<a href=”http://www.circlet.com/?p=5333"><img src="http://www.circlet.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/nla_bi_awards_covers_2013.jpg" alt="winner_covers"></a>Several Circlet Press titles have landed on the finalist lists of two awards in alternative sexuality publishing, and Circlet Press itself is a finalist for Bisexual Book Publisher of the Year!
The <a href=”http://biwriters.livejournal.com/95053.html” target=”new”>Bisexual Book Awards</a> are now in their second year. Covering six book categories and two additional categories (Publisher of the Year and Bi Writer of the Year), the awards are for books published in 2013. Over 60 titles were received!
The two titles up for Bi Book Awards from Circlet Press are <i>House of Sable Locks</i> by Elizabeth Schechter, in the erotica category, and <i>The Stars Change</i> by Mary Anne Mohanraj in the science fiction category.
To see the complete list of Bisexual Book Awards finalists, see here: <a href=”http://www.examiner.com/article/bisexual-book-awards-announces-its-nominees” target=”_blank”>http://www.examiner.com/article/bisexual-book-awards-announces-its-nominees</a>
Also just announced this week are the finalists for the NLA Writing Awards. Again two Circlet Press titles have made the cut, including another nod for <i>House of Sable Locks</i> by Elizabeth Schechter, which is a finalist for the Pauline Reage Novel Award, and<i> No Safewords</i> edited by Laura Antoniou is a finalist for the Samois Anthology Award!
Winners will be announced this fall at the NLA-I general assembly (date/place TBD).
Here’s the full list of NLA Award finalists:
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 NLA-I WRITING AWARDS
(Columbus, OH) — National Leather Association: International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about Leather, SM, bondage and fetishes.
<b>The finalists for the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award are:</b>
"My tantric ‘awakening’ turned me off sex," by Janet Hardy, appeared March 15 in Salon (www.salon.com)
“‘Feminist’ Backlash Against BDSM” by I.G. Frederick, appeared in FEMALE FIRST on October 15 (www.femalefirst.co.uk)
"What Some Women Tops and Bottoms Have in Common" by I.G. Fredrick, appeared October 12 in BDSM Book Reviews(www.bdsmbookreviews.com)
<b>The finalists for the Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award are:</b>
<i>The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft: Patterns and Instructions for Creating Professional Fetishwear, Restraints and Sensory Equipment</i> by John Huxley (Greenery Press)
<i>The Kinky Feminist</i> by F.R.R. Mallory(self-published)
<i>Biker Bar: Bikes, Beer, and Boys - a playful look at the roots of the leather bar</i> by Thom Magister (Perfectbound Press)
<b>The finalists for the Pauline Reage Novel Award are:</b>
<i>The Killer Wore Leather</i> by Laura Antoniou (Cleis Press)
<i>The Blacksmith’s Daughter</i> by Chris Bellows (Pink Flamingo Publications)
<i>Tales from the Arena Playing for Keeps</i> by Elizabeth Schechter (Smashwords)
<i>House of Sable Locks</i> by Elizabeth Schechter (Circlet Press, Inc.)
<i>Dangerous Affairs: DANGEROUS SUBMISSION</i> by Lori Toland (Loose Id LLC)
<b>The finalists for the Samois Anthology Award are:</b>
<i>Hell On Wheels: Disabled Dominants,</i> ed. Raven Kaldera (Alfred Press)
<i>Kneeling In Spirit: Disabled Submissive,</i> ed. Raven Kaldera (Alfred Press)
<i>Leather Ever After: An Anthology of Kinky Fairy Tales,</i> ed. Sassafras Lowrey (Ravenous Romance)
<i>No Safewords,</i> ed. Laura Antoniou (Circlet Press)
<b>The finalists for the John Preston Short Story Award are:</b>
"Mr. Smith, Ms. Jones Will See You Now" by D. L. King, from the anthology <i>Ageless Erotica</i>, ed. Joan Price
"Imperfect Journeys" by Peter Masters, self-published
The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held this fall, date to be announced.
For more information about the awards, please contact the award committee chair, pyxy, at firstname.lastname@example.org