NLA Finalists Announced!

leather flag.jpegThe finalists for the National Leather Association’s annual writing awards have been chosen.Congratulations to the hard-working writers! Read more on Elizabeth Schechter’ blog, Memoirs of an Imp of the Perverse: Random thoughts on writing and life from a pervy fetish writer. Thanks to the recommendations, I’m looking forward to many happy hours of reading.

 

 

The Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award:
Writing While Deviant by Erica Mena
He Was a Sexual Outlaw: My Love Affair with Robert Mapplethorpe by Jack Fritscher
Claw – Year of the Puppy – A Reboot! by Pup Bayard
Editor’s Note -Three Days Since Orlando by Ruff Wray w
Squire’s Corner – To Love Beyond Gender by Lisa Lacriola

The Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award:
Vanilla Breaks by David Wade (Xcite books)
Jolted Awake by Richard Levine (Alfred Press in cooperation with Lulu Enterprises, Inc.)
Our Lives, Our History by Peter Tupper with David Stein (ed.) (Perfectbound Press)
Beyond Obedience by Slavemaster & slave7 (Creatspace)

The Pauline Reage Novel Award are:
Risk Aware by Amelia C Gromley (Riptide Publishing)
Heart’s Master by Elizabeth Schechter (Circlet Press)
The Viscountess Interrogates: A Dominion Erotic Mystery by Cameron Quintain (Circlet Press)
Skyscraper by Scott Alexander Hess (Unzipped Books, an imprint of Lethe Press)
The Gambler’s Lady by Angela Hamm (Blushing Books)
The Assignment by Jade A. Waters (Carina Press)

The John Preston Short Story Award:
7 With 1 Blow by Caraway Carter (Beaten Track Publishing)
Pictures and Frames by Daniel Erickson (Pride Publishing)
Cupcakes and Steel by D.L. King from the anthology For The Men and The Women Who Love Them ed. Rose Caraway (Stupid Fish Productions)
A Proven Therapeutic Fact by D.L. King from the anthology Begging For It: Erotic Fantasies For Women ed. Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press)
Spring on Scrabble Creek by Jeff Mann from the anthology Threesome: Him, Him and Me ed. Matthew Bright (Lethe Press)
Rooms Formed of Neurons and Sex by Ferrett Steinmetz

There were no submissions this year for the Samois Anthology Award.

The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association – International’s Annual General Meeting on April 23rd.

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About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a genderqueer San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran. They live with their Maine Coon cat, Lulu, and bake yeasted waffles every Sunday morning. Behrouz Gets Lucky is their first novel. You can find their erotic short stories sprinkled in various anthologies, including Best Lesbian Erotica 2015 and Sex Still Spoken Here. Avery is currently working on a book of more of Behrouz and Lucky's shenanigans, a memoir, and an illustrated early reader children's book about a eight year old transgender boy and his family.
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