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Publishing Triangle Finalists Readings 2024: Second of Two Nights

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the second 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 Tuesdays, 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 Tuesday, April 16th:

  • Emily Zhou, author of Girlfriend (LittlePuss Press), Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction and a Finalist for the Leslie Feinberg Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature


  • Helen Elaine Lee, author of Pomegranate (Atria Books), Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction


  • Elina Alter, translator of Wound, by Oksana Vasyakina (Catapult Books), Finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction


  • Chloe Chun Seim, author of Churn: A Novel in Stories (Texas Review Press: The University Press of Sam Houston State University), Finalist for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction


  • Lamya H, author of Hijab Butch Blues (The Dial Press), Finalist for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction


  • Zachary Zane, author of Boyslut: A Memoir and Manifesto (Abrams Image, an imprint of Abrams Books), Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction 


  • Greg Marshall, author of Leg: The Story of a Limb and the Boy Who Grew From It (Abrams Books), Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction 


  • Alicia Mountain, author of Four in Hand (BOA Editions), Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry


  • Destiny Hemphill, author of motherworld: a devotional for the alter-life (Action Books), Finalist for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry


  • Casey Plett, author of On Community (Biblioasis), Finalist for the Leslie Feinberg Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature


  • Renee James, author of BeatNikki’s Cafe (Amble Press/Bywater Books), Finalist for the Joseph Hansen Award for LGBTQ+ Crime Writing


  • Robyn Gigl, author of Remain Silent (Kensington Publishing Corporation), Finalist for the Joseph Hansen Award for LGBTQ+ Crime Writing


  • Lawrence Lindell, author of Blackward (Drawn & Quarterly), Finalist for the Jacqueline Woodson Award for LGBTQ+ Young Adult and Children’s Literature


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 16
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