Winning reads

bookshelf-miniThe Bi Writers Association (BWA) presented their Third Annual Bisexual Book Awards this weekend, with winners 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.

Winners and runners-up – listed by category and title)

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

Bisexual Non-fiction
Winner: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams
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
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
Winner: One Kiss with a Rock Star by Shari Slade and Amber Lin
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
The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) by Jenna Galicki

Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica
Winner: Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox
Bound to Be a Groom by Megan Mulry
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]
Winner: Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
Capricious: A Texan Tale of Love and Magic by Julie Cox
Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman
The Pendragon Legacy: Sons Of Camelot Book One by Sarah Luddington
That Door Is a Mischief by Alex Jeffers

Bisexual Memoir/Biography
Winner: A Cup of Water Under My Bed: A Memoir by Daisy Hernández
Bad Dyke: Salacious Stories from a Queer Life by Allison Moon
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
Winner: Frenemy of the People by Nora Olsen
Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

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

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

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
Winner: Bisexual Resource Center and Circlet Press (joint winners)
Cleis Press
Riverdale Avenue Books

Bi Writer of the Year
Winner: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men edited by Robyn Ochs & H. Sharif Williams, Bisexual Resource Center
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