  • Bleeding Hearts, Lindy Cameron (Bywater Books)
  • Wall of Silence, 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)
  • 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 Avril (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)
  • And Now We Are Going to Have a Party, Nicola Griffith (Payseur & Schmidt)
  • 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)
  • Deep in the Heart, Sheila R. Morris (Red Letter Press)
  • America's Child, Susan Sherman (Curbstone Press)
  • Waiting for the Call, Jacqueline Taylor (University of Michigan Press)

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MEN's FICTION

  • The Virgin of Flames, Chris Abani (Penguin)
  • Call Me By Your Name, Andre Aciman (Farrar Straus Giroux)
  • The Sudden Disappearance of the Gays, David Allyn (Henkle Press)
  • Talking to the Moon, Noel Alumit (Carroll & Graf)
  • The Statue of Pan, Ken Anderson (STARbooks Press)
  • Subsurdity, Eric Arvin (iUniverse)
  • When You Don't See Me, Timothy James Beck (Kensington)
  • 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, Larry Coles (P.D. Publishing)
  • Dark Reflections, Samuel R. Delany (Carroll & Graf)
  • Vienna Dolorosa, Mykola Dementiuk (Synergy Press)
  • The City, N.A. Diaman (Persona Press)
  • At the Bottom of the Sky, Peter Dube (DC Books)
  • 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)
  • The Indian Clerk, David Leavitt (Bloomsbury)
  • Like Son, Felicia Luna Lemus (Akashic Books)
  • Lost Men, Brian Leung (Crown)
  • Devil's Bridge, Greg Lilly (Regal Crest Enterprises)
  • In the Meantime, Robin Lippincott (The Toby Press)
  • The Voyeur, Michael Luongo (Alyson Books)
  • Fellow Travelers, Thomas Mallon (Pantheon)
  • Brendan Wolf, Brian Malloy (St. Martin's Press)
  • Men Who Love Men, William J. Mann (Kensington)
  • The Housekeeping Journals, Jim Mason (Turnstone Press)
  • Michael Tolliver Lives, Armistead Maupin (HarperCollins)
  • Now Voyagers, James McCourt (Turtlepoint Press)
  • Papi Chulo, Carlos T. Mock, MD (Floricanto Press)
  • The Lost Girl, James Morrison (Parlor Press)
  • The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue, Manuel Munoz (Algonquin)
  • 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)
  • Mothers and Sons: Stories, Colm Toibin (Scribner)
  • 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

  • Slight Details and Random Events, Eric Arvin (Dreamspinner Press)
  • Longhorns, Victor J. Banis (Running Press)
  • 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)
  • Ha'penny, Jo Walton (Tor Books)
  • 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)
  • Queer Latino Testimonio, Keith Haring, and Juanito Xtravaganza: Hard Tails, Arnaldo Cruz-Malave (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Following My Heart, N.A. Diaman (Persona Press)
  • Dog Years, Mark Doty (HarperCollins)
  • The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, Martin Duberman (Knopf)
  • 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, Straus & Giroux)
  • Fever Vision, Eugene Hayworth (Dalkey Archive Press)
  • Surrounded By Insanity, Robert A. Hoffman (Publish America)
  • Postcards from Palm Springs, Robert Julian (Lulu.com)
  • Nureyev, Julie Kavanaugh (Pantheon)
  • The Fire This Time, Randall Kenan (Melville House)
  • When Doctors Become Patients, Robert Klitzman (Oxford University Press)
  • Brian Howard: Portrait of a Failure, Marie-Jacqueline Lancaster (Green Candy Press)
  • What Becomes You, Aaron Raz Link & Hilda Raz (University of Nebraska Press)
  • The Day I Stopped Being Pretty, Rodney Lofton (Strebor Books)
  • Tastes Like Cuba, Eduardo Machado (Penguin)
  • Gone Today, Here Tomorrow, Randall Neece (Alyson Books)
  • Naked in Paradise, Len Richmond (Sybaritic Press)
  • Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler, Wade Rouse (Harmony Books)
  • Mississippi Sissy, Kevin Sessums (St. Martin's Press)
  • The Book of Rude, Stephen Sure, Charles Suhor (ed.) (MBF/New South Books)
  • Naked, Corey Taylor (Kensington)

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Complete List of Participating Publishers

A & M Books
ACEI
Akashic Books
Algonquin
Alpha World Press
Alyson Books
AndroGyne Press
Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Arsenal Pulp Press
Ashland Poetry Press
Atheneum Books
Author House
Beacon Press
Bedazzled Ink
Belhue Press
Bella Books
Bellevue Literary Press
Blazevox Books
Blind Eye Books
Blood Moon Productions
Bloomsbury
Blue Horse Publishing
Bold Strokes Books
Book Thug
Booksurge
Brick Books
Brisk Press
Burning Bush Publication
Bywater Books
Calliope Press
Carroll & Graf
CavanKerry Press
Celestial Arts/Ten Speed Press
Cheyenne Publishing
Cleis Press
Clover Valley Press
Coach House Books
Columbia University Press
Copper Canyon Press
Cormorant Books
Crandall, Dostie & Douglass Books
Curbstone Press
Cuttyhunk Books
Da Capo Press
Dalkey Archive Press
DC Books
Dreamspinner Press
Duke University Press
Dutton Children's/Penguin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Firebrand Books
Flaming Artist Press
Floricanto Press
Flux-Llewellyn Worldwide
Foglight Press
Four Way Books
Gival Press, LLC
GLB Publishers
Glynworks Publishing
Green Candy Press
Handtype Press
Hanging Loose Press
Harcourt
Harmony Books
Harper Collins Children's Books
HarperCollins
HarperTeen
Harvard University Press
Haworth
Haworth
Henkle Press
Homofactus Press
Hudson House
Hyperion
Insomniac Press
Intaglio Publications
Integral Books
iUniverse
J. Boylston/ ibooks, Inc.
Johnson Books
Kensington
Kings Crossing Publishing
Knopf
Leon Works
Lethe Press
Lexington Books
Linden Bay Romance
Lulu Press
MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Magic Carpet Books
Manic D Press
Marlowe & Co.
Marsh Hawk Press
MBF/New South Books
McKenna Publishing Group
Melville House
Mid-List Press
Midnight Ink/Llewellyn
MLR Press
Morning Glory Press
Moving Finger Press
New Issues
Nghosi Books
Nightboat Books
NYU Press
Odyssey Ink
Other Voices
Outskirts Press
Oxford University Press
P.D. Publishing
Palgrave Macmillan
Pantheon
Paradigm Publishers
Parlor Press
Pavement Saw Press
Payseur & Schmidt
Penguin Group, USA
Perseus Books
Persona Press
Peter Lang Publishing
Phaze
Pilgrim Press
Princeton University Press
Publish America
Q Press
Q-Boro Books
Rainbow Legends LLC
Raincoast Books
Random House Children's Books
Random House/Princeton Review Books
Red Hen Press
Red Letter Press
RedBone Press
Regal Crest Enterprises
Reverse Rapture Books
Riverhead Books
Running Press Book Publishers
Sawyer House
Scribner
Seal Press
Simon & Schuster
Simon Pulse
Simon-Schuster/Strebar
Small Beer Press
Spinsters Ink
Spruce Head Island Press
St. Martin's Press
STARbooks Press
Story Tyme Publishing
Subterranean Press
Suren Book Company
Suspect Thoughts Press
Sybaritic Pres
Synergy Press
Taylor Nicole Publishing
The Penguin Press
The Pilgrim Press
Toby Press
Three Candles Press
Tor Books
Torquere Press
Tsar Publications
Tugson Press
Turnstone Press
Turtle Point Press
University of Arizona Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Georgia Press
University of Kwala Zule-Natal Press
University of Massachusetts Press
University of Michigan Press
University of Minnesota Press
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina Press
University of Oklahoma Press
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Carolina Press
University of Wisconsin Press
University Press of America
Vintage Entity Press
Vrzhu Press
W.W. Norton & Company
Wareword Publishing
Watson-Guptill Publications
Wave Books
Window Books
Windstorm Creative
Wingspan Press
Xlibris
Yale University Press
Zumaya Boundless

 

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