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Fifth Annual Bisexual Book Awards

Finalist List: Books of 2016

Non-Fiction

  • Advice from a Wild Deuce: The Best of Ask Tiggy by Tiggy Upland, Jennifer L. Bonardi 
  • The Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men's Lives: Social Research Perspectives by Eric Anderson and Mark McCormack, Springer
  • Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men: Bi Men By Women by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Lexington Books 

 

Memoir/Biography         

  • A House Full of Daughters by Juliet Nicolson; Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan
  • Virginia Woolf by Ira Nadel, London: Reaktion Books/ Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press

 

Fiction

  • Loving Eleanor by Susan Wittig Albert, Persevero Press
  • The Regulars by Georgia Clark, Emily Bestler Books/Atria/Simon & Schuster
  • Vow of Celibacy by Erin Judge, Rare Bird Books

 

Romance

  • Change of Address by Jordan Brock, Riptide Publishing
  • Lovers Leap by JL Merrow, Riptide Publishing
  • Misinformation by Keelan Ellis, Dreamspinner Press
  • Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler, self-published
  • Rock N Soul by Lauren Sattersby, Riptide Publishing
  • Stuck Landing by Lauren Gallagher, Riptide Publishing
  • What Remains by Garrett Leigh, Riptide Publishing

 

Erotic Fiction

  • 24/7 by J A Rock, Riptide Publishing
  • The Best Laid Plans by Lauren Gallagher, Samhain Publishing
  • Club Trega by Nicole Wood, Riverdale Avenue Books
  • The Man on Top of the World by Vanessa Clark, Bold Strokes Books 

 

Speculative Fiction  [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror/Etc.]

  • An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows, Angry Robot 
  • Enchanted Soles edited by Sasha L. Miller, Less Than Three Press
  • For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah, Less Than Three Press
  • Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova, Sourcebooks Fire 
  • Necrotech by KC Alexander, Angry Robot 
  • The Painted Crown by Megan Derr, Less Than Three Press

 

Teen/Young Adult Fiction

  • Caught Inside by Jamie Deacon, Beaten Track Publishing 
  • Look Both Ways by Alison Cherry, Delacorte Press / Random House Children’s Books
  • Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee, Duet/Interlude Press 
  • Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen, Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press
  • Order in the Court by Casey Lawrence, Harmony Ink Press/Dreamspinner Press
  • Out on Good Behavior by Dahlia Adler, Self Published
  • The Sum of these Things by Emily O’Beirne, Ylva Publishing

 

Mystery

  • Assassins: Discord by Erica Cameron, Triton Books/Riptide Publishing
  • Order in the Court by Casey Lawrence, Harmony Ink Press/Dreamspinner Press

 

Poetry

  • The Body’s Alphabet by Ann Tweedy, Headmistress Press
  • Nec(Romantic) by Cathleen Chambless, The Gorilla Press

 

Graphic Novel/Memoir

  • ALPHABET: The LGBTQAIU Creators from Prism Comics edited by Jon Macy and Tara Madison Avery, Stacked Deck Press
  • Primahood: Magenta by Tyler Cohen, Stacked Deck Press / J.T. Avery Pacific

 

Anthology

  • ALPHABET: The LGBTQAIU Creators from Prism Comics edited by Jon Macy and Tara Madison Avery, Stacked Deck Press
  • Enchanted Soles edited by Sasha L. Miller, Less Than Three Press

 

Publisher of the Year

  • Dreamspinner Press
  • Less Than Three Press
  • Riptide Publishing

 

Bi Writer of the Year

  • Advice from a Wild Deuce: The Best of Ask Tiggy by Tiggy Upland, Jennifer L. Bonardi 
  • The Best Laid Plans by Lauren Gallagher, Samhain Publishing
  • The Body’s Alphabet by Ann Tweedy, Headmistress Press
  • Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen, Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press
  • Vow of Celibacy by Erin Judge, Rare Bird Books
  • What Remains by Garrett Leigh, Riptide Publishing 

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Books of 2015:

 

Non-Fiction

  • Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories by Surya Monro, Palgrave/Macmillan 
  • Bisexuality in Education: Erasure, Exclusion and the Absence of Intersectionality edited by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Routledge 
  • Love's Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women's Polyamorous Relationships by Jillian Deri, University of Toronto Press

 

Memoir/Biography

  • BodyHome by Chelsey Clammer, Hopewell Publications
  • Call It Wonder: An Odyssey of Love, Sex, Spirit, and Travel by Kate Evans, Coyote Creek Books 
  • Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan

 

Fiction

  • The Ambassador’s Wife by Jennifer Steil, Doubleday
  • The Giddy Death of the Gays & the Strange Demise of Straights by Redfern Jon Barrett, Lethe Press 
  • Goddess by Kelly Gardiner, Harper360/HarperCollins 
  • The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North, Blue Rider Press/Penguin Random House
  • The Small Backs of Children by Lidia Yuknavitch, Harper Books/Harper Collins

 

Romance

  • Bound with Honor by Megan Mulry, Riptide Publishing
  • Breakaway by Avon Gale, Dreamspinner Press 
  • Caught! by J.L. Merrow, Samhain
  • The Girl Next Door by Amy Jo Cousins, Samhain
  • She Whom I Love by Tess Bowery, Samhain Publishing
  • A Winter in Rome by Francis Gideon, Less Than Three Press 

 

Erotic Fiction

  • Dead Ringer by Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, Riptide Publishing
  • Kneel, Mr. President by Lauren Gallagher, Samhain Publishing
  • Let the Wrong Light In by Avon Gale, Dreamspinner Press
  • She Whom I Love by Tess Bowery, Samhain Publishing 
  • Sunset Park (Five Boroughs #2) by Santino Hassell, Dreamspinner Press
  • The Triad Trial by Lauren E. Mitchell, Less Than Three Press

 

Speculative Fiction

  • Ariah by B R Sanders, Love, Sex & Merlot/The Zharmae Publishing Press
  • The Harem Master by Megan Derr, Less Than Three Press
  • A Harvest of Ripe Figs by Shira Glassman, Prizm Books
  • Peripheral People by Michelle Moore and Reesa Herberth, Riptide Publishing
  • Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee, Duet Books
  • The Tide of War by Lori A. Witt, Riptide Publishing

 

Teen/YA Fiction

  • Bad Idea by Erica Yang, Queerteen Press/JMS Books 
  • Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz, Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster
  • Out of Order by Casey Lawrence Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press
  • Seven Tears at High Tide by C.B. Lee, Duet Books

 

Mystery

  • Out of Order by Casey Lawrence Harmony Ink/Dreamspinner Press
  • Peripheral People by Michelle Moore and Reesa Herberth, Riptide Publishing

 

Poetry

  • Caprice by Seaton and Duhamel, Sibling Rivalry Press
  • No Confession, No Mass by Jennifer Perrine, University of Nebraska Press

 

Publisher of the Year

Tie:

  • Less Than Three Press
  • Macmillan

 

Bi Writer of the Year

  • B R Sanders, author of Ariah , Love, Sex & Merlot/The Zharmae Publishing Press
  • Kate Evans, author of Call It Wonder: An Odyssey of Love, Sex, Spirit, and Travel, Coyote Creek Books 
  • Hannah Moskowitz, author of Not Otherwise Specified, Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster

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Bisexual Fiction

  • Best Bi Short Stories edited by Sheela Lambert, Gressive Press/Circlet Press
  • Frog Music by Emma Donoghue, Little, Brown/Little, Brown and Company
  • In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno, McSweeney’s Publishing
  • The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters, Riverhead Books /Penguin Random House
  • She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya, Arsenal Pulp Press

 

Bisexual Non-fiction

  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández, Beacon Press 
  • Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Charles M. Blow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Gender by Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall, Bold Strokes Books
  • Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, Bisexual Resource Center
  • The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America By Edward White, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Valerie Solanas: The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote SCUM (and Shot Andy Warhol) By Breanne Fahs, The Feminist Press

 

Bisexual Romance

  • Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman, Prizm Books/Torquere Press
  • Crying in the Rain by Debbie McGowan, Beaten Track Publishing
  • Heart of the Hurricane by May Woodworth, Big World Network
  • Let It Ride by LC Chase, Riptide Publishing 
  • One Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin, self-published
  • The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book One) by Jenna Galicki, Beau to Beau Publishing 

 

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica

  • Bound to Be a Groom: An Erotic Historical Novel by Megan Mulry, Riptide Publishing
  • Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox, Circlet Press
  • Memoirs of a Gigolo, Second Omnibus, Volumes 5-7 by Livia Ellis, Riverdale Avenue Books
  • Murder on the Mountain by Jaime Fessenden, Dreamspinner Press
  • One Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin, self-published

 

Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror]

  • Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox, Circlet Press
  • Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman, Prizm Books/Torquere Press
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis, Amulet/Abrams
  • The Pendragon Legacy [Book 1-Sons of Camelot series] by Sarah Luddington, Mirador Publishing
  • That Door is a Mischief by Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press

 

Bisexual Memoir/Biography

  • Bad Dyke by Allison Moon, Lunatic Ink
  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández, Beacon Press
  • Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Charles M. Blow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming, Dey Street Books / HarperCollins Publishers
  • Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber, Northwestern University Press
  • The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America By Edward White, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

 

Bisexual Teen/Young Adult Fiction

  • Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen, Soliloquy/Bold Strokes Books
  • Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis, Amulet/Abrams

 

Bisexual Mystery

  • The Book of Joel by AR Fiano, Astrid Fiano 
  • Murder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden, Dreamspinner Press

 

Bisexual Poetry

  • Directing Herbert White: Poems by James Franco, Graywolf Press
  • Joy Street by Laura Foley, Headmistress Press

 

Bisexual Anthology

  • Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Cleis Press
  • Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, Bisexual Resource Center

 

Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year-Tie

  • Bisexual Resource Center
  • Circlet Press
  • Cleis Press
  • Riverdale Avenue Books

 

Bi Writer of the Year

  • Best Bi Short Stories edited by Sheela Lambert, Gressive Press/Circlet Press
  • A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández, Beacon Press
  • Fire Shut Up In My Bones by Charles M. Blow, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Memoirs of a Gigolo, Second Omnibus, Volumes 5-7 by Livia Ellis, Riverdale Avenue Books
  • Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir by Alan Cumming, Dey Street Books / HarperCollins Publishers
  • Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, Bisexual Resource Center 

Winners & Finalists: Second Annual Bisexual Book Awards

Bisexual Fiction

  • The City of Devi by Manil Suri, W. W. Norton & Company
  • Corona by Bushra Rehman, Sibling Rivalry Press
  • Hild by Nicola Griffith, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • The Last Place She’d Look by Arlene Schindler, ExtravaGonzo
  • My Education by Susan Choi, Viking Adult
  • The Spirit of Detroit by Frank Anthony Polito, Woodward Avenue Books
  • The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt, Bloomsbury
     

Bisexual Non-fiction

  • Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen, Northwest Press
  • Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity by Marina Peralta with Penelope James, Barriers Press
  • Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, Shiri Eisner, Seal Press
  • The B Word:Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo, Indiana University Press
  • Kissing Oscar Wilde: A Love Story In The City Of Light by Jade Sylvan, Write Bloody Publishing
     

Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror/Etc.]

  • Coda by Emma Trevayne, Running Press Kids
  • The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell, Harcourt Children’s Books
  • Inheritance by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Love in The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, Henry Holt and Co.
  • Pantomime by Laura Lam, Strange Chemistry
  • The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj, Circlet Press
  • The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Arthur A. Levine Books
     

Bisexual Teen/Young Adult Fiction

  • Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins (Gravel Road Series), Saddleback Educational Publishing
  • Inheritance by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Love in The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, Henry Holt and Co.
  • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, Arthur A. Levine Books
  • Pantomime by Laura Lam, Strange Chemistry
  • The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Arthur A. Levine Books
     

Bisexual Biography/Memoir

  • Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen, Northwest Press
  • Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity by Marina Peralta with Penelope James, Barriers Press
  • The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, Alden Jones, Terrace Books/The University of Wisconsin Press


Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica

  • The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella by Jean Roberta, Lethe Press
  • House of Sable Locks by Elizabeth Schechter, Circlet Press
  • Memoirs of a Gigolo Omnibus by Livia Ellis, Vol. 1-4, Riverdale Avenue Books/ Desire
  • The Reunion by Adriana Kraft: B&B Publishing
  • Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women’s Erotica edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Cleis Press

 

Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year

Tie: Circlet Press & Riverdale Avenue Books
 

Bi Writer of the Year (listed alphabetically by author last name)

  • Rachel Kramer Bussel, Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women’s Erotica, Cleis Press
  • Clive Davis (with Anthony DeCurtis), The Soundtrack of My Life, Simon & Schuster
  • Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, Seal Press
  • Livia Ellis, Memoirs of a Gigolo Omnibus, Vol. 1-4, Riverdale Avenue Books/ Desire
  • Ed Kurtz, A Wind of Knives, Snubnose Press
  • Marina Peralta (with Penelope James), Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity, Barriers Press
  • Jean Roberta, The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella, Lethe Press

Winners & Finalists:                      First Annual Bisexual Book Awards

Bisexual Fiction

  • Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Edited by Brit Mandelo, Lethe Press
  • History of a Pleasure Seeker, Richard Mason, Random House / Knopf
  • In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster
  • The Last Nude, Ellis Avery, Riverhead Books
  • Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books 
  • Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press
  • Whitetail Shooting Gallery, Annette Lapointe, Anvil Press Publishers

 

Bisexual Non-fiction

  • Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals, Janet W. Hardy, Beyond Binary Books
  • My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature

 

Bisexual Poetry

  • Fireflies at Absolute Zero, Erynn Rowan Laurie, Hiraeth Press
  • Love Without Limits: The Bi-Laws of Love, Yazmin Monet Watkins, Red Journal Publications
  • Shine, Donnelle McGee, Sibling Rivalry Press

 

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica

  • Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books
  • The Poet and the Prophecy: Magic University Book Four, Cecilia Tan, Ravenous Romance
  • Times Square Queer: Tales of Bad Boys in the Big Apple, Mykola Dementiuk, Renaissance eBooks

 

Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror]

  • Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Brit Mandelo, Lethe Press
  • Gleams of a Remoter World, Fiona Glass, Riptide Publishing
  • The Poet and the Prophecy: Magic University Book Four, Cecilia Tan, Ravenous Romance
  • Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press

 

Bi Writer Award

  • Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Brit Mandelo, Lethe Press 
  • Fireflies at Absolute Zero, Erynn Rowan Laurie, Hiraeth Press
  • Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals, Janet W. Hardy, Beyond Binary Books
  • My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature
  • Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books 
  • The Poet and the Prophecy: Magic University Book Four, Cecilia Tan, Ravenous Romance
  • Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press
  • Times Square Queer: Tales of Bad Boys in the Big Apple, Mykola Dementiuk, Renaissance eBooks
  • Whitetail Shooting Gallery, Annette Lapointe, Anvil Press Publishers

 

Bi Book Publisher of the Year

Three-way tie:

  • Lethe Press: published Beyond Binary, Silver Moon
  • Riptide Publishing: published Dark Soul, Gleams of a Remoter World
  • Sibling Rivalry Press: published For the Comfort of Automated Phrases, Shine

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