The following 28 books have been read and recommended for consideration for the final list by at least one juror.
Adelina, Anthony. Las Hociconas: Three Locas with Big Mouths and Even Bigger Brains. Kórima Press.
Chincilla, Maya. The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poética. Kórima Press.
Cho, Tom. Look Who’s Morphing. Arsenal Pulp Press.
Cianni, Vincent. Gays in the Military. Daylight Books.
Coyote, Ivan and Rae Spoon. Gender Failure. Arsenal Pulp Press.
Currin, Jen. School. Coach House Books.
Ebersole, Dave. Dash #1. Northwest Press.
Edwards, B.C. From the Standard Cyclopedia of Recipes. Black Lawrence Press.
Fields, L.A. Dysfunction. Queer Mojo.
Foley, Laura. Joy Street. Headmistress Press.
Frank, Judith. All I Love and Know. Harper Collins.
Fu, Kim. For Today I Am a Boy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Harris, Sam. Ham: Slices of a Life. Simon and Schuster.
Hart, Ellen. Taken by the Wind. Minotaur Books.
Hernandez, Daisy. A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir. Beacon Press.
Herrera y Lozano, Lorenzo. Amorcito Maricón. Kórima Press.
Hilderbrand, Lucas. Paris is Burning: A Queer Film Classic. Arsenal Pulp Press.
Lange, Chris. Capitol Hillbillies Volume One. Northwest Press.
Law, Janice. Moon Over Tangier. Mysterious Press.
Logan, Christopher. d.r.a.g.: bookthefilm edition. Bookthefilm Publishing.
Mahoney, Jerry. Mommy Man: How I went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad. Taylor Trad Publishing.
Marbut, Damon. Human Crutches. Bareback Press.
Meriam, Mary. Girlie Calendar. Headmistress Press.
Miles, Barry. Call Me Burroughs: A Life. Twelve.
Moise, Lenelle. Haiti Glass. City Lights Publishers.
Mutchler, Terry. Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America. Seal Press.
Schrag, Ariel. Adam. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Walton, Jo. My Real Children. Tor.