Under Consideration

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.


Under Consideration for April 2019

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

Fiction and Literature

Besson, Philippe. Translated by Molly Ringwald. Lie With Me. Scribner, 2019.

Bianco, Richard. How to Love a Country. Beacon Press, 2019.

Blair, Macon. Long Road to Liquor City. Oni Press, 2019.

dodd, jayy. The Black Condition ft. Narcissus. Nightboat Books, 2019.

Lundoff, Catherine (editor). Scourge of the Seas: Of Time (and Space). Queens of Swords Press, 2018.

Maren, Mesha. Sugar Run. Algonquin Books, 2019.

Noll, João Gilberto. Translated by Edgar Garbelotto. Lord. Two Lines Press, 2019.

Shannon, Samantha. The Priory of the Orange Tree. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.



Carlozzi, Alfred F, and Kurt T. Choate. Transgender and Gender Diverse Persons: A Handbook for Service Providers, Educators, and Families. Routledge, 2019. 

Green, James. Exile Within Exiles: Herbert Daniel, Gay Brazilian Revolutionary. Duke University Press, 2018. 

Krutzsch, Brett. Dying to Be Normal: Gay Martyrs and the Transformation of American Sexual Politics. Oxford University Press, 2019.

Mendes, Eva A., and Meredith R. Maroney. Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism: Voices from Across the Spectrum. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019. 



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.