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2021 Publishing Triangle Awards Finalists Readings

May 11 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Bureau is thrilled to host two nights of online readings by Publishing Triangle Awards finalists!

On Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11, the Publishing Triangle will hold its seventh Finalists Reading (in two parts), featuring 17 nominees for the Publishing Triangle awards. This sterling batch of LGBT authors will read excerpts from their books, which represent the best in LGBT writing published in 2020, on the nights before our awards are announced.

Readings begin at 7 PM EDT on both Monday, May 10, and Tuesday, May 11.

Registration on Eventbrite is required in order to receive the links you need to join the events. Registration is for BOTH readings.

These virtual readings are FREE, but donations to support the Bureau are always welcome! You can make a donation when you register on Eventbrite. Thank you for your support!

On the mornings of May 10th and May 11th, you will receive an email with the appropriate link for that night’s event on Zoom.*

Click here to register for both readings

 

All of the Publishing Triangle Awards finalists are available for purchase on the Bureau’s online store. Click on any title below to view or click here to view all finalists by category.

25% off all Publishing Triangle Awards finalists with this discount code: FGKXL9GEX0YM

This code is good for a single use on Publishing Triangle Awards finalists titles only, but you can purchase as many of these titles as you like! So take advantage of this limited-time offer and fill up your cart! Enter the discount code (below the total) when you check out.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!

Monday, May 10

Mark Bibbins, 13th Balloon (Copper Canyon Press) – Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

S. Brook Corfman, My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites (Fordham University Press) – Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature

Jameson Fitzpatrick , Pricks in the Tapestry (Birds, LLC) – Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Sarah M. Sala, Devil’s Lake (Tolsun Books) – Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

Julia Serano, 99 Erics: A Kat Cataclysm Faux Novel (Switch Hitter Press) – Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

Jenn Shapland , My Autobiography of Carson McCullers (Tin House) – Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

Ross A. Slotten, Plague Years: A Doctor’s Journey Through the AIDS Crisis (University of Chicago Press) – Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

Bishakh Som, Apsara Engine (Feminist Press) – Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction

Julie Marie Wade, Just an Ordinary Woman Breathing (Mad Creek Books/Ohio State University Press) – Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction

 

Tuesday, May 11

Ellen Bass, Indigo (Copper Canyon Press) – Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

John Birdsall, The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard (W. W. Norton) – Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

Tommye Blount, Fantasia for the Man in Blue (Four Way Books) – Finalist for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry

Eric Cervini, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

Juliana Delgado Lopera, Fiebre Tropical (Feminist Press) – Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction

francine j. harris, Here Is the Sweet Hand (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) – Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

Natalie Diaz, Postcolonial Love Poem (Graywolf Press) – Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry

Sophie Yanow, The Contradictions (Drawn and Quarterly) – Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction

 

*If you do not see the email on the day of the event, please check your email settings, your Spam box, and/or your promotions and social tabs. If you’re having any trouble, please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com.

 

The Publishing Triangle is a group of queer folks who work to further the publication of books and other materials written by LGBTQ authors or with LGBTQ themes.

We come from all types of backgrounds. We are on staff and we’re freelancers. We are editors, agents, and booksellers; we work in sub rights, publicity, sales, design, and production. Many of us are writers. We are also librarians, teachers, booksellers, and even avid readers who don’t work in a publishing-related field.

Our primary method of shining a much-needed light on queer books is through our awards program. We give out ten awards annually (at an awards ceremony, usually in April at the New School in Manhattan), each with a cash prize of between $500 and $3000. Seven of these awards honor the best books published in the previous calendar year in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and trans/gender-variant literature. There is a lifetime achievement award and an emerging-writer award; and we also honor a book-industry figure each year (not a writer) with our leadership award.

Through our social media and our newsletter—as well as through readings, social networking events, and other programs in the New York City area—we strive to promote a sense of camaraderie in the queer literary community.

Membership dues start at $40 a year for individuals (there are additional levels of membership for families and businesses). For more details, see our membership page.

If you have additional questions about the Triangle and its programs, please email us at info@publishingtriangle.org or write us at the address listed below.

 

The Publishing Triangle

511 Avenue of the Americas, #D36

New York, NY 10011

Venue

Online event
New York, NY United States

Organizers

Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
Publishing Triangle