The following sixteen books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.
Allen, Mariette Pathy. TransCuba. Daylight Books.
Cogswell, Kelly. Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger. University of Minnesota Press.
Kugle, Scott Sriaj al-Haqq. Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims. NYU Press.
Leavitt, David. The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel. Bloombury USA.
Livingston, Chip. Naming Ceremony. Lethe Press.
Mann, Randall. Straight Razor. Persea Books.
Novo, Salvador. Pillar of Salt: An Autobiography, with 19 Erotic Sonnets. University of Texas Press.
Nyeck, S.N. and Marc Epprecht, eds. Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory, Citizenship. McGill Queens University Press.
Osman, Diriye. Fairytales for Lost Children. Angelica Entertainment LTD.
Parkinson, R.B. and Kate Smith. A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World. Columbia University Press.
Pritchard, Melissa. Palmerino. Bellevue Literary Press.
Sicha, Choire. Very Recent History. HarperCollins.
Silva, Linda Kay. Echo’s Revenge. Sapphire Books.
Stafford, Zach, ed. Boys: An Anthology. Thought Catalog.
Steele, Valerie, ed. A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk. Yale University Press.
Strub, Sean. Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival. Scribner.