Bisexual Book Awards 2017 Finalists

The Bi Writers Association (BWA) released the Bisexual Book Awards 2017 finalists on May 3.

Each one of our nine book categories had a team of judges who carefully read, assessed, critiqued and discussed every book before voting on their merits. The number of finalists in each category varies, based on the number of books submitted to that category and the quality of the books.

All the books submitted for consideration are listed here.

Winners will be announced at the Bisexual Book Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 1 in New York City.

The following categories include nominees of genre interest.

Sixth Annual Bisexual Book Awards


  • The Change Room by Karen Connelly, Random House / PenguinRandomHouse
  • Enigma Variations by André Aciman, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan
  • Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press
  • Keeping the Faith by A.M. Leibowitz, Supposed Crimes
  • The Mathematics of Change by Amanda Kabak, Brain Mill Press
  • Pages For Her: A Novel by Sylvia Brownrigg, Counterpoint

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

  • Island of Exiles by Erica Cameron, Entangled Teen
  • Passing Strange by Ellen Klages, Tor Books
  • Rescues and the Rhyssa by TS Porter, Less Than Three Press
  • The Rules and Regulations For Mediating Myths & Magic by F.T. Lukens, Duet Books/Interlude Press
  • Run In The Blood by A.E. Ross, NineStar Press
  • The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember, Duet/Interlude Press

Teen/Young Adult Fiction

  • Being Roy by Julie Aitcheson, Harmony Ink Press
  • Grrrls on the Side by Carrie Pack, Duet Books/Interlude Press
  • I Hate Everyone But You by Allison Raskin and Gaby Dunn, Wednesday Books
  • In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan, Big Mouth House/Small Beer Press
  • The Rules and Regulations For Mediating Myths & Magic by F.T. Lukens, Duet Books/Interlude Press

Bi Writer of the Year

  • Peggy Seeger
  • Monica Meneghetti
  • Karen Connelly
  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Sylvia Brownrigg

5 thoughts on “Bisexual Book Awards 2017 Finalists

  1. Migawd, I didn’t even know books HAD sex.

    So that’s where pamphlets come from…

    “When a mommy book and a daddy book wuv each other VEWY much…”

    pax / Ctein

    P.S. Phirzt

  2. The Seafarer’s Kiss has a very groovy cover, and woo-hoo, In Other Lands is a finalist in . . . the Teen/YA category? Hmm, The Seafarer’s Kiss is also YA. as ar at least one or two others in the SFF category. I guess that comes from letting folks submit to a category.

    BTW I’ve just read descriptions for a few books so far, but there are at least three with mermaids in them! LOL. There may be more.

    Anyway, huzzah for the finalists!

    @Ctein: In fairness, they could be bi, but celibate. 😉

  3. Dear Kendall,

    Well, I wasn’t thinking it had to be these particular books. They could also be pamphletless by choice. Happily, we now live in a world where bibliology is not destiny.

    pax / Ctein

  4. “Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado, Graywolf Press”

    As it happens I’ve been following Amazon sales rankings for a bunch of books over the last week (for a little personal project I’m doing), including this one. I just wanted to say this book has been selling like gangbusters for some reason. I mean, BIG sales — more than Correias, more than some Scalzis. Lots of people seem to be liking it!

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