Friday, November 19, 2010

Guest Post: Independent Literature Awards

Today's guest post comes from Amy at Amy Reads - thanks for being with us, Amy!

Hello all GLBTQ challenge participants!

We want to tell you about another blogger initiative which, like the GLBT Challenge, is helping to promote GLBTQ literature: the Independent Literature Awards was started by Wallace of Unputdownables to fill the void of a book blogger-nominated, book blogger-awarded honors by genre, including adult and YA fiction and non-fiction. Any book blogger can nominate one book in each of the five categories: literary fiction, mystery, non-fiction, speculative fiction, and GLBTQ books. The only other rule is that the book had to have been published in 2010.

We hope that you will take a look at the books that you’ve read this year for the challenge and nominate one of them. Some examples of books that count:
  • Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman
  • Missed Her by Ivan Coyote
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
  • Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
  • Scars by Cheryl Rainfield
  • Rhythm and Blues by Jill Murray
  • Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • London Triptych by Jonathan Kemp
  • The Right to Be Out by Stuart Biegel
  • Queer Questions, Straight Talk by Abby Dees
This of course is only a partial list containing some of the most nominated books and some of our favorites. ANY book with GLBTQ characters (or, if non-fiction, about GLBTQ issues) published in 2010 is eligible for the category and we would LOVE to see more titles nominated! To nominate, simply go to the Independent Literary Awards website and leave a comment on the individual genre page.

Thank you for reading and thank you for nominating! We look forward to reading your submissions.

- GLBTQ Judge Cass of Bonjour, Cass and GLBTQ panelist Amy of Amy Reads

1 comment:

Amy said...

Thank you so much for letting us chat about this here Amanda! We appreciate it greatly :)