Best of the Press: March


SPD News & Reviews


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)



SPD Books Named Foreword Reviews' Award Finalists

We are proud to announce that several SPD titles have been chosen as Foreword Reviews' 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year finalists! Congratulations to our publishers Shade Mountain Press, Pelekinesis, Negative Capability Press, BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Cleveland State University Poetry CenterLeaf Storm Press LLC, and Rose Metal Press for producing these extraordinary titles in adult fiction and poetry:

Her Own Vietnam (Fiction: War and Military)
Cold Earth Wanderers (Fiction: Science Fiction)
Fingerless (Fiction: LGBT)
Two Faint Lines in the Violet (Poetry)
Border States (Poetry)
The Tulip-Flame (Poetry)
Out There: a novel (Fiction: Literary)
My Very End of the Universe: Five Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form (Anthologies)


Her Own Vietnam





Kamau Brathwaite

Kamau Brathwaite Receives Frost Medal

We at SPD are proud to announce that the Poetry Society of America has awarded Kamau Brathwaite with this year's distinguished Frost Medal. Author of Words Need Love TooTrench Town Rock, and numerous other books of poetry, this award signifies a lifetime of achievement in the world of poetry.


     Words Need Love Too





The Paris Review

Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi Wins Whiting Award

Congratulations to Azareen for being awarded the 2015 Whiting Award for Fiction! Winning for her novel Fra Keeler, published by Dorothy, a publishing project, she is one of ten emerging writers to receive this honor. Read an excerpt from her book here.


      Fra Keeler








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