Stonewall Book Awards
The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since Isabel Miller's Patience and Sarah received the first award in 1971, many other books have been honored for exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience.
The Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award and the Stonewall Book Award-Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award are presented to English language works published the year prior to the announcement date. The award is announced in January and presented to the winning authors or editors at the American Library Association Annual Conference in June or July. The award winners each receive a commemorative plaque and $1,000.
Anyone may suggest a title to the Stonewall Book Awards Committee for consideration. Members of the Stonewall Book Awards Committee may not recommend a book that they have contributed to, edited, or in any other way been affiliated with, or a book authored or edited by a member of their immediate family or anyone with whom they currently share a household. A short statement describing why the book is being recommended should accompany the request. All suggestions must be submitted by the Suggest a Title Form.
For information regarding the Stonewall Book Awards (including the awards brunch and promotional material), please contact the appropriate committee chair:
- For 2016 Stonewall Adult Submissions, including the Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For 2016 Stonewall Youth submissions, including the Mike Morgan and Larry Romans Children's and Young Adult Literature Award, please email email@example.com.
To volunteer to serve on this, or any other GLBTRT committee, use the Committee Volunteer Form.