The Bi Book Awards’ long long shortlist

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Bi booksThe Bi Writers Association (BWA) have announced the finalists for their Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards in 10 book categories: Fiction, Non-fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction/Erotica, Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror], Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Mystery and two special categories: Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year.

The awards are for books published in 2014.

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.”

A team of judges for each category has been working away for months to read and assess all the books and these are the finalists they have chosen. 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, following their annual reading and multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, to be held in New York City, USA, at Westbeth, in the West Village at 55 Bethune St., corner Washington 6:30-10pm, followed by an afterparty.

Finalists for the 2015 Bisexual Book Awards: (listed by category and title)

Bisexual Fiction
Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction edited by Sheela Lambert
Frog Music by Emma Donoghue
In Case of Emergency by Courtney Moreno
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
She of the Mountains by Vivek Shraya

Bisexual Non-fiction
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
Queerly Beloved: A Love Story Across Genders by Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall
Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams
The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America by Edward White
Valerie Solanas : The Defiant Life of the Woman Who Wrote Scum (and Shot Andy Warhol) By Breanne Fahs

Bisexual Romance
Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman
Crying in the Rain by Debbie McGowan
The Heart of the Hurricane by May Woodworth
Let It Ride by LC Chase
One Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin
The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) by Jenna Galicki

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
Bound to Be a Groom by Megan Mulry
Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox
Memoirs of a Gigolo, Second Omnibus Edition, Volumes 5-7 by Livia Ellis
Murder On The Mountain by Jamie Fessenden
One 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 Cox
Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
The Pendragon Legacy: Sons Of Camelot Book One by Sarah Luddington
That Door Is a Mischief by Alex Jeffers

Bisexual Memoir/Biography
Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories from a Queer Life by Allison Moon
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
Not My Father’s Son: A Family Memoir by Alan Cumming
Susan Sontag: A Biography by Daniel Schreiber
The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America by Edward White

Bisexual Teen/Young Adult Fiction
Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Bisexual Mystery
The Book of Joel by AR Fiano
Murder on the Mountain by Jamie Fessenden

Bisexual Poetry
Directing Herbert White: Poems by James Franco
Joy Street by Laura Foley

Bisexual Anthology
The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams

Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year
Bisexual Resource Center
Circlet Press
Cleis Press
Riverdale Avenue Books

Bi Writer of the Year
Best Bi Short Stories: Bisexual Fiction edited by Sheela Lambert
A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández
Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles M. Blow
Memoirs of a Gigolo, Second Omnibus Edition, Volumes 5-7 by Livia Ellis
Not My Father’s Son: A Family Memoir by Alan Cumming
Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, Bisexual Resource Center