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Publishing Triangle Finalists Readings 2024: First of Two Nights

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the first of two night’s of hybrid in-person & virtual readings by finalists for Publishing Triangle Awards at the Bureau! Both readings will also stream on the Bureau’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/@bgsqd

Please note: the Bureau is usually closed on Mondays, but we will open at 6 pm for this event.


This event will take place in person at the Bureau of General Services—Queer Division, on the second floor (room 210) of The LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC, 10011.


Registration is not required. Seating is first come, first served.


Readers on Monday, April 15th:

  • Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Chain-Gang All-Stars (Penguin Random House) Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction


  • Ani Kayode Somtochukwu, author of And Then He Sang a Lullaby (Grove Atlantic), Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction


  • Cookie Woolnerauthor of The Famous Lady Lovers: Black Women and Queer Desire Before Stonewall (University of North Carolina Press), Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction


  • Barbara Jane Brickman, author of Suffering Sappho!: Lesbian Camp in American Popular Culture (Rutgers University), Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction


  • A.V. Marraccini, author of We the Parasites (Sublunary Editions), Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction


  • Leslie Sainz, author of Have You Been Long Enough At Table (Tin House), Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry


  • Marci Blackman, contributor to Sinister Wisdom 128: Trans/Feminisms (also features contributions by Talia Bettcher, Red Washburn, Claudia Sofia Garriga-Lopez, Cecilia Gentili, Kris Grey, Shereen Imayatulla, Nadine Rodriguez, Cassidy Scanlon, Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, Fitch Wilder, and Sarah Youngblood Gregory) (Sinister Wisdom), Finalist for the Leslie Feinberg Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature


  • Oliver Radclyffe, author of Adult Human Male (Unbound Press), Finalist for the Leslie Feinberg Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature


  • Justine Pucella Winans, author of The Otherwoods (Bloomsbury Children’s Books), Finalist for the Jacqueline Woodson Award for LGBTQ+ Young Adult and Children’s Literature


  • Curtis Campbell, author of Dragging Mason County (Annick Press), Finalist for the Jacqueline Woodson Award for LGBTQ+ Young Adult and Children’s Literature


  • J.M. Redmann, author of Transitory (Bold Strokes Books), Finalist for the Joseph Hansen Award for LGBTQ+ Crime Writing


Books will be available for purchase! To reserve a copy of any title, please write to us at contact@bgsqd.com with “Publishing Triangle Finalists Readings” in the subject line.

Thank you for supporting the Bureau by purchasing books from us!


Suggested donation to benefit the Bureau: $10

All are welcome to join, with or without a donation.

We will pass a bag for donations at the start of the event, but we can also take credit card donations at the register or on Venmo @BGSQD



The Publishing Triangle’s 36th Annual Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 17th, at 7 PM, at The New School, 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th and 14th Street). The ceremony, which will be hosted by poet and activist Emanuel Xavier, will also be livestreamed, and a reception will follow. The awards ceremony and reception are both free and open to the public.

To see the full list of finalists for each category visit The Publishing Triangle’s website.


The Publishing Triangle is a group of queer folks who work to further the publication of books and other materials written by LGBTQ authors or with LGBTQ themes.

We come from all types of backgrounds. We are on staff and we’re freelancers. We are editors, agents, and booksellers; we work in sub rights, publicity, sales, design, and production. Many of us are writers. We are also librarians, teachers, booksellers, and even avid readers who don’t work in a publishing-related field.

Our primary method of shining a much-needed light on queer books is through our awards program. We give out ten awards annually (at an awards ceremony, usually in April at the New School in Manhattan), each with a cash prize of between $500 and $3000. Seven of these awards honor the best books published in the previous calendar year in nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and trans/gender-variant literature. There is a lifetime achievement award and an emerging-writer award; and we also honor a book-industry figure each year (not a writer) with our leadership award.

Through our social media and our newsletter—as well as through readings, social networking events, and other programs in the New York City area—we strive to promote a sense of camaraderie in the queer literary community.

Membership dues start at $40 a year for individuals (there are additional levels of membership for families and businesses). For more details, see our membership page.

If you have additional questions about the Triangle and its programs, please email us at info@publishingtriangle.org or write us at the address listed below.

The Publishing Triangle

511 Avenue of the Americas, #D36

New York, NY 10011


Registration Required:
Youth Only:
Arts and Culture
April 15
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD)
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Arts and Culture
Registration Required
Youth Only