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Awards for Cleis Press


NLA-I Awards
Samois Anthology - Twisted: Bondage With An Edge 

Rainbow Book Awards
Best Gay & Lesbian Non Fiction - Gaysia
Best Gay Book - Gaysia

USA Best Book Awards
Self-Help: Relationships - Partners in Passion

Readers' Favorite Awards
Nonfiction (Motivation) - Silver: Contagious Optimism
Nonfiction (Relationships) - Gold: Partners in Passion

Golden Crown Literary Awards
Anthology - Best Lesbian Romance 2013
Erotica - Wild Girls, Wild Nights

Lambda Literary Awards
Lesbian Erotica - Wild Girls, Wild Nights
James Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize - Radclyffe

Audio Publishers Association "Audie" Awards
Erotica - Carrie's Story, 2nd Edition

International Book Awards
Self-Help: Relationships - Partners in Passion

Independent Publisher Book Awards
Erotica - Gold: Dark Secret Love
Erotica - Silver: Under Her Thumb
Sexuality/Relationships - Gold: Partners in Passion
Aging/Death & Dying - Silver: Changing the Way We Die
Inspirational/Spiritual - Gold: Burning the Midnight Oil
Parenting - Gold: Getting to 50/50


National Leather Association: International Awards
Pauline Reage Novel - The Killer Wore Leather

ForeWord Reviews IndieFab Awards
Publisher of the Year - Cleis Press/Viva Editions
Romance - Honorable Mention: Dark Secret Love
Family & Relationships - Silver: Geting to 50/50

Rainbow Book Awards
Best B/T & LGBT Contemporary Fiction, Mystery / Thriller, Contemporary & Historical Romance - The Killer Wore Leather

USA Best Books Award
Health: Death & Dying - Changing the Way We Die

2013 Baby Maternity Awards 
Top Choice of the Year Award for Parenting-Aids Baby Book - Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions

Lambda Literary Awards
Lesbian Erotica - The Harder She Comes

Independent Publisher Book Awards
G/L/B/T Non-Fiction - Bronze: Transitions of the Heart
Lesbian Erotica - Gold: The Harder She Comes

Golden Crown Literary Society
Lesbian Erotica - Gold: Girls Who Score

Books for a Better Life
Relationships - Happily Even After



Publishing Triangle Awards
The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction - The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov

National Leather Association: International 
Samois Anthology Award - Surrender

Independent Publisher Book Awards
Sexuality and Relationships - Gold: Best Sex Writing 2012
Sexuality and Relationships - Bronze: Crazy Little Thing
Writing and Publishing - Silver: Better Than Great
Erotica - Gold: Carnal Machines: Steampunk Erotica
Erotica - BronzeWomen in Lust: Erotic Stories
Literary Fiction - Silver: The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov



National Leather Association: International
Samois Anthology Award - Sometimes She Lets Me

TLA Gaybie Award 
Gay Erotic Fiction - College Boys



Independent Publisher Book Award 
Erotica - GoldDo Not Disturb
Erotica - Gold (tie): Sweet Love
Sexuality/Relationships - Gold: Best Sex Writing 2010

Living Now Book Awards (Independent Publisher Book Award)
Personal Growth - SilverLiving Life as a Thank You

Lambda Literary Award
Lesbian Erotica - Lesbian Cowboys<


Independent Publisher Book Award 
Erotica - Gold: Tasting Him
Erotica - Gold (tie): Tasting Her
Sexuality/Relationships - Gold: Best Sex Writing 2009

National Leather Association Writing Award
Anthology - Hurts So Good
John Preston Short Fiction - "Kidnapping Chris" by Jeff Mann, included in Best Gay Bondage Erotica



Lambda Literary Award 
Gay Erotica - Best Gay Erotica 2009


Independent Publisher Book Award 
Erotica - GoldBest Women’s Erotica 2007
Erotica - Bronze: The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn



Independent Publisher Book Award
Erotica - Best Women’s Erotica 2006

San Francisco Bay Guardian Best of the Bay
"Best Dykes Under the Covers"


Lambda Literary Award 
Gay Erotica - Best Gay Erotica 2005
LGBT Studies - Time on Two Crosses

Pulizter Prize for Drama and Tony Award:
Doug Wright’s play “I Am My Own Wife,” which is based in part on the Cleis Press memoir by Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and three Tony Awards


Lambda Literary Award 
Lesbian Erotica - Best Lesbian Erotica 2004
Anthologies/Fiction - Black Like Us

Independent Publisher Book Award 
Gay/Lesbian - Black Like Us


Literary Award
Erotica - Best Lesbian Erotica 2003


Lambda Literary Award
Small Press - Conversaciones!


Firecracker Alternative Book Award
Fiction - The Leather Daddy and the Femme


Firecracker Alternative Book Award
Poetry - Queer Dog: Homo Pup Poetry
Sex - The Ultimate Guide to Anal Sex for Women 

Lambda Literary Award 
Lesbian Studies - A Fragile Union
Lesbian Poetry - Marianne Faithfull’s Cigarette 


Firecracker Alternative Book Award
Outstanding Independent Press - Cleis Press.

Lambda Literary Award 
Transgender - PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and Sexuality


Lambda Literary Award
Transgender - Body Alchemy
Small Press - Body Alchemy
Lesbian Fiction - Memory Mambo


Lambda Literary Award
Editor’s Choice - Forbidden Passages


Words Project for AIDS Award

For contribution to the literature of AIDS

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