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Diversity Book Awards

Non-Fiction Awards: LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies

Award for Trans and Gender Variant Literature outstanding work from the gender-nonconforming community [fiction or nonfiction] (The Publishing Triangle)

2020: Kai Cheng Thom, I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019).

2019: Ely Shipley, Some Animal (Nightboat Books, 2018).

2018: Eric A. Stanley, Reina Gossett, and  Johanna Burton, Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press, 2017).

2017: Vivek Shraya, Even This Page Is White (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016).

2016: Nathanaël, The Middle Notebookes (Nightboat Books, 2015). 

Best Book - LGBTQ Nonficton (American Book Fest)

2020: Zaylore Stout, Our Gay History in 50 States (Wise Ink Creative Publishing, 2019).

2019: Brian Edwards, I Might Have Been Queen (And Other Things I Didn't Mention Before) (Archway Publishing, 2019).   

2018: Chuck Stewart, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans at Risk: Problems and Solutions (ABC-CLIO, 2018).   

2017: Eric Rosswood, Journey to Same-Sex Parenthood: Firsthand Advice, Tips and Stories from Lesbian and Gay Couples (New Horizon Press, 2016).   

2016: Carrie Highley, Blue Apple Switchback: A Memoir (She Writes Press, 2016). 

Bisexual Book Award - Nonfiction book with a bisexual/pansexual character, bi+ storyline, or bisexual subject matter or theme (Bi Writers Association)

2019: Esther Rapoport, From Psychoanalytic Bisexuality to Bisexual Psychoanalysis: Desiring in the Real (Routledge, 2019).

2018: Sophie Lucido Johnson, Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s) (Gallery Books,  2018).   

2017: Telaina Eriksen, Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ Child (Mango Media, 2017).   

2016: Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli, Women in Relationships with Bisexual Men: Bi Men By Women (Lexington Books, 2016). 

Distinguished Book Award (Sociology of Sexualities Section - American Sociological Association)

2020 Winners:
E
lizabeth Bernstein, Brokered Subjects: Sex, Trafficking and the Politics of Freedom (University of Chicago Press, 2019).
Nicola Mai, Mobile Orientations: An Intimate Autoethnography of Migration, Sex Work and Humanitarian Borders University of Chicago Press, 2018). 

2019: Trevor Hoppe (University of North Carolina), Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (University of California Press, 2017). 

2018: Jyoti Puri ( Simmons College), Sexual States: Governance and the Struggle over the Antisodomy Law in India (Duke University Press, 2016). 

2016: Kimberly Kay Hoang, Dealing in Desire: Asian Ascendancy, Western Decline, and the Hidden Currencies of Global Sex Work (University of California Press, 2015).

 Gold-en Crown Literary Award - General Non-Fiction excellence in Lesbian-themed Literature ( Gold-en Crown Literary Society)

2020: Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2019).    

2018: Sarah Hahn Campbell, Grief Map (Brain Mill Press, 2017). 

Israel Fishman Nonfiction Award LGBTQIA+ book (Stonewall Book Awards - Rainbow Round Table, American Library Association)

2021: Bonnie Ruberg, Queer Games Avant-Garde: How LGBTQ Game Makers are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games (Duke University Press, 2020). 

2020: Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2019).   

2019: Michael Amherst, Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire (Repeater Press, 2018).   

2018: John Chaich and Todd Oldham, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (Ammo Books, 2017).   

2017: David France, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (Knopf, 2016).   

2016: Kenji Yoshino, Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial: The Story of Hollingsworth v. Perry (Crown Publishers, 2015). 

John Boswell Prize outstanding book on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, transsexual, and/or queer history published in English (Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender History - American Historical Association)

2021: David K. Johnson, Buying Gay: How Physique Entrepreneurs Sparked a Movement (Columbia University Press, 2019). 

2019 Winners:
C. Riley Snorton (University of Chicago) Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2017).
Zeb Tortorici, Sins Against Nature: Sex & Archives in Colonial New Spain (Duke University Press, 2018) 

2017 Winners:
Clare Sears, Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco (Duke University Press, 2015). 
Timothy Stewart-Winter,
Queer Clout: Chicago and the Rise of Gay Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

John Leo and Dana Heller Award best single work in LGBTQ studies (Popular Culture Association)

2020: Susan Potter, Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema (University of Illinois Press, 2019). 

2019: Tison Pugh, The Queer Fantasies of the American Family Sitcom (Rutgers University Press, 2018).   

2018: Eric A. Stanley, Reina Gossett, and  Johanna Burton, Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility (MIT Press, 2017). 

Judy Grahn Award lesbian nonfiction (The Publishing Triangle)

2020 Winners:
Carmen Maria Machado,
In the Dream House: A Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2019). 
Saidiya Hartman, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals (W. W. Norton, 2019).   

2019: Imani Perry, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon Press, 2018).   

2018: Rosalind Rosenberg, Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray (Oxford University Press, 2017).   

2017: Sarah Schulman, Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016). 

2016: Marcia Gallo, “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy (Cornell University Press, 2015). 

Lambda Literary Awards (Nonfiction) (Lambda Literary Foundation)

LGBTQ Studies Book Award

2020: Emily L. Thuma, All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence (University of Illinois Press, 2019).   

2019: William T. Hoston, Toxic Silence: Race, Black Gender Identity, and Addressing the Violence Against Black Transgender Women in Houston (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2018).   

2018: Trevor Hoppe (University of North Carolina), Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (University of California Press, 2017). 

2017: Jennifer Tyburczy, Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display (University of Chicago Press, 2016).   

2016: Hiram Pérez, A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire (NYU Press, 2015). 

 Nonfiction Book Award

2020: Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2019).   

2019: Imani Perry, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon Press, 2018).   

2018: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (Haymarket Books, 2017).   

2017:  David France, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (Knopf, 2016).   

2016: Marcia Gallo, “No One Helped”: Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy (Cornell University Press, 2015).   

Transgender Nonfiction Book Award

2020: Lou Sullivan, We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan (Nightboat Books, 2019).   

2019: Julian Gill-Peterson, Histories of the Transgender Child (University of Minnesota Press, 2018).   

2018: C. Riley Snorton (University of Chicago) Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2017). 

2017: Lei Ming, Life Beyond My Body: A Transgender Journey to Manhood in China (Transgress Press, 2016).   

2016: Willy Wilkinson, Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency (Hapa Papa Press, 2015). 

Bisexual Nonfiction Book Award

2020: Trisha Low, Socialist Realism (Coffee House Press, 2019).   

2019: Anthony Moll, Out of Step: A Memoir (Mad Creek Books, 2018).   

2018: Roxane Gay, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (HarperCollins, 2017).   

2017: Ana Castillo, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me (The Feminist Press, 2016). 

Gay Memoir/Biography Book Award

2020: Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2019).    

2019: Darnell L. Moore, No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America (Bold Type Books, 2018).   

2018: Chiké Frankie Edozien, Lives of Great Men: Living and Loving as an African Gay Man (Team Angelica Publishing, 2017).   

2017: Cleve Jones, When We Rise: My Life in the Movement (Hachette Books, 2016).   

2016: Langdon Hammer, James Merrill: Life and Art (Knopf, 2015). 

Lesbian Memoir/Biography Book Award

2020: Samra Habib, We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir (Viking, 2019).   

2019  Zahra Patterson, Chronology (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018). 

2018   Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir (Flatiron Books, 2018). 

2017: Gloria Joseph, The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde (Villarosa Media). 

*Can’t find on either OneSearch or Amazon.   

2016: Kate Carroll de Gutes, Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (Ovenbird Books, 2015).   

LGBTQ+ Adult Nonfiction Award books that deal with issues, topics, and themes related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities (Forward Indies)

2019:  Gold- Ames Hawkins, These are Love(d) Letters (Wayne State University Press, 2019).   

2018:  Gold- Tomás Prower, Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World  (Llewellyn Publications, 2018).   

2017:  Gold- John Chaich and Todd Oldham, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community (Ammo Books, 2017). 

2016:  Gold- Chris Edwards, BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2016). 

Outstanding Book Award - LGBT+ Non-Fiction (Independent Publisher Book Awards)

2020 Winners:

 Gold- R. Richard Wagner, We've Been Here All Along: Wisconsin's Early Gay History (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2019).   

 Silver- Mikael Owunna, Limitless Africans (FotoEvidence, 2019).   

Bronze-  Perry Brass, A Real Life, "Like Mark Twain with Drag Queens": A Memoir (Belhue Press, 2019).   

2019 Winners:

 Gold- Tomás Prower, Queer Magic: LGBT+ Spirituality and Culture from Around the World  (Llewellyn Publications, 2018).    Silver- Mary-Elizabeth Briscoe, The First Signs of April: A Memoir (She Writes Press, 2017).   

Bronze-  Lise Weil, In Search of Pure Lust: A Memoir (She Writes Press, 2018).   
2018 Winners:

 Gold- Juliana Delgado Lopera, ¡Cuéntamelo!: Oral Histories by LGBT Latino Immigrants (Aunt Lute Books, 2017).   

 Silver- Peter Gajdics, The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir (Brown Paper Press, 2017).   

Bronze-  Kate Carroll de Gutes, The Authenticity Experiment: Lessons From the Best & Worst Year of My Life (Two Sylvias Press, 2017).    

2017 Winners:

 Gold- Morgan Mann Willis, Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity (Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016) 

 Silver- Jennifer Patterson, Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement (Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016).   

Bronze-  Declan Henry, Trans Voices: Becoming Who You Are (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017).   

2016 Winners:

 Gold- B. Proud, First Comes Love: Portraits of Enduring LGBTQ Relationships (Soleil Press, 2014).   

 Silver-, Winners Perry Brass, The Manly Pursuit of Desire and Love: Your Guide to Life, Happiness, and Emotional and Sexual Fulfillment in a Closed-Down World (Belhue Press, 2015).   Alexander Walker and Emmett J.P. Lundberg, Finding Masculinity: Female to Male Transition in Adulthood (Riverdale Ave Books, 2015).   

Bronze-  Kristin Schreier Lyseggen, The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons (BCH, 2015). 

Randy Shifts Award gay nonfiction (The Publishing Triangle)

2020: Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, 2019).   

2019: Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel (Mariner Books, 2018).   

2018: Eli Clare, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure (Duke University Press, 2017).   

2017: David France, How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS (Knopf, 2016).    

2016 Winners:
Barney Frank,
Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015).   
Michelangelo Signorile,
It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). 

Ruth Benedict Prize scholarly book written from an anthropological perspective about a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender topic (Association for Queer Anthropology - American Anthropological Association)

2020 Winners:
Ana-Maurine Lara,
Queer Freedom: Black Sovereignty (SUNY Press, 2020) 
Sarah Luna,
Love in the Drug War: Selling Sex & Finding Jesus on the Mexico-US Border (University of Texas Press, 2020). 

2019: Amy Brainer, Queer Kinship and Family Change in Taiwan (Rutgers University Press, 2019).   

2018: George Paul Meiu, Ethno-erotic Economies: Sexuality, Money and Belonging in Kenya (University of Chicago Press, 2017).   

2017: Eric Plemons, The Look of a Woman: Facial Feminization Surgery and the Aims of Trans- Medicine (Duke University Press, 2017).   

2016: David A. B. Murray, Real Queer? Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Refugees in the Canadian Refugee Apparatus (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015).   

Sylvia Rivera Award best book or article in transgender studies (Center for LGBTQ Studies)

2019 Winners:
Aren Aizura,
Mobile Subjects: Transnational Imaginaries of Gender Reassignment (Duke University Press, 2018).   
B Camminga,
Transgender Refugees and the Imagined South Africa: Bodies over Borders and Borders over Bodies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).   

2018: C. Riley Snorton (University of Chicago) Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2017). 

2017: Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel & Sarah Tobias, Trans Studies: The Challenge to Hetero/ Homo Normativities (Rutgers University Press, 2016). 

Fiction Awards: LGBTQ/Sexuality Studies

Award for Trans and Gender Variant Literature outstanding work from the gender-nonconforming community [fiction or nonfiction] (The Publishing Triangle)

Barbara Gittings Literature Award LGBTQIA+ book (Stonewall Book Awards - Rainbow Round Table, American Library Association)

2021: Zeyn Joukhadar, The Thirty Names of Night (Atria Books, 2020).   

2020: Carolina De Robertis, Cantoras (Knopf, 2019).   

2019: Rebecca Makkai, The Great Believers (Viking, 2018).   

2018: Cat Fitzpatrick and Casey Plett, Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers (Topside Press, 2017).   

2017: Chris McCormick, Desert Boys (Picador, 2016).   

2016: Carolina De Robertis, The Gods of Tango (Knopf, 2015). 

Bisexual Book Award - Fiction book with a bisexual/pansexual character, bi+ storyline, or bisexual subject matter or theme (Bi Writers Association) 

2019: Sarah Blake, Naamah (Riverhead Books, 2019).   

2018: Elaine Castillo, America Is Not the Heart (Thorndike Press, 2018).   

2017: Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf Press, 2017).   

2016: Erin Judge, Vow of Celibacy (Rare Bird Books, 2016). 

Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction outstanding first novels or story collections by LGBTQ authors (The Publishing Triangle)

2020: Téa Mutonji, Shut Up You’re Pretty (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019). 

2019: Joseph Cassara, The House of Impossible Beauties (Ecco, 2018). 

2018: SJ Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press, 2018).   

2017: Joe Okonkwo, Jazz Moon (Kensington, 2016).   

2016: Carellin Brooks, One Hundred Days of Rain (BookThug Press, 2015). 

Ferro-Grumley Award best LGBTQ-themed novel or collection of short stories (Ferro-Grumley Literary Foundation / The Publishing Triangle) 

2019: Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (Penguin Press, 2019).   

2018: John R. Gordon, Drapetomania (Team Angelica Publishing, 2018).   

2017: Alistair McCartney, The Disintegrations (University of Wisconsin Press, 2019).   

2016: Cathleen Schine, They May Not Mean To, But They Do (Sarah Crichton Books, 2016). 

 Gold-en Crown Literary Awards (The  Gold-ies) excellence in Lesbian-themed Literature. *see GCLS web site for additional awards ( Gold-en Crown Literary Society)   Ann Bannon Popular Choice

2020: Cheryl A. Head, Judge Me When I'm Wrong (Bywater Books, 2019).   

2019: KG MacGregor, A Proper Cuppa Tea (Bella Books, 2018).   

2018: RJ Samuel, An Outsider Inside (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2017).   

2017: Lee Lynch, Rainbow Gap (Bold Strokes Books, 2016).   

2016: Sandra Moran, All We Lack (Bedazzled Ink Publishing, 2015). 

Debut Novel

2020: Aimee Herman, Everything Grows (Three Rooms Press, 2019).   Jane Cuthbertson, Game Changers: A Romance (Launch Point Press, 2019).   Paul Skenazy, Temper CA (Miami University Press, 2019).   Jenn Alexander, The Song of the Sea (Bywater Books, 2019).   

2019: Alex K. Thorne, Chasing Stars (Ylva Publishing, 2018).   Anna Burke, Compass Rose (Bywater Books, 2018).   Lola Keeley, The Music and the Mirror (Ylva Publishing, 2018).   

2018: Nancy J. Hedin, Bend (Anglerfish Press, 2016).   CJ Murphy, Frame by Frame (Desert Palm Press, 2017).   SJ Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press, 2018).   Julie Tizard, The Road to Wings (Bold Strokes Books, 2017). 

 General Fiction

2020: Nan Higgins, London Undone (Bold Strokes Books, 2019).   

2019: Tagan Shepard, Bird on a Wire (Bella Books, 2018).   Clifford Mae Henderson, Perfect Little Worlds (Bold Strokes Books, 2018).   

2018: Ann McMan,  Gold-enrod (Bywater Books, 2017).   Ashley Bartlett, The Price of Cash (Bold Strokes Books, 2017).   

2017 Winners:
Ana B Good, The Big Sugarbush: A Lesbian Romantic Comedy (Hot Pants Press, 2016).
Chris Convissor, The Urn Carrier (Bedazzled Ink Publishing, 2016).
KG MacGregor, Trial by Fury (Bella Books, 2016).   

2016: Victoria Avilan, A Small Country About to Vanish (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015).   Marnie Woodrow, Heyday (Tightrope Books, 2015).   Elaine Burnes, Wishbone (Bedazzled Ink Publishing, 2015). 

 Lee Lynch Classic Award

2020: Sally Miller Gearhart, The Wanderground: Stories of the Hill Women (Persephone Press, 1978).   

2019: Ann Allen Shockley, Loving Her (Northeastern University Press, 1997).   

2018: Elana Dykewomon, Riverfinger Women (Daughters, 1974).   

2017: Lesléa Newman, Heather Has Two Mommies (Alyson Pubns, 2000).   

2016: Katherine V. Forrest, Curious Wine (Bella Books, 2011). 

 

Lambda Literary Awards (Fiction) (Lambda Literary Foundation)

Transgender Fiction Book Award

2020: Hazel Jane Plante, Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) (Metonymy Press, 2019).   

2019: Casey Plett, Little Fish (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018).   

2018: Bogi Takács, Transcendent 2: The Year’s Best Transgender Speculative Fiction (Lethe Press, 2017).   

2017: jia qing wilson-yang, Small Beauty (Metonymy Press, 2016).   

2016: Roz Kaveney, Tiny Pieces of Skull: Or, a Lesson in Manners (Team Angelica Publishing, 2015). 

 Bisexual Fiction Book Award

2020: Fiona Alison Duncan, Exquisite Mariposa (Soft Skull Press, 2019).   

2019: Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (translator), Disoriental (Europa Editions, 2018).   

2018: Barbara Browning, The Gift (Coffee House Press, 2017). 

 Gay Fiction Book Award

2020: Bryan Washington, Lot: Stories (Riverhead Books, 2019).   

2019: Joshua Whitehead, Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018).   

2018: John Rechy, After the Blue Hour (Grove Press, 2017).   

2017: Rabih Alameddine, The Angel of History (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016).   

2016: Hasan Namir, God in Pink (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015). 

 Lesbian Fiction Book Award

2020: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Patsy (Liveright Publishing, 2019).   

2019: Larissa Lai, The Tiger Flu (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2018). 

2018: Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf Press, 2017).    

2017: Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun (Liveright Publishing, 2016).   

2016: Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). 

LGBTQ+ Adult Fiction Award books that deal with issues, topics, and themes related to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities (Forward Indies) 

2018:  Gold- Kristina Meister, Cinderella Boy (Triton Books, 2018).   

2017:  Gold- Chris Scully, Back to You (Riptide Publishing, 2017).   

2016:  Gold- Susan Wittig Albert, Loving Eleanor (Persevero Press, 2016). 

Outstanding Book Award - LGBT+ Fiction (Independent Publisher Book Awards) 

2020

 Gold-  Gary Eldon Peter, Oranges (New Rivers Press, 2018).   

 Silver- E. Davies, Hard Hart: A Hart’s Bay Novel (Self published, 2019).   

Bronze- Susie Taylor, Even Weirder Than Before (Breakwater Books, 2019).   

2019

 Gold-  Hilary Zaid, Paper is White (Bywater Books, 2018).    

 Silver- Tammy Lynne Stoner, Sugar Land (Red Hen Press, 2018).   

Bronze- Nona Caspers, The Fifth Woman (Sarabande Books, 2018).   

2018

 Gold-  Ahmad Danny Ramadan, The Clothesline Swing (Nightwood Editions, 2017).   

 Silver- SJ Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies (Soho Press, 2018).   

Bronze- Lisa Gitlin, Postcards from the Canyon (Bywater Books, 2017).   

2017

 Gold-  Michael Scott Garvin, A Faithful Son (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016).   

 Silver- Gabby Rivera, Juliet Takes a Breath (Riverdale Avenue Books, 2016).   

Bronze-, Winners Christopher Kelly, The Pink Bus (Lethe Press, 2016).   Michael Scott Curnes, Coping with Ash (Inkwater Press, 2017).    

2016

 Gold-  Libby Ware, Lum: A Novel (She Writes Press, 2015).   

 Silver- Susan Wittig Albert, Loving Eleanor (Persevero Press, 2016).   

Bronze- Rue, Finally My Favorite (Sittin' on a  Gold-mine Productions LLC, 2015).