Bi Writers Association

Save the date! Bi Lines VII Multi-Arts Reading & Bisexual Book Awards-Sat May 31

The Bisexual Book Awards and Bi Lines VII, a reading and multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, will take place on Saturday May 31, so save the date! The festivities will be held in the community room at Westbeth in the West Village, a popular arts venue at 55 Bethune, corner of Washington St., a few blocks from the LGBT Community Center.

Doors will open at 6:30pm for book signings, the program is from 7-9:30pm with more book signings until 10pm and an after-party nearby, location TBA.

Bi Lines VII will feature readings from Bisexual Book Awards finalists, live music and projected art from Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen. More details will be announced throughout April and May as they become available.

Bi Writers Association

Bisexual Book Awards Announces its Nominees

The Bi Writers Association announces the nominees for its second annual Bisexual Book Awards, in six categories: Bisexual Fiction, Bisexual Non-fiction, Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror] Bisexual YA Fiction [Teen/Young Adult], Bisexual Biography/Memoir and Erotic Fiction/Erotica. A total of 60 books were nominated, a record number of bisexual books nominated to any book awards in any year.

Books can be nominated by the publisher, the author or the Bi Writers Association and could be nominated to multiple categories. However, there were so many fiction books nominated this year that all the genre fiction had to be removed from the general fiction category part way through the nomination period, or the judges would have had to read over 50 books.

The finalists will be announced in April and the winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony and Bi Lines VII, a reading and multi-arts celebration of bisexual writing, that will take place on Saturday May 31, so save the date. The festivities will be held in the community room at Westbeth in the West Village, a popular arts venue. Doors will open at 6:30pm for book signings, the program is from 7-9:30pm with more book signings until 10pm and an after-party nearby, location TBA.

Bi Lines VII will feature readings from Bisexual Book Awards finalists, live music and projected art from Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen. More details will be announced in April and May.

2013 Bisexual Book Awards Nominees:

Bisexual Fiction
1. Appetite by Talya Andor, Less Than Three Press
2. Broken in Soft Places by Fiona Zedde, Bold Strokes Books
3. The City of Devi by Manil Suri, W. W. Norton & Company
4. Corona by Bushra Rehman, Sibling Rivalry Press
5. Down in Cuba, Vincent Meis, Fallen Bros.
6. Enemy Combatant by Ron Albury, Createspace
7. Found Objects by Peter Gelfan, Nortia Press
8. Hild by Nicola Griffith, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan
9. In His Secret Life by Mel Bossa, Bold Strokes Books
10. Isle of Wishes by Sue Brown, Dreamspinner Press
11. The Last Place She’d Look by Arlene Schindler, ExtravaGonzo
12. Madness in Small Towns by Iza Moreau, Black Bay Books
13. My Education by Susan Choi, Viking Adult/Penguin
14. Nevada by Imogen Binnie, Topside Press
15. The Spirit of Detroit by Frank Anthony Polito, Woodward Avenue Books
16. Tell Me by Deanna DiLorenzo, Blackstone Publishing
17. The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt, Bloomsbury
18. A Wind of Knives by Ed Kurtz, Snubnose Press

Bisexual Non-fiction
1. Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen, Northwest Press
2. Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity by Marina Peralta with Penelope James, Barriers Press
3. Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, Shiri Eisner, Seal Press
4. The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, Alden Jones, Terrace Books/The University of Wisconsin Press
5. The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television, Maria San Filippo, Indiana University Press
6. In Bed with Gore Vidal by Tim Teemen, Riverdale Avenue Books
7. Kissing Oscar Wilde: A Love Story In The City Of Light by Jade Sylvan, Write Bloody Publishing
8. Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics by Jackie Huba, Portfolio Hardcover
9. No End of the Bed, Lauren J. Barnhart, Knotted Tree Press
10. The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis, Simon & Schuster

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

1. Angel on the Ropes by Jill Shultz, Jill Shultz
2. The Art of Forgetting: Rider by Joanne Hall, Kristell Ink
3. Bisexual Vegetarian Zombies by Ron Albury and Eric Kilpatrick, CreateSpace
4. The Children of Gavrilek (Volume 1) by Julie Kirtón Chandler, Sly Snake Publishing
5. Coda by Emma Trevayne, Running Press Kids
6. Cythera by Jo Graham, Supposed Crimes
7. The Devil’s Concubine by Jill Braden, Wayzgoose Press
8. The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell, Harcourt Children’s Books
9. Extraordinary Deviations by Raven Kaldera, Circlet Press
10. House of Sable Locks by Elizabeth Schechter, Circlet Press
11. Hungry Ghost (Tales of the Pack Book 2) by Allison Moon, Lunatic Ink
12. Inheritance by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
13. Love in The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, Henry Holt and Co.
14. Pantomime by Laura Lam, Strange Chemistry
15. The Queerling by Austin Gary, Deckle Press
16. Sister Mine by Nalo Hopkinson, Grand Central Publishing
17. The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj, Circlet Press
18. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Arthur A. Levine Books

Bisexual YA Fiction [Teen/Young Adult]
1. Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins (Gravel Road Series), Saddleback Educational Publishing
2. Coda by Emma Trevayne, Running Press Kids
3. The Elementals by Saundra Mitchell, Harcourt Children’s Books
4. Inheritance by Malinda Lo, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
5. Love in The Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, Henry Holt and Co.
6. Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg, Arthur A. Levine Books
7. Pantomime by Laura Lam, Strange Chemistry
8. The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Arthur A. Levine Books
9. Tides by Betsy Cornwell, Clarion Books
10. Wonderland by David-Matthew Barnes, Bold Strokes Books

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
1. Collaring the Saber Tooth, Book One in the Masters of the Cats Series by Trinity Blacio, Riverdale Avenue Books/ Desire
2. Cythera by Jo Graham, Supposed Crimes
3. Deep Focus by M.L. Caufax, Fantastic Fiction Publishing
4. Extraordinary Deviations by Raven Kaldera, Circlet Press
5. The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella by Jean Roberta, Lethe Press
6. Held in Dreams by Ava Burquette, Fantastic Fiction Publishing
7. House of Sable Locks by Elizabeth Schechter, Circlet Press
8. Memoirs of a Gigolo Omnibus, Vol. 1-4, Riverdale Avenue Books/ Desire
9. No Safewords edited by Laura Antoniou, Circlet Press
10. The Reunion by Adriana Kraft: B&B Publishing
11. Spank Me, Mr. Darcy by Jane Austen and Lissa Trevor, Riverdale Avenue Books/ Desire
12. The Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj, Circlet Press
13. Three in a Bed by Joy Daniels, Louisa Bacio, and Trinity Bacio, Riverdale Avenue Books
14. Twice the Pleasure: Bisexual Women’s Erotica by Rachel Kramer Bussell, Cleis Press
15. Wedding Bells Times Four, Book One in the Virgin Witch and the Vampire King Series by Trinity Blacio, Riverdale Avenue Books/ Desire

Bisexual Biography/Memoir

1. Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond Gay and Straight edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen, Northwest Press
2. Barriers to Love: Embracing a Bisexual Identity by Marina Peralta with Penelope James, Barriers Press
3. In Bed with Gore Vidal by Tim Teemen, Riverdale Avenue Books
4. The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler’s Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia, Alden Jones, Terrace Books/The University of Wisconsin Press
5. Kissing Oscar Wilde: A Love Story In The City Of Light by Jade Sylvan, Write Bloody Publishing
6. No End of the Bed, Lauren J. Barnhart, Knotted Tree Press
7. The Soundtrack of My Life by Clive Davis with Anthony DeCurtis, Simon & Schuster

There will also be awards for Bi Writer of the Year and Publisher of the Year to be chosen by the Bi Writers Association.

Bi Writers Association

Save the date! Sun June 1, 2014 for Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony & Bi Lines VII

The Bi Writers Association announces that the date of its Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony and its annual reading, Bi Lines VII: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing, will be held on Sunday June 1st, 2014.

Nominations for book awards are open until Jan 3. We expect to have eight awards, including six book categories:

1.    Bisexual Fiction
2.    Bisexual Non-Fiction
3.    Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror]
4.    Bisexual YA Fiction
5.    Bisexual Biography/Memoir
6.    Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica

Plus there will be an award for Bi Book Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year, for a total of eight awards.

More information about our Bisexual Book Awards and our Nomination Guidelines are on our blog.

Bi Writers Association

Nominations Now Open for Bisexual Book Awards

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Bisexual Book Awards / Books of 2013  

New York NY: The Bi Writers Association (BWA) is celebrating National Coming Out Day by announcing that nominations are now open for its second annual Bisexual Book Awards. Any 2013 book with a bisexual character, bisexual storyline, bisexual subject matter or bisexual theme, is eligible for nomination. Awards are open to all authors regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Books can be nominated by the author, publisher, or the Bi Writers Association, however, anyone may contact BWA and suggest a book for nomination. There are nine categories total, seven of which have open nominations. There is no fee to nominate a book.

A panel of judges will decide each category. Books are judged on three main criteria: quality of overall writing; quality of writing about bisexual characters, bisexual themes or bisexual material; quantity of bisexual material. Finalists will be announced by May 1st, and winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards in June of 2014. The Awards date is TBA. The Bisexual Book Awards will be preceded by BWA's annual multi-arts reading, Bi Lines VII, which will feature bi book authors of 2013.

“Bisexual books have few opportunities for recognition, even at LGBT book awards,” says Bi Writers Association founder Sheela Lambert. “Last year there was only one bisexual category at one LGBT book awards. Bisexual books deserve more attention than that, so we created our awards in order to shine a spotlight on them. In addition to recognizing books and authors for their achievements, the Bisexual Book Awards process creates a complete annual list of bisexual books for readers, and encourages more bisexual books to be written and published,” says Ms. Lambert.

This is the first open nominations for the Bisexual Book Awards. The awards for 2012 books were organized in a shorter period of time, so nominations were all made by the Bi Writers Association.

To nominate a book, first read the Bisexual Book Awards Guidelines, then send an email to the Bi Writers Association at fuscialadybug (at) netzero (dot) com with: name of book, author name, publisher, year of publication and whether it is fiction or non-fiction; then request a nomination form.

Bi Writers Association

Guidelines for Bisexual Book Awards

Bi Writers Association
Bisexual Book Awards / Books of 2013

Guidelines

Who can nominate books?
Books can be nominated by the author, publisher or the Bi Writers Association (BWA). However, anyone may suggest a book for nomination.

What books can be nominated?

  • Any book with a bisexual character, bisexual storyline, bisexual subject matter or bisexual themes.

  • Awards are open to all authors regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity (except for the Bi Writer Award.)

  • Books should be first published in 2013.

  • Books should be published in English.

  • Books must be published in print--not only E-book format.

When can books be nominated?
Nominations are open now and will close on Jan 3rd.

Judging
A panel of judges will decide each category. Books are judged on three main criteria:
1.    Quality of overall writing
2.    Quality of writing about bisexual characters, bisexual themes or bisexual material
3.    Quantity of bisexual material

Finalists
Finalists will be chosen in each category by the judges. The number of finalists in a category can vary depending on the number of books nominated to that category and the number of books that the judges find deserving. Finalists will be announced by May 1st.

Winners
Winners are chosen by judges and will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards in 2014. Tentative date is June 1st but will be confirmed soon.

How to nominate?
Contact the Bi Writers Association at: fuscialadybug (at) netzero (dot) com with name of book, author name, publisher, year of publication and whether it is fiction or non-fiction; then request a nomination form. Fill out and return via email, attaching one Ebook copy of the book for the judges. Then send one copy of the physical book to the Bi Writers Association (address provided on the nomination form.) Email fuscialadybug (at) netzero (dot) com or call BWA at 212-928-3558 if you have any questions about nominating your book.

What are the fees? There is no fee to nominate a book.


What are the categories?
The main two categories are Bisexual Fiction and Bisexual Non-Fiction. Additional categories (below) will be used, created or unused, depending on the number of books in each category. There must be at least three books in a category for that category to be used. Books should first be nominated to Bisexual Fiction or Bisexual Non-Fiction, then to any other categories below that seem appropriate. (BWA reserves the right to remove a book from a category it doesn’t fit.)

Categories for Nomination:

1.    Bisexual Fiction
2.    Bisexual Non-Fiction
3.    Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror]
4.    Bisexual YA Fiction
5.    Bisexual Biography/Memoir
6.    Bisexual Poetry
7.    Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica

Additional Categories:
Nominations for these categories are handled a bit differently, see below:

8. Bi Book Publisher of the Year
Awarded to the press who publishes the most bisexual books in 2013. *Publishers should notify BWA of all the bi-themed books in their catalogue for 2013 so we can make an accurate tally for the Bi Book Publisher of the Year Award.

9. Bi Writer Award
Awarded to an openly bi/bisexual/pansexual/fluid author of a bisexual book or openly bi/bisexual/pansexual/fluid editor of a bisexual anthology.
*Only the BWA and judges nominate authors to this category, after reading the books. Winner is chosen with input of judges from all categories.
 
Bi Writers Association

BISEXUAL BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6th 2012

Press Contact: Sheela Lambert
info at biwriters dot com

BISEXUAL BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCES WINNERS

The first, groundbreaking Bisexual Book Awards, organized by the Bi Writers Association, took place on Sunday June 2nd at Nuyorican Poets Café. The awards ceremony was preceded by a multi-arts program, with readings from eight of the nominated books including, Annette Lapointe/Whitetail Shooting Gallery;
 Basil Papademos/Mount Royal;
 Donnelle McGee/Shine;
 Ellen Kushner/Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction;
 Erynn Rowan Laurie/ Fireflies at Absolute Zero;
 Janet Hardy (The Ethical Slut)/Girlfag;
 Kelli Dunham/My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B.; 
Vincent Meiss/Tio Jorge; plus live music by bisexual singer-songwriters Rorie Kelly and Ben Silver, and an art photo slideshow presentation of tattoos and extreme piercings by bisexual photographer Efrain John Gonzalez, from his book, Ink and Steel.

Following the multi-arts program was an awards ceremony announcing the winners of seven categories: Bisexual Fiction, Bisexual Non-fiction, Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica, Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror], Bisexual Poetry, the Bi Book Publisher of the Year and the Bi Writer Award. Winners were thrilled to be recognized for their efforts.

"There are so few opportunities for bi-themed books to be recognized and rewarded. The Bi Writers Association decided that, since other book awards have not been stepping up, we needed to provide more of those opportunities ourselves, in order to encourage publication of bisexual books," says Bi Writers Association founder Sheela Lambert.

This year, Lambda Literary Awards had only one category for bisexual books, Publishing Triangle had none and neither did any other book awards, LGBT or otherwise. The Bisexual Book Awards, by contrast, offered seven categories: five bisexual book categories, open to authors of any orientation; one category for publishers; and one for the best bi writer of the year from any genre.


Books were judged on three main aspects and ideally, winning books are expected to excel at all three:
1.  Quality of overall writing
2.  Quality of writing about bisexual characters, bisexual themes or bisexual material
3.  Quantity of bisexual material

Bisexual Book Awards winners:

Bisexual Non-Fiction
My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature

Bisexual Poetry
Fireflies at Absolute Zero, Erynn Rowan Laurie, Hiraeth Press

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books

Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror]
Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Brit Mandelo, Lethe Press

Bisexual Fiction
In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster

Bi Book Publisher of the Year (three-way tie)

  1. Lethe Press: published Beyond Binary, Silver Moon

  2. Riptide Publishing: published Dark Soul, Gleams of a Remoter World

  3. Sibling Rivalry Press: published For the Comfort of Automated Phrases, Shine

Bi Writer Award
Cheryl Burke for My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Topside Signature

To see photos of the awards ceremony click this link.
Bi Writers Association

Bisexual Book Awards Finalist List is Out

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The Bi Writers Association announces their Bisexual Book Award finalists today. The winners will be revealed and awards bestowed at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony following the Bi Lines VI reading and multi-arts program on June 2nd.

Awards will be given in seven categories. Finalists are announced today for all categories except Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year, which will be kept secret until the awards ceremony. The awards are open to people of all orientations, except the Bi Writer Award, which goes to the best bi author of the year, from all the categories combined.

Books were nominated by the Bi Writers Association and allowed to be nominated to any category they fit. No limits were set on number of finalists, but were narrowed down to the best in each category by the judges. Bisexual Fiction had the most nominees, and therefore, the most finalists. The judges are a combination of award-winning writers, respected bi writers and passionate bi book readers.

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Bisexual Book Awards Finalists List:

Bisexual Fiction
1. Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, Edited by Brit Mandelo, Lethe Press

2. History of a Pleasure Seeker, Richard Mason, Random House / Knopf
3. In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster
4. The Last Nude, Ellis Avery, Riverhead Books
5. Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books
6. Silver Moon, Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press
7. Whitetail Shooting Gallery, Annette Lapointe, Anvil Press Publishers

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

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

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
1. Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos,
2. The Poet and the Prophecy: Magic University Book Four, Cecilia Tan, Ravenous Romance
3. Times Square Queer: Tales of Bad Boys in the Big Apple, Mykola Dementiuk, Renaissance eBooks

Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror]

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

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

Bi Book Publisher of the Year -Winner will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards, June 2nd in New York City.

Bi Writers Association

Bi Lines VI & Bisexual Book Awards: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing

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& NUYORiCAN POEtS CafE

Present
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Bi Lines VI:
A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing
& Bisexual Book Awards

Sun June 2, 2013
6:30 Book Signings
7pm Bi Lines Program
& Awards

9:30 Book Signings
10pm After Party


Bisexual book authors of 2012 read from their works.
Inaugural Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony:
Winners are announced!

Plus live music, tattoo photography & after-party!


Host: Sheela Lambert, Founder Bi Writers Association
Author Readings:
Annette Lapointe, Whitetail Shooting Gallery
Basil Papademos, Mount Royal
Donnelle McGee, Shine
Ellen Kushner,Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction
Erynn Rowan Laurie, Fireflies at Absolute Zero
James Earl Hardy (B Boy Blues Series), Can You Feel What I'm Saying?
Janet Hardy (The Ethical Slut), Girlfag
Kelli Dunham, My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B
Vincent Meis, Tio Jorge
Art: Efrain Gonzalez, Ink & Steel: slideshow of his tattoo & piercing photography
Musicians: Rorie Kelly, Ben Silver     


Tickets $10: in advance at www.nuyorican.org or at the door
Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St. between Aves. B-C 10009
Questions? info@biwriters.org www.biwriters.org
Bi Writers Association

Bi Writers Association announces its inaugural Bisexual Book Awards!

The Bi Writers Association announces its inaugural Bisexual Book Awards, to be held June 2nd. The first bisexual book awards held anywhere, ever! BWA programs Bi Lines VI: A Multi-Arts Celebration of Bisexual Writing and the Bisexual Book Awards will be converging on the same night: they complement each other beautifully because awards shows traditionally feature arts entertainment.

Our inaugural awards will have seven categories: Bisexual Fiction, Bisexual Non-fiction, Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica, Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror], Bisexual Poetry, Bi Book Publisher Award and the Bi Writer Award. Most of the categories were dictated by the types of bi-themed books published this year and what genres they fit into. We also wanted to honor one superlative bi/bisexual/pansexual/fluid author with the Bi Writer Award, which is for best bi author of the year, regardless of genre. Bi Book Publisher of the Year will go to the publisher who has published the most bi-themed books.

"Getting a bi-themed book published is often difficult. Bisexual books and authors dont have the same opportunities for recognition that other books do. The main LGBT book awards only has one category for bisexual books and others have none. The Bi Writers Association decided that we need to do more to promote publication of bisexual books, and to recognize and celebrate the bi-themed books that do get published, their authors and their publishers. Creating our own Bisexual Book Awards, where we could have more categories to recognize the achievements of bi book authors, seemed like the best way to do that. We're very excited about our very first awards season!" says Bi Writers Association founder Sheela Lambert.