Under Consideration

Under consideration for June 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Poetry

Alexander, Jenn. Home. Bywater, 2020.

Arafat, Zaina. You Exist Too Much. Catapult, 2020.

Aragón, Francisco. After Rubén. Red Hen Press, 2020.

Caruso, Melissa. The Obsidian Tower. Orbit, 2020.

Christmas, Jillian. The Gospel of Breaking. Arsenal Pulp, 2020.

Guzmán, Roy G. Catrachos: Poems. Graywolf, 2020.

Sickels, Carter. The Prettiest Star. Hub City Press, 2020.

Som, Biskakh. Apsara Engine. Feminist Press, 2020.

Staples, Dennis. This Town Sleeps. Counterpoint, 2020.


Adjmi, David. Lot Six. Harper, 2020.

Bombardier, Cooper Lee. Pass with Care: Memoirs. Dottir Press, 2020.

Esposito, Cameron. Save Yourself. Grand Central Publishing, 2020.


Under Consideration for May 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Poetry

Buchanan, Rowan Hisayo. Starling Days. Abrams, 2020.

Charles, KJ. Slippery Creatures. KJC Books, 2020.

Dawn, Amber. My Art is Killing Me and Other Poems. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020.

Delabroy-Allard, Pauline. They Say Sarah. Other Press, 2020.

Earley, Elizabeth. Like Wings, Your Hands. Red Hen Press, 2019.

Hall, Alexis. Boyfriend Material. Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2020.

Hashimoto, Emily. A World Between. Feminist Press, 2020.

Herren, Greg. Royal Street Reveillon. Bold Strokes Books, 2019.

Hicks, Faylita. Hoodwitch: Poems. Acre Books, 2019.

Knecht, Rosalie. Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery. Tin House, 2020.

Moniz, Tomas. Big Familia. Acre Books, 2019.

Shraya, Vivek. The Subtweet. ECW Books, 2020.



Altman, Elissa. Motherland: A Memoir of Love, Loathing, and Longing. Ballantine Books, 2019.

Baron, Dennis. What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He and She. W. W. Norton, 2020.

Boylan, Jennifer Finney. Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs. Celadon Books, 2020.

Brim, Matt. Poor Queer Studies: Confronting Elitism in the University. Duke University Press, 2020.

Cervini, Eric. The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. The United States of America. Farrar Straus & Giroux, 2020.

Chen, Angela. Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex. Beacon Press, 2020.

Crewes, Eleanor. The Times I Knew I Was Gay. Scribner, 2020.

Ghaziani, Amin, and Matt Brim, editors. Imagining Queer Methods. NYU Press, 2019.

Koestenbaum, Wayne. Figure It Out: Essays. Soft Skull Press, 2020.

Marszalek, John F. Coming Out of the Magnolia Closet: Same-Sex Couples in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi, 2020.

Mesch, Rachel. Before Trans: Three Gender Stories from Nineteenth-Century France. Stanford University Press, 2020.

Orloff, Alvin. DISASTERAMA!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997. Three Rooms Press, 2019.

Ortile, Matt. The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I’ve Made about Race, Resistance, and Romance. Bold Type Books, 2020.

Rasmussen, Crystal. Diary of a Drag Queen. FSG Originals, 2020.

Rogers, Baker A. Trans Men in the South: Becoming Men. Rowman & Littlefield, 2020.

Szewczyk, Jesse. Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community. Clarkson Potter Publishers, 2020.

Thomas, R. Eric. Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America. Ballantine Books.




Under Consideration for April 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Poetry

Awkward-Rich, Cameron. Dispatch. Persea Books, 2019.

Bibbins, Mark. 13th Balloon. Copper Canyon Press, 2020.

Brayden, Melissa. Back to September. Bold Strokes Books, 2019.

Cabezón Cámara, Gabriela and Frances Riddle. Slum Virgin. Charco Press, 2019.

Coldiron, Katharine. Ceremonials. Kernpunkt Press, 2020.

Diaz, Natalie. Postcolonial Love Poem. Graywolf Press, 2020.

Kramer, Larry. The American People Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Plante, Hazel Jane. Little Blue Encyclopedia. Metonymy Press, 2019.

Reed, Justin Phillip. The Malevolent Volume. Coffee Press Books, 2020.

Smith, Danez. Homie. Graywolf Press, 2020.

Szpara, K. M. Docile. Tor, 2020.

Villanueva Siasoco, Ricco. The Foley Artist. Gaudy Boy, 2019.


Barker, Meg-John. Gender: A Graphic Guide. Icon Books, 2019.

Clemmons, François. Officer Clemmons. Catapult, 2020.

Ruberg, Bonnie. Queer Games Avant-Garde. Duke University Press, 2020.

Shapland, Jenn. My Autobiography of Carson McCullers. Tin House Books, 2020.

Wizenberg, Molly. The Fixed Stars. Abrams Press, 2020.


Under Consideration for March 2020

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Poetry

Crain, Caleb. Overthrow. Penguin Random House, 2019.

Delgado Lopera, Juliana. Fiebre Tropical. Feminist Press, 2020.

Foster, Claire Rudy. Shine of the Ever. Interlude Press, 2019.

Gailey, Sarah. Upright Women Wanted. Tor, 2020.

Greenwell, Garth. Cleanness. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.

Heard, Wendy. The Kill Club. Mira Books, 2019.

Johnson, Cyree Jarelle. Slingshot. Nightboat Books, 2019.

Klune, TJ. The House in the Cerulean Sea. Tor, 2020.

Laskey, Celia. Under the Rainbow. Riverhead, 2020.

Lee, Joon Oluchi. Neotenica. Nightboat Books, 2020.

Martin, Kimmery. The Antidote for Everything. Berkley, 2020.

Moskovich, Yelena. Virtuoso. Two Dollar Radio, 2020.

Muir, Tasmyn. Harrow the Ninth. Tor, 2020.

Phillips, Xandria. Hull. Nightboat Books, 2019.

Porter, Chana. The Seep. Soho Press, 2020.

Taylor, Brandon. Real Life. Riverhead, 2020.


Arceneaux, Michael. I Don’t Want to Die Poor. Atria Books, 2020.

Gottlieb, Iris. Seeing Gender. Chronicle Books, 2019.

Koets, Julia. Rib Joint: A Memoir in Essays. Red Hen Press, 2020.

Lavery, Daniel. Something that May Shock and Discredit You. Simon and Schuster, 2020.

Li, Helen, Jake Hall, Jasjyot Singh Hans, Sofie Birkin. The Art of Drag. Nobrow Press, 2020.


Under Consideration for November 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction & Literature

Alexander, Jenn. The Song of the Sea. Bywater Books, 2019.

Dunn, Gaby. Bury the Lede. Boom! Studios, 2019.

Callahan, Dan. That Was Something. Squares and Rebels, 2018.

Ekotto, Frieda. Don’t Whisper Too Much and Portrait of a Young Artiste from Bona Mbella. Bucknell University Press, 2019.

Fargo, Layne. Temper. Gallery/Scout Press, 2019.

Glasgow, Matty Layne. deciduous qween. Red Hen Press, 2019.

Hoffman, Ada. The Outside. Angry Robot, 2019.

Leicher, S.W. Acts of Assumption. Twisted Road Publications, 2018.

Mann, Jeff (editor). LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia. West Virginia Press, 2019.

Randall, Julian. Refuse. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Reeve, Alex. Half Moon Street. Felony and Mayhem, 2019.

Ringle, Molly. All the Better Part of Me. Central Avenue Publishing, 2019.

Solomon, Rivers. The Deep. Saga Press, 2019.

Waite, Olivia. The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics. Avon Impulse, 2019.

Weiner, Jennifer. Mrs. Everything. Scribner, 2019.



Ball, Carlos. The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBT Adversary to Ally. Beacon Press, 2019.

Baker, Gilbert. Rainbow Warrior: My Life In Color. Chicago Review Press, 2019.

Barker, Meg-John and Alex Iantaffi. Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.

Beemyn, Genny. Trans People in Higher Education. SUNY, 2019.

Bell-Metereaum, Rebecca. Transgender Cinema. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Brown, Karamo. Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope. Gallery Books, 2019.

Cantorna, Amber. Unashamed: A Coming Out Guide for LGBTQ Christians. Westminster John Knox Press, 2019.

Carruthers, Charlene A. Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements. Beacon Press, 2018.

Dilley, Patrick. Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation: Early Non-Heterosexual Student Organizing at Midwestern Universities. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Doonan, Simon. Drag: The Complete Story. Laurence King Publishing, 2019.

Drysdale, Kerryn. Intimate Investments in Drag King Cultures: The Rise and Fall of a Lesbian Social Scene. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Espinoza, Alex. Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime. Unnamed Press, 2019.

Ferguson, Joshua M. Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary. House of Anansi, 2019.

Ferguson, Rodrick. One-Dimensional Queer. Polity Press, 2019.

Graefe, Sara. Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. Caitlin Press, 2018.

Habib, Samra. We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir. Viking, 2019. 

Haefele-Thomas, Ardel. Introduction to Transgender Studies. Harrington Park Press, 2019.

Henderson, Bruce. Queer Times: Beyond Binaries. Harrington Park Press, 2019.

Johnson, E. Patrick. Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women. Duke University Press, 2019.

Jones, Saeed. How We Fight For Our Lives. Simon & Schuster, 2019.

Koch, Anne L. It Never Goes Away: Gender Transition at a Mature Age. Rutgers University Press, 2019.

Krueger, Stephen G. Supporting Trans People in Libraries. Libraries Unlimited, 2019.

McLeod, Darrel J. Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. Milkweed Editions, 2019.

Mizrahi, Isaac. I.M.: A Memoir. Flatiron, 2019.

New York Times, The. Pride: Fifty Years of Parades and Protest From The Photo Archives Of The New York Times. Abrams Image, 2019.

Parsemain, Ava. The Pedagogy of Queer TV. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Pizzuti, Dana. Transitioning in the Workplace: A Guidebook. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

Polchin, James. Indecent Advances: A Hidden History of True Crime and Prejudice Before Stonewall. Counterpoint, 2019.

Shah, Shanon. The Making of a Gay Muslim: Religion, Sexuality and Identity in Malaysia and Britain. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Tobia, Jacob. Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story. Putnam’s, 2019.

Ware, Cheryl. HIV Survivors in Sydney: Memories of the Epidemic. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.

Windsor, Edie. A Wild and Precious Life: A Memoir. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Young, Eris. They/Them/Their: A Guide To Nonbinary and Genderqueer Identities. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.


Under Consideration for October 2019

These titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction & Literature

Arnett, Kristen. Mostly Dead Things. Tin House Books, 2019.

Bongiovanni, Archie. Grease Bats. Boom!Box, 2019.

Collins, Bridget. The Binding. William Morrow, 2019.

Evaristo, Bernadine. Girl, Woman, Other. Grove Press, 2019.

Hitzel, Zoë Estelle. Gender Flytrap. Sundress Publications, 2019.

Hurley, Kameron. Meet Me In the Future: Stories. Tachyon, 2019.

Levy, Deborah. The Man Who Saw Everything. Bloomsbury, 2019.

Muir, Tamsyn. Gideon the Ninth. Tom Doherty Associates, 2019.

Murphy, Brenda. Complex Dimensions. NineStar Press, 2019.

Pico, Tommy. Feed. Tin House Books, 2019.

Savage, Lila. Say Say Say. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Skeets, Jake. Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers. Milkweed Editions, 2019.

Smith, Aaron. The Book of Daniel: Poems. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019.

Tierney, Karl. Have You Seen This Man?: the Castro Poems of Karl Tierney. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019.

Vuong, Ocean. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. Penguin Press, 2019.

Washington, Bryan. Lot: Stories. Riverhead Books, 2019.



Baumann, Jason & The New York Public Library. Stonewall Reader. Penguin Classics, 2019.

Black, Dustin Lance. Mama’s Boy: A Story From Our Americas. Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Choma, Anne. Gentleman Jack: The Real Anne Lister. Penguin Books, 2019.

DiFranco, Ani. No Walls and the Recurring Dream: A Memoir. Viking, 2019.

Dunham, Cyrus Grace. A Year Without a Name. Little, Brown, and Company, 2019.

Machado, Carmen Maria. In the Dream House. Greywolf Press, 2019.

Measom, Christopher. Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey. Sterling, 2019.

Ryan, Hugh. When Brooklyn Was Queer. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Stein, Marc. Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History. NYU Press, 2019.

Thom, Kai Cheng. I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes From The End of the World. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019.


Under Consideration for September 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction & Literature

Chabbert, Ingrid. Waves. Archaia, 2019.

Dennis, Chris. Here is What You Do. Soho Press, 2019.

De Robertis, Carolina. Cantoras. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2019.

DiFrancesco, Alex. All City. Seven Stories Press, 2019.

Feltman, Amy. Willa & Hesper. Grand Central, 2019.

Frohock, T. Where Oblivion Lives. HarperCollins, 2019.

Gregor, James. Going Dutch. Simon & Schuster, 2019.

James, Marlon. Black Leopard, Red Wolf. Riverhead Books, 2019.

Korneliussen, Niviaq. Last Night in Nuuk. Grove Press, 2019.

Moss, Sarah. Ghost Wall. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2019.

Olshan, Joseph. Black Diamond Fall. Polis Books, 2019.

Sipple, Savannah. WWJD and Other Poems. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2019.

Wayne, Aiden. Play It Again. Carina Press, 2019.

Winterson, Jeanette. Frankissstein. Grove Atlantic, 2019.



Allen, Samantha. Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States. Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Baumann, Jason (editor). Love and Resistance: Out of the Closet Into the Stonewall Era. W.W. Norton, 2019.

Bryan-Wilson, Julia, Jeannine Tang, Lanka Tattersall. Sharon Hayes. Phaidon, 2018.

Halkitis, Perry. S. Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Holleb, Morgan Lev Edward. The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality: From Ace to Ze. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019. 

Jenkins, Andrea, John Medeiros, Lisa Marie Brimmer. Queer Voices: Poetry, Prose, and Pride. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019.

Kobabe, Maia. Gender Queer: A Memoir. Lion Forge, 2019.

Riemer, Matthew and Leighton Brown. We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation. Ten Speed Press, 2019.

Shraya, Vivek. Death Threat. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019.


Under Consideration for July & August 2019.

The following titles have been read and recommended by at least one juror.

Fiction and Literature

Burke, Anna. Thorn. Bywater Books, 2019.

Currier, James. Why Didn’t Someone Warn You About Prince Charming?. Chelsea Station Editions, 2019.

Micklebury, Penny. Two Wings to Fly Away. Bywater Books, 2019.


Ehrenhalt, Lizzie, Tilly Laskey, and Lillian Faderman. Precious and Adored: The Love Letters of Rose Cleveland and Evangeline Simpson Whipple, 1890-1918. Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2019. 


Under Consideration June 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Asghar, Fatimah. If They Come For Us: Poems. One World, 2018.

Brodsky, Jordana Max. The Wolf in the Whale. Redbook/Orbit, 2019.

Cinnamon, Bruce. Melting Queen. NeWest Press, 2019.

Guadagnino, Gina Marie. The Parting Glass. Atria Books, 2019.

Hamburger, Aaron. Nirvana is Here. Three Rooms Press, 2019.

Manrique, Jaime. Like This Afternoon Forever. Kaylie Jones Books, 2019.

Mukamolova, Gala. Without Protection. Coffeehouse Books, 2019.

Statovci, Pajtim. Crossing. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2019.

Strom, Raymond. Northern Lights. Simon & Schuster, 2019.


Isengart, David. Queering the Kitchen: A Manifesto. Outpost19, 2019.

Johnson, David K. Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement. Columbia University Press, 2019.

McBee, Thomas Page. Amateur: A True Story About What Makes A Man. Scribner, 2018.

Mehra, Nishta J. Brown White Black. Picador, 2019.

Rajunov, Micah & Scott Duane (editors). Nonbinary: Memoirs of Gender and Identity. Columbia University Press, 2019.

Shenher, Lorimer. This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Identity to Life As A Man. Routledge, 2019.


Under Consideration for May 2019

The following titles have been read and recommended for inclusion on the final list by at least one juror:

Fiction and Literature

Barnhardt, Wilton (editor). Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press, 2019.

Bensimon, Carol. We All Loved Cowboys. Transit Press, 2018.

Brown, Jericho. The Tradition. Copper Canyon, 2019.

Leckie, Ann. The Raven Tower. Orbit, 2019.

McQuiston, Casey. Red, White, and Royal Blue. St. Martin’s Press, 2019.

Yoss. Condomnauts. Restless Books, 2018.


Baldwin, Caspar J. Not Just A Tomboy: A Trans Masculine Memoir. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019.

Lev, Arlene & Aaron Gottlieb (editors). Families in Transition: Parenting Gender Diverse Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults. Harrington Park Press, 2019. 

Lohman, Eric & Stephanie Lohman. Raising Rosie: Our Story of Parenting an Intersex Child. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018. 

Madden, T Kira. Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls. Bloomsbury, 2019. 

Schroeder, Stephanie & Theresa Teophano (editors). Headcase: LGBTQ Writers & Artists on Mental Health and Wellness. Oxford University Press, 2019. 

Zaman, Soraya, and Buck Angel. American Boys. Daylight Books, 2019.