Tom Cardamone is an American writer of speculative fiction. His published works include the anthology The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered , the fantasy novels The Werewolves of Central Park and Green Thumb, the novella Pacific Rimming and the short story collection Pumpkin Teeth.
Openly gay,Cardamone is based in New York City.
He won a Lambda Literary Award for Green Thumb in 2013, in the speculative fiction category.Pumpkin Teeth was also previously nominated in the same category.
Lambda Literary Awards, also known as the "Lammys", are awarded yearly by Lambda Literary to recognize the crucial role LGBTQ writers play in shaping the world. The Lammys celebrate the very best in LGBTQ literature.The awards were instituted in 1989.
Steve Berman is an American editor, novelist and short story writer. He writes in the field of queer speculative fiction.
Connie Wilkins is an author of lesbian themed science fiction and fantasy erotica published under the title Wild Flesh. Wilkins is based in Massachusetts.
Katherine V. Forrest is a Canadian-born American writer, known for her novels about lesbian police detective Kate Delafield.
Bending the Landscape is the title of an award-winning series of LGBT-themed anthologies of short speculative fiction edited by Nicola Griffith and Stephen Pagel. Three books were produced between 1997 and 2002, subtitled Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Each volume won LGBT or genre awards.
Amber Dawn is a Canadian writer, who won the 2012 Dayne Ogilvie Prize, presented by the Writers' Trust of Canada to an emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writer.
Lethe Press is an American book publishing company based in Maple Shade, New Jersey. Launched in 2001 by Steve Berman, a writer and a former employee of Giovanni's Room Bookstore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the company was originally launched to publish speculative fiction, primarily LGBT-themed, as well as rereleasing out of print titles from other LGBT publishers. In recent years, with numerous LGBT-oriented publishing companies folding, the company has also expanded its line to include new LGBT-themed non-fiction, poetry and anthology titles.
Allen Barnett was an American writer. Although he published only one volume of short stories, The Body and Its Dangers, during his lifetime, the book is widely regarded as one of the most artistically significant depictions of gay life at the height of the AIDS crisis.
Martin Wilson is an American writer. He is best known for his award-winning debut novel What They Always Tell Us, published in 2008.
The Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction is an annual literary award, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation to a work of fiction on gay male themes. As the award is presented based on themes in the work, not the sexuality or gender of the writer, women and heterosexual men may also be nominated for or win the award.
The Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction is an annual literary award, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation to a work of fiction on lesbian themes. As the award is presented based on themes in the work, not the sexuality or gender of the writer, men and heterosexual women may also be nominated for or win the award.
Valancourt Books is an independent American publishing house founded by James Jenkins and Ryan Cagle in 2005. The company specializes in "the rediscovery of rare, neglected, and out-of-print fiction," in particular gay titles and gothic and horror novels from the 18th century to the 1980s.
Alex Jeffers is an American novelist and short story writer. He is the grandson of Robinson Jeffers. His work has appeared in The Pioneer, the North American Review, Blithe House Quarterly, and Fantasy and Science Fiction. He also contributed to and served as an editor for the gay-oriented science fiction magazine Icarus, as well as overseeing the BrazenHead imprint of Lethe Press.
The Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction is an annual literary award, presented by the Lambda Literary Foundation to a debut work of fiction on LGBT themes. Formerly presented in two separate categories for gay male and lesbian debut fiction, since the 25th Lambda Literary Awards in 2013 a single award, inclusive of both male and female writers, has been presented.
Bisexual literature is a subgenre of LGBT literature that includes literary works and authors that address the topic of bisexuality or biromanticism. This includes characters, plot lines, and/or themes portraying bisexual behavior in both men and women.
Joshua Whitehead is a Canadian First Nations, two spirit poet and novelist.
Jane Fletcher is an English writer of lesbian speculative fiction. Her The Walls of Westenfort won the Golden Crown Literary Society's 2005 "Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror / Paranormal / Speculative" award, and her The Empress and the Acolyte won its 2007 Speculative Fiction award. In 2009, she received The Alice B Readers Award for career achievement.
Craig L. Gidney is an American speculative fiction novelist and short story writer. He is openly gay.