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Independent Publisher Book Awards

SPD Books Medalists for 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards

Congratulations to the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards medalists! We at SPD are very excited for our publishers Upper West Side Philosophers, Inc., Rose Metal Press, and Aquarius Press/Willow Books. For a complete list of categories and winners, click here.


A Moment More Sublime by Stephen Grant (Tied for Silver in Contemporary Fiction)

My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form by Chris Bower, Margaret Patton Chapman, Tiff Holland, Meg Pokrass, Aaron Teel (Gold in Anthologies)

The Four Words for Home by Angie Chuang (Bronze in Multicultural Non-Fiction Adult)

High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness by Wilhelm Schmid (Tied for Silver in Self Help) 


A Moment More Sublime

The Eric Hoffer Award

SPD Titles Shortlisted for Eric Hoffer Book Award

The Eric Hoffer Book Award shortlist is out! Congratulations to Rose Metal Press, Anvil Press, and Cleveland State University Poetry Center for producing these three wonderful titles. For the full shortlist, click here.


Liliane's Balcony by Kelcey Parker (Rose Metal Press)
The Delusionist by Grant Buday (Anvil Press)
The Tulip Flame by Chloe Honum (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)


Liliane's Balcony
Lambda Award

SPD Books Finalists for Lambda Awards

The 27th Lambda Literary Award finalists were just announced! Congratulations to all the SPD authors and publishers selected as finalists. For the full list of categories and titles, click here.

Finder of Lost Objects (Bisexual Fiction)
Don't Go Back to Sleep (Gay Poetry)
ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Gay Poetry)
The New Testament (Gay Poetry)
Prelude to Bruise (Gay Poetry)
This Life Now (Gay Poetry)
Yabo (Lesbian General Fiction)
Haiti Glass (Lesbian Poetry)
Janey's Arcadia (Lesbian Poetry)
Last Psalm at Sea Level (Lesbian Poetry)
Like a Beggar (Lesbian Poetry)
MxT (Lesbian Poetry)
Mysterious Acts by My People (Lesbian Poetry)
Only Ride (Lesbian Poetry)
The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South (LGBT Anthology)
Nochita (LGBT Debut)
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (Transgender Nonfiction)


Franz Wright

Franz Wright (1953-2015)

We at SPD are deeply saddened by the passing of Pulitzer prize-winning poet Franz Wright. Author of titles such as 7 ProseLeave Me Hidden, and The Catfish, he was the only poet to win the Pulitzer in the same category as his father, James Wright. For more information on his life and a sample of his work, click here


7 Prose








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