Under Consideration

Under Consideration for March 2019

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

Fiction and Literature

Beam, Jeffrey, Clive Hicks-Jenkins, and Mary Rocap. Spectral Pegasus/Dark Movement. Kin Press, 2019.

Castellani, Christopher. Leading Men. Viking, 2019.

Gregory, William, Danish Sheikh, Jeton Neziraj, Amahl Khouri, Jean-Luc Lagarce, Jie Zhang, Mariam Bazeed, and Santiago Loza. Global Queer Plays: Seven LGBTQ+ Plays From Around the World. Oberon Books, 2018.

McMahon, Philip. Come On Home. Oberon Books, 2018.

Sumac, Smokii. You Are Enough: Love Poems For the End of the World. Kegedonce Press, 2018.

Takács, Bogi (ed). Transcendent 3. Lethe Press, 2018.

Zanghellini, Aleardo. Spellbinders. Lethe Press, 2018.


Aizura, Aren. Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment. Duke University Press, 2018. 

Bush, Doug P. Capturing Mariposas: Reading Cultural Schema in Gay Chicano Literature. Ohio State Press, 2018.

Dube, Siddarth. An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex. Atria, 2019.

Ryle, Robyn. She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters. Sourcebooks, 2019.

Shenher, Lorimer. This One Looks Like a Boy: My Gender Journey to Life As a Man. Greystone Books, 2019.

Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Tannehill, Brynn. Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Trans (But Were Afraid To Ask). Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.


Under Consideration for February 2019

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

Fiction and Literature

Braddock, Paige. Love Letters to Jane’s World. Lion Forge, 2018.

Davies, Katie. In at the Deep End. Houghton Mifflen Harcourt, 2019.

Rodi, Robert. Merry Men. Oni Press, 2018.

Sōtēropoulou, Ersē. Translated by Karen Emmerich. What’s Left of the Night. New Vessel Press, 2018.

Stoner, Tammy Lynne. Sugar Land. Ren Hen Press, 2018.


Alden, Joan. Her Widow. Dog Ear, 2018.

Harrad, Kate. Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative. Thorntree Press, 2018. 

Randjelović, Slobodan. Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia. New Press, 2018. 

Sierra-Rivera, Judith. Affective Intellectuals and the Space of Catastrophe in the Americas. Ohio State University Press, 2018. 



Under Consideration for November 2018

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

Fiction and Literature

Ackerman, Dan. For A Glance. Supposed Crimes, 2018.

Aptaker, Ann. Flesh And Gold. Bold Stroke Books, 2018.

Arditti, Michael. Of Men And Angels. Arcadia Books, 2018.

Bhuvaneswar, Chaya. White Dancing Elephants. Dzanc Books, 2018.

Boyne, John. A Ladder To The Sky. Hogarth, 2018.

Bryant, Kris; Cummings, Maggie; & Ullrich, M. Against All Odds. Bold Stroke Books, 2018.

Caspers, Nona. The Fifth Woman. Sarabande Books, 2018.

Castillo, Marcelo Hernandez. Cenzontle 40: Poems. BOA Editions, 2018.

Castro, Celeste. Lex Files. Bella Books, 2018.

Craft, Michael. FlabberGassed: A Mister Puss Mystery. Questover Press, 2018.

Dark, Kimberly. The Daddies. Brill, 2018.

Dark, Kimberly. Love And Errors. Puna Press, 2018.

de Rosnay, Tatiana. Rain Watcher. St. Martin’s Press, 2018.

Donovan, Dahlia & Smith, Claire. Grasmere Cottage Trilogy. Hot Tree Publishing, 2018.

Fink, Joseph. Alice Isn’t Dead. HarperPerrenial, 2018.

Fletcher, Jane. Isle of Broken Years. Bold Stroke Books, 2018.

Ford, Rhys. Cops And Comix. Dreamspinner Press, 2018.

Gibson, Andrea. Lord Of The Butterflies. Button Poetry, 2018.

Gordon, John R. Drapetomania, Or The Narrative Of Cyrus Tyler and Abednego Tyler, Lovers. Team Angelica Publishing, 2018.

Hayword, LJ. Where Death Meets The Devil. Riptide Publishing, 2018.

Jensen, Kelley. Building Forever. Riptide Publishing, 2018.

Kennedy, Sloane. Sanctuary Found. Self-published, 2018.

Leslie, Alex. We All Need To Eat. BookThug, 2018.

Maxfield, ZA. Hawaii Five Uh-Oh. Dreamspinner Press, 2018.

Melt, H. On My Way To Liberation. Haymarket Books, 2018.

Morticia, BL. Push. Dreamspinner Press, 2018.

Powell, Arden. Summer Soundtrack For Falling In Love. Riptide Publishing, 2018.

Rey, Aurora. Autumn’s Light. Bold Stroke Books, 2018.

Rosenberg, Jody. Confessions Of The Fox. Random House, 2018.

Schulman, Sarah. Maggie Terry. Feminist Press, 2018.

Spangler, Rachel. Love All. Bywater Books, 2018.

Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. Sketchtasy. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.

Wells, K.C. Truth Will Out. Dreamspinner Press, 2018.

Williams, Karen F. As The Crow Flies. Bold Stroke Books, 2018.

Wolfe, Casey.  A Mage’s Power. NineStar Press, 2018.

Yeh, David K. A Boy At The Edge Of The World. Guernica Editions, 2018.



Adler, Libby. Gay Priori: A Queer Critical Legal Studies Approach to Law Reform. Duke University Press, 2018.

Alliano, Kelly I. Theater Of The Ridiculous: A Critical History. Mcfarland, 2018.

Balay, Anne. Semi Queer: Inside The World Of Gay, Trans, And Black Truck Drivers. Chapel Hill University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Beam, Myrl. Gay, Inc.: The Nonprofitization of Queer Politics. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Bost, Darius. Evidence Of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance And The Politics of Violence. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Breslin, David. David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake at Night. Yale University Press, 2018.

Burack, Cynthia. Because We Are Human: Contesting US Support For Gender And Sexuality Human Rights Abroad. State University of New York Press, 2018.

Burchert, Eve. Reflections: Transgender At 7, Out At 84. Atlantic Publishing Group, 2018.

Chang, Sand C.; Singh, Anneliese A.; & dickey,  lore m. Clinician’s Guide To Gender-Affirming Care: Working With Transgender And Gender Non-Conforming Clients. New Harbringer, 2018.

Compton, D’Lane; Meadow, Tey; & Kristen Schilt. Other, Please Specify: Queer Methods In Sociology. University of California Press, 2018.

Coon, David R. Turning The Page: Storytelling As Activism In Queer Film And Media. New Brunswick Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Delery, Clayton. Out For Queer Blood: The Murder Of Fernando Rios And The Failure Of New Orleans Justice. Exposit Books, 2017.

Garretson, Jeremiah J. Path To Gay Rights: How Activism And Coming Out Changed Public Opinion. New York University Press, 2018.

Goldberg, Abbie E.  &  Romero, Adam P. Romero. LGBTQ Divorce And Relationship Dissolution: Psychological And Legal. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Harker, Jaime. Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, The Women In Print Movement, And The Queer Literary Canon. University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Harris, Anne M. &  Jones, Stacy Holman. Queering Autoethnography. Routledge, 2018.

Hines, Sally. Is Gender Fluid? A Primer For The 21st Century. WW Norton, 2018.

Hoppe, Trevor. Punishing Disease : HIV And The Criminalization Of Sickness. University of California Press, 2018.

Hunter, Dianna. Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-To-The-Land Life. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Lane, Stephen. No Sanctuary: Teachers And The School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Masses. ForeEdge, 2018.

Lothian, Alexis. Old Futures: Speculative Fiction And Queer Possibility. New York University Press, 2018.

Meadow, Tey. Trans Kids: Being Gendered In The Twenty-First Century. University of California Press, 2018.

Moll, Anthony. Out Of Step: A Memoir. Mad Creek Books, 2018.

Mulderig, Jeremy & Steward, Samuel. Lost Autobiography Of Samuel Steward: Recollections Of An Extraordinary Twentieth-Century Gay Life. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Perz, Jannette; Rosser, B R Simon; & Ussher, Jane M. Gay & Bisexual Men Living with Prostate Cancer : From Diagnosis To Recovery. Harrington Park Press, 2018.

Robertson, Mary. Growing Up Queer: Kids And The Remaking of LGBTQ Identity. New York University Press, 2018.

Rupaul. Guru. Dey Street, 2018.

Skidmore, Emily. True Sex: The Lives Of Trans Men At The Turn Of The Twentieth Century. New York University Press, 2017.

Smith, Kyle. Cockloft: Scenes From A Gay Marriage. Gatekeeper Press, 2018.

Travers, Ann. Trans Generation. New York University Press, 2018.

Wojnarowicz, David. Weight Of The Earth: The Tape Journals Of David Wojnarowicz. Semiotext(e), 2018.



Under Consideration for October 2018

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


Amin, Kadji. Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History. Duke University Press, 2017.

Elledge, Jim. Boys of Fairtyown: Sodomites, Female Impersonators, Third-Sexers, Pansies, Queers, and Sex Morons in Chicago’s First Century. Chicago Review Press, 2018.

Gossett, Reina. Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility. MIT Press, 2017.

Mulroney, Lucy. Andy Warhol, Publisher. University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Newton, Esther. My Butch Career: A Memoir. Duke University Press, 2018.

Perry, Imani. Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. Beacon Press, 2018.

Reynolds, Andrew. Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World. Oxford University Press, 2019.

White, Edmund. Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.


Fiction and Literature

Carrasco, Katrina. Best Bad Things. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2018.

Donnelly, Lara Elena. Armistice. Tor, 2018.

Fitzpatrick, Cat. Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers. Topside Press, 2017.

Hart, Riley. His Truth. Self-published, 2018.

Louis, Édouard. History of Violence: A Novel. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

Romo, Randi M. Othered. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018.

Smith, Krystal A. Two Moons: Stories. BLF Press, 2018.

Thomson, Rupert. Never Anyone But You. Corsair, 2019.

Thurston, Jonathan W. Straight Men. Black Rose Writing, 2018.


Under Consideration for September 2018

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


Belcourt, Billy-Ray. This Wound is a World. Frontenac House, 2017.

Borland, Bryan. Tourist. Sibling Rivalry, 2018.

Clark, Philip F. The Carnival of Affection. Sibling Rivalry, 2017.

Fake, Edie. Little Stranger. Secret Acres, 2018.

Hughes, Luther. Touched. Sibling Rivalry, 2018.

Kapri, Brittany Black Rose. Black Queer Hoe. Haymarket, 2018.

Maroh, Julie. Body Music. Arsenal Pulp, 2017.

Melt, H. Subject to Change: Trans Poetry and Conversation. Sibling Rivalry, 2017.

Mills, Stephen S. Not Everything Thrown Starts a Revolution. Sibling Rivalry, 2018.

Parrish, Tommi. The Lie and How We Told It. Fantagraphics, 2017.

Sebastian, Cat. It Takes Two To Tumble. Avon Impulse, 2018.

Siek, Robert. We Go Seasonal. Sibling Rivalry, 2018.

Tagame, Genorah. My Brother’s Husband, Vol. 2. Pantheon, 2018.


Arceneaux, Michael. I Can’t Date Jesus: Love, Sex, Family, Race, and other Reasons I’ve put My Faith in Beyonce. Atria, 2018.

McComrick, Adam. LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: Empowering Approaches for an Inclusive System of Care. Routledge, 2018.

Murphy, Michael. Living Out Loud: An Introduction to LGBTQ History, Society, and Culture. Routledge, 2019.

Osmundson, Jospeh. Inside/out. Sibling Rivalry, 2018.

Shraya, Vivek. I’m Afraid of Men. Penguin, 2018.


Under Consideration for August 2018

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


Cart, Michael & Jenkins, Christine. Representing The Rainbow in Young Adult Literature: LGBTQ+ Content Since 1969. Rowman & Littlefield, 2018.

Duberman, Martin. The Rest of It: Hustlers, Cocaine, Depression, and Then Some, 1976-1988. Duke University Press, 2018.

Hirschfeld, Magnus. Berlin’s Third Sex. Rixdorf Editions, 2017.

Lowe, Frank. Raised By Unicorns: Stories From Children With LGBTQ+ Parents. CLEIS, 2018.

Shinkle, Peter. Ike’s Mystery Man: The Cold War, The Lavender Scare, And The Untold Story of Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor, Robert Cutler. Steerforth Press, 2018.

Tate, Tim. Pride: The Unlikely Story of the True Heroes of the Miner’s Strike. John Blake, 2018.


Boydell, Remy & Perez, Michelle. The Pervert. Image Comics, 2018.

Griffith, Nicola. So Lucky. Macmillan, 2018.

Maroh, Julie. Body Music. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2017.

Mateer, Trista. Honeybee. Central Avenue Publishing, 2018.

McGuire, Seanan. Beneath the Sugar Sky. Macmillan, 2018.

Nguyen, Hieu Minh. Not Here. Coffee House Press, 2018.

Polk, C.L. Witchmark. TOR, 2018.

Rabiyah, Amir. Prayer For My 17th Chromosome. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2017.

Sebastian, Cat. A Gentleman Never Keeps Score. Avon Impulse, 2018.

Tran, Eric. Revisions. Sibling Rivalry Press, 2018.

Tremblay, Paul. Cabin at the End of the World. Harper Collins, 2018.

Young, Ian. London Skin & Bones: The Finsbury Park Stories. Squares & Rebels, 2018.

Zeller, Dov. Book of Hats. Tiny Golem Press, 2018.


Under Consideration for July 2018

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


Fox, Harper. Underhill. Smashwords Edition, 2017.

Frank, Ella. Confessions: Julien. Self-published, 2018.

Kennedy, Sloane. Locked in Silence. Self-published, 2018.

Lain, Tara. Case of the Sexy Shakespearean. Dreamspinner PR, 2018.

Lance, Naomi. Chance in Time. Bella Books, 2018.

McCauley, Stephen. My Ex-Life. Flatiron Books, 2018.

Perri, Camille. When Katie Met Cassidy. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018.

Winman, Sarah. Tin Man. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018.



Airton, Lee. Gender: Your Guide. Adams Media Corporation, 2018.

de la Tierra, Tatiana. For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology. A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2018.

Faderman, Lillian. Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. London Yale University Press, 2018.

Hurley, Natasha. Circulating Queerness: Before the Gay and Lesbian Novel. University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Kim-Kort, Mihee. Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith. Fortress Press, 2018.

Moore, Darnell L. No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. PublicAffairs, 2018.

Richardson, Lance. House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row. Crown Archetype, 2018.

Sedaris, David. Calypso. Little, Brown and Company, 2018.


Under Consideration for June 2018

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


Bongiovanni, Archie & Jimerson, Tristan. A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. Limerence Press, 2018.

Fieseler, Robert W. Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation. Liveright Publishing, 2018.

Welbon, Yvonne & Juhasz, Alexandra. Sisters in the Life: A History of Out African American Lesbian Media- Making. Durham Duke University Press, 2018.

Fiction and Literature

Frank, Ella. Confessions: Robbie. Self-published, 2018.

Hart, Ellen. A Whisper of Bones: A Jane Lawless Mystery. Minotaur Books, 2018.

Lennox, Lucy. Wilde Fire. Self-published, 2018.

Lennox, Lucy & Kennedy, Sloane. Safe and Sound. Self-published, 2017.

Maclean, Dal. Object of Desire. Blind Eye Books, 2018.


Under Consideration for May 2018

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

Fiction and Literature

Gore, Ariel. We Were Witches. Feminist Press, 2017.

Harmon, S.E. Blueprint. Dreamspinner, 2018.

Kane, Ashlyn. His Leading Man. Dreamspinner, 2018.

Lennox, Lucy. Facing West. Self-published, 2017.

Lennox, Lucy. Felix and the Prince. Self-published, 2017.

McLellan, Erin. Life of Bliss. Self-published, 2018.

Pico, Tommy. Junk. Tin House Books, 2018.

Symington, Sabrina. First Year Out: A Transition Story. Singing Dragon, 2018.


Enszer, Julie R. Sister Love: The Letters of Audre Lorde and Pat Parker 1974-1989. A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2018. 

Griffith, R Marie. Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics. Basic Books, 2017.

Konstantinos Eleftheriadis. Queer Festivals: Challenging Collective Identities in a Transnational Europe. Amsterdam University Press, 2018.

Shears, Jake. Boys Keep Swinging. Omnibus Press, 2018.

Yim, Sung. What About the Rest of Your Life. Perfect Day Publishing, 2017.


Under Consideration for April 2018

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


Branum, Guy. My Life as a Goddess: A Memoir Through (Un)Popular Culture. Atria Books, 2018.

Craggs, Charlie. To My Trans Sisters. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018.

Cuevas, T Jackqueline. Post-borderlandia: Chicana Literature and Gender Variant Critique. Rutgers University Press, 2018.

Fogarty, Alison Ash and Zheng, Lily. Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace: Transgender and Gender- Diverse Discrimination. Praeger, 2018.

Gaines, Malik. Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible. New York University Press, 2017.

Hallberg, David. A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back. Touchstone, 2017.

Hudson, Genevieve. A Little in Love With Everyone: Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. Fiction Advocate, 2018.

Patterson, Kevin A. Love’s Not Color Blind: Race and Representation in Polyamorous and Other Alternative Communities. Thorntree Press, 2018.

White, Edmund. The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading. Bloomsbury USA, 2018.


Banis, Victor J. Killing Time in LA. DSP Publications, 2018.

Dawn, Amber. Sodom Road Exit. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.

Emezi, Akwaeke. Freshwater. Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2018.

Franklin, Tee. Bingo Love. Diamond Comic Distributors, 2018.

Greer, Andrew Sean. Less. Lee Boudreaux Books, 2018.

Hale, Ginn. The Long Past and Other Stories. Blind Eye Books, 2017.

Knecht, Rosalie. Who Is Vera Kelly? Tin House Books, 2018.

Koelb, Tadzio. Trenton Makes. Atlantic Books, 2018.

Lanyon, Josh. Murder Takes The High Road. Carina Press, 2018.

Lara, Ana-Maurine. Kohnjehr Woman. RedBone Press, 2017.

Leigh, Garrett. Soul To Keep. Riptide, 2018.

Makkai, Rebecca. The Great Believers. Penguin, 2018.

Morgan, North. Into? Flatiron Books, 2018.

Nathan, Patrick. Some Hell. Graywolf Press, 2018.

Parrish, Roan. The Remaking of Corbin Wale. Riptide, 2017.

Solomon, Rivers. An Unkindness of Ghosts. Akashic Books, 2017.

Soto, Christopher. Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color. Nightboat Books, 2018.

Whitehead, Joshua. Full-Metal Indigiqueer. Talonbooks, 2017.

Whitehead, Joshua. Jonny Appleseed. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018.