The following eleven books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.
Argetsinger, Gerald, Jeff Layer, and Johnny Townsend, eds. Latter-Gay Saints (An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction). Lethe Press.
Brooks, Sarah. The Beginning of Us. Riptide Publishing.
Conrad, Ryan. Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion. AK Press.
Daniels, David J. Clean. Four Way Books.
Donoghue, Emma. Frog Music. Little Brown.
Duncan, Sandy Frances and George Szantoi. Always Love a Villain on San Juan Island. Touchwood Editions.
Gunn, Drewey Wayne and Jaime Harker, eds. 1960s Gay Pulp Fiction: The Misplaced Heritage. University of Massachusetts Press.
McCune Jr., Jeffrey Q. Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing. University of Chicago Press.
Moscowitz, Leigh. The Battle Over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism Through the Media. University of Illinois Press.
Queyras, Sina. MxT. Coach House Books.
Valante, Tal. Mindscape. Riptide Publishing.