NLA-International writing awards announced

OKLAHOMA CITY — National Leather Association: International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather community, announced the winners for excellence in literary works in SM/leather/fetish writing published in 2016. The judges received a great number of nominations this year and judging in most categories was quite difficult with such exemplary pieces of writing.

Winner of the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award is Peter Tupper and David Stein (ed.) for “Our Lives, Our History” (Perfectbound Press). Honorable mention in this category goes to David Wade for “Vanilla Breaks” (Xcite Books), Richard Levine for “Jolted Awake” (Alfred Press in cooperation with Lulu Enterprises, Inc.) and to Slavemaster and slave 7 “Beyond Obedience” (Creatspace).

In the John Preston Short Fiction category, the winner is D.L. King for “Cupcakes and Steel” from the anthology “For The Men and The Women Who Love Them” (ed.) Rose Caraway (Stupid Fish Productions). Honorable mention for short story goes to Caraway Carter for “7 With 1 Blow” (Beaten Track Publishing) and Ferrett Steinmetz for “Rooms Formed Of Neurons and Sex” which appears in Uncanny Magazine.

The winner of the Pauline Reage Novel category winner is Angela Hamm for “The Gambler’s Lady” (Blushing Books). Honorable mention in this category goes to Amelia C. Gromley for “Risk Aware” (Riptide Publishing), Scott Alexander Hess for “Skyscraper” (Unzipped Books, an imprint of Lethe Press) and Jade A. Waters for “The Assignment” (Carina Press)

The winner of the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award is Erica Mena for “(K)ink #5 – Writing While Deviant” which appeared on January 26, 2016 on Honorable Mention in this category goes to Jack Fritscher for “He Was A Sexual Outlaw: My Love Affair With Robert Maplethorpe” which appeared March 9, 2016 on TheGuardian.

There is no winner of the Samois Anthology Award as there were no submissions this year.

Congratulations to our winning writers and our honorable mentions. Our judges thoroughly enjoyed reading your works.

Nominations for literary works published in 2017 will open November 1, 2017. If you’d like to be a judge, please contact me. We’re always looking for people who’d like to read and judge the outstanding works we receive.

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