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The 24th Annual Lammy Winners Are....

The 24th Annual Lammy Winners Are....

Yesterday I attended the 24th annual Lammy Awards—Lambda Literary's version of the Oscars for the LGBT literary community. I hooted-and-hollered at Ally Sheedy, who I just "saw" earlier that day on my television screen when I watched High Art for the first time ever; I embarrassingly couldn't stop telling Janet Mock how awesome she is; and I was tempted—really tempted—to scream "Down with Patriarchy!" when Kate Millett took to the stage to accept the Pioneer Award.

One thing annoyed me: the glaringly obvious distinction of publishing opportunities between gay men and lesbians, as evinced by the types of publishing houses that print gay men's work versus those that print work by queer women. Sarah Schulman speaks TRUTH.

Winners in bold.... Bianco out!

LESBIAN DEBUT FICTION

The Girls Club, by Sally Bellerose, Bywater Books

Megume and the Trees, by Sarah Toshiko Hasu, Megami Press

My Sister Chaos, by Lara Fergus, Spinifex Press

Nickels: A Tale of Dissociation, by Christine Stark, Modern History Press

Zipper Mouth, by Laurie Weeks, The Feminist Press at CUNY

 

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

The Dirt Chronicles, by Kristyn Dunnion, Arsenal Pulp Press

The Necessity of Certain Behaviors, by Shannon Cain, University of Pittsburgh Press

Six Metres of Pavement, by Farzana Doctor, Dundurn Press

When She Woke, by Hillary Jordan, Algonquin Books

Wingshooters, by Nina Revoyr, Akashic Books

LESBIAN MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY

How to Get a Girl Pregnant, by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, Tightrope Books

Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet, by Catherine Friend, Da Capo Press/Lifelong Books

Small Fires: Essays, by Julie Marie Wade, Sarabande

Taking My Life, by Jane Rule, Talonbooks

When We Were Outlaws: A Memoir of Love & Revolution, by Jeanne Córdova, Spinsters Ink

LESBIAN MYSTERY

Dying to Live, by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou, Bold Strokes Books

Hostage Moon, by AJ Quinn, Bold Strokes Books

Rainey Nights: A Rainey Bell Thriller, by R.E. Bradshaw, R.E. Bradshaw Books

Retirement Plan, by Martha Miller, Bold Strokes Books

Trick of the Dark, by Val McDermid, Bywater Books

 

LESBIAN POETRY

15 Ways to Stay Alive, by Daphne Gottlieb, Manic D Press

Discipline, by Dawn Lundy Martin, Nightboat Books

Love Cake, by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, TSAR Publications

Milk and Honey: A Celebration of Jewish Lesbian Poetry, edited by Julie R. Enszer, A Midsummer Night’s Press

The Stranger Dissolves, by Christina Hutchins, Sixteen Rivers Press

 

LESBIAN ROMANCE

For Me and My Gal, by