Books

New Memoir Explores Black Gay Experience

Born to a 14-year-old mother, raised in a household with an alcoholic grandfather, Jarrett Neal was in eighth grade when his gym class accidentally walked in on their coach showering. It was Neal’s first glimpse of a naked man and it “ended my boyhood,” he writes in “What Color is Your Hoodie: Essays on Black(…)

New Millennium Writings Announces “Love Wins” Essay Competition

To celebrate the recent SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality, New Millennium Writings (NMW), an award-winning literary journal founded in 1996, is hosting a special “Love Wins” essay competition. NMW will call for essays asking people what the recent SCOTUS decision means to them and their community. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication in the NMW anthology and on their website.(…)

27th Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced

Best LGBT books? Here’s what’s in the running for the Lambda Literary Awards this spring. Lesbian Fiction: Adult Onset, Ann-Marie Macdonald, Tin House Books; Last Words of Montmartre, Qiu Miaojin, translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich, New York Review Books; Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, Francine Prose, Harper Collins/Harper; Miracle Girls, MB Caschetta, Engine(…)

Lambda Literary Award Winners 2014 Announced

Congratulations to 26 winning books in 24 categories at Lambda’s event in New York.  They are: GAY GENERAL FICTION: Mundo Cruel, Luis Negron LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION: Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta  BISEXUAL FICTION: My Education, Susan Choi LGBT DEBUT FICTION: Descendants Of Hagar, Nik Nicholson LGBT GRAPHIC NOVEL: Calling Dr. Laura, Nicole J. Georges GAY MEMOIR/BIOGRAPHY: A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956-1984,(…)