The Best Bi Books of the Year

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) have announced the finalists for the Sixth Annual Bisexual Book Awards.

They are divided into nine book categories for titles published in 2017: Non-Fiction, Memoir/Biography, Fiction, Romance, Erotic Fiction, Speculative Fiction [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror], Teen/Young Adult Fiction, Mystery and Poetry, plus two special categories: Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year.

News story update: click here to find out the winners!

“We are thrilled the Bisexual Book Awards is succeeding in its mission to encourage writers and publishers to put out more bi-themed books,” says Sheela Lambert, Director of the Bi Writers Association. “By providing multiple book categories; authors and publishers find that their books can be recognized for the genre they are written in, as well as their bisexual subject matter. We try to outreach to all the books that could potentially be eligible for our awards, but at this point, it’s become difficult because there are so many.”

The number of finalists in each category varies, based on the number of books submitted to that category and the quality of the books.

Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Friday June 1st, following a multi-arts reading featuring finalists of the awards interspersed with live music, to be held in New York City.

There’s not much mystery about the mystery category winners though – both books shortlisted are by L.A. Witt & Cari Z. It’s just a small question of which of their two novels will beat the other.

The finalists in each category are:





Erotic Fiction

Speculative Fiction  [Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror etc.]

Teen/Young Adult Fiction



Publisher of the Year

Bi Writer of the Year

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