Suggest a Title for the Stonewall Book Awards - Adult

This form can be used to suggest a title to the Stonewall Book Awards - Barbara Gittings Literature Award Committee and Stonewall Book Awards - Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award Committee, which select the winner of the Barbara Gittings Literature Award and the Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award and name honor books (as appropriate). The literature category encompasses novels, short stories, poetry, and drama. The nonfiction category includes biography, history, criticism, reference works, fine arts, and other traditional nonfiction genres. Anthologies comprised of both nonfiction and literary pieces will be categorized by whichever form predominates.

Anyone may suggest a title to the committee members for consideration.  However, the publisher of a proposed title, agents or representatives of the author, or anyone else who may stand to gain directly from the nomination of the book should disclose this information via the form below.  All suggestions must be submitted by the deadline of December 1. 

About the Stonewall Book Awards

The Stonewall Book Awards of the American Library Association are given annually to English-language books of exceptional merit relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. The awards are given to works published in the United States in the previous calendar year, although works published elsewhere may be considered.Re-printings of previously published books will not be considered. Substantially changed new editions of previously published works and English translations of foreign-language books are eligible for the awards.

The Book Award Committee announces the winners at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting, usually held in January. The awards, which consist of a commemorative plaque and a cash award of $1000, are presented to the winning authors or editors at the ALA Annual Conference, held in June or July.  Honor authors receive a certificate and no cash award.

Awards are made in three categories: adult literature, adult nonfiction and children's and young adult literature. Use the form below to suggest titles for the adult literature and non-fiction categories, children's and young adult titles should be suggested separately

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