Good Bi Reading
The Bi Writers Association (BWA) have announced the finalists for their Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards in 10 book categories and two special categories: Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year.
The scale of the awards has grown again with 72 books submitted to 10 book categories. By comparison, last year there were 60 books and six book categories.
“We are thrilled the Bisexual Book Awards continues to grow every year,” says Sheela Lambert, Director of the Bi Writers Association. “By providing more bisexual categories, we have been attracting more bisexual books than any other awards. It’s always been the goal of BWA to increase awareness of bisexual books, to inspire authors to write more bi-themed books and to encourage more publishers to publish them. Since we launched our Bisexual Book Awards we have had the opportunity to reward authors and publishers for their efforts.”
The number of finalists for each category were based on a combination of the number of books in the category and the number of books the judges felt were deserving; larger categories had five or six finalists and smaller categories had two. Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Sat May 30, in New York.
Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction edited by Sheela LambertFrog Music by Emma DonoghueIn Case of Emergency by Courtney MorenoThe Paying Guests by Sarah WatersShe of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy HernándezFire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowQueerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Jacob and Diane Anderson-MinshallRecognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif WilliamsThe Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America by Edward WhiteValerie Solanas : The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote Scum (and Shot Andy Warhol) By Breanne Fahs
Climbing the Date Palm by Shira GlassmanCrying in the Rain by Debbie McGowanThe Heart of the Hurricane by May WoodworthLet It Ride by LC ChaseOne Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber LinThe Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) by Jenna Galicki
Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
Bound to Be a Groom by Megan MulryCapricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie CoxMemoirs of a Gigolo, Second Omnibus Edition, Volumes 5-7 by Livia EllisMurder On The Mountain by Jamie FessendenOne Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin
Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/ Fantasy/ Horror/Etc]
Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie CoxClimbing the Date Palm by Shira GlassmanOtherbound by Corinne DuyvisThe Pendragon Legacy: Sons Of Camelot Book One by Sarah LuddingtonThat Door Is a Mischief by Alex Jeffers
Bisexual Memoir/ Biography
Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories from a Queer Life by Allison MoonA Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy HernándezFire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. BlowNot My Father’s Son: A Family Memoir by Alan CummingSusan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel SchreiberThe Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America by Edward White
Bisexual Teen/Young Adult Fiction
Frenemy of the People by Nora OlsenOtherbound by Corinne Duyvis
The Book of Joel by AR FianoMurder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden
Directing Herbert White: Poems by James FrancoJoy Street by Laura Foley
The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales edited by Rachel Kramer BusselRecognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams
Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year
Bisexual Resource CenterCirclet PressCleis PressRiverdale Avenue Books
Bi Writer of the Year
Sheela LambertDaisy HernándezCharles M. BlowLivia EllisAlan CummingRobyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams