New Releases & Coming Up

Hi, there. We thought it might be helpful to keep a static page that we update frequently to let you know what’s going on in the world of lesfic/fiction with strong women characters. We will update this page each month, and post a blog that tells you when we’ve updated. If you subscribe, you’ll be alerted to that blog and you can then come here to this page and impress all your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of the world of lesfic/feminist/indie/women-friendly/LGBT publishing.

To be clear. Not all the titles listed here are lesfic, but they include strong women characters and feminist/queer themes. We also list nonfiction. And it’s why we’ve supplied links, so you can go check the books out to find out what they’re about.

Authors, or authors/publishers not on this list, please drop us a line at our contact page (see it up there? At the top of the page with all the other page tabs?) to let us know about YOUR new release or coming attraction so we can get you on our list(s). And please let us know that you’re interested in being included in our listings and provide the book’s title, the author, and a buy link or a link for more information about it.

How this works: this page only includes the current month, the previous month, and the forthcoming month. So if it’s March, for example, it’s not going to do any of us much good if you say you have a book coming out in August. If you have a March release, let us know the end of January/very beginning of February so we can include it in February’s lists as a forthcoming release and then again in March as a current release. That way, you get two months of fresh coverage.

The following list includes releases for February and forthcoming releases for March. We’ve left the previous listings up, in case you missed them.

We try to update this list every month, but given whatever, that may or may not happen. LOL

Anyway, if you’ve got a book coming out or you know of one, drop us a line at the contact link.

NEW RELEASES, FEBRUARY 2021 AND FORTHCOMING RELEASES, MARCH 2021

FICTION


AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
FEBRUARY:
Samantha Hicks, The Boss’s Daughter
Affinity Rainbow, 10th anniversary Christmas anthology, various authors (available until March 2021)

BARACHOU PRESS
FEBRUARY:
Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings, Clash and Bang (Stella and Jade 2)

BELLA BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Lise MacTague, Breaking Out
Shannon O’Brien, Lead Me Home
Jenna Rae, Lawless
Y.L. Wigman, Closeness

MARCH:
Kay Acker, Leaving’s Not the Only Way to Go
Kate Gavin, Table for Two
Riley Scott, On the Rocks

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Joy Argento, Carrie and Hope
Jenny Frame, Royal Family
Toni Logan, Share the Moon
Renee Roman, Body Language
Amanda Radley, Detour to Love
Anne Shade, Masquerade
Carsen Taite, Spirit of the Law
Ali Vali, The Devil Incarnate (Cain Casey series)
JD Wilburn, A Far Better Thing

MARCH:
Dena Blake, Next Exit Home
Melissa Brayden, What a Tangled Web (Tangle Valley romance)
Tracy Cunningham and Paul Willis, eds., Saint and Sinners 2021 (anthology)
B.D. Grayson, Love’s Falling Star
C.A. Popovich, Love’s Truth
Barbara Ann Wright, The Noble and the Nightingale (Sisters of Sarra 1)

BRISK PRESS
MARCH:
Susan X Meagher, Mosaic

BYWATER BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Rachel Spangler, Modern English

MARCH:
Sheri Reynolds, The Tender Grave

CARINA ADORES
MARCH:
Hettie Bell, Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl

DEEP DESIRES PRESS
FEBRUARY:
Kitty Knish, The Shocking Adventures of Jewish Lighting: The San Francisco Snatch (#1)

DREAMSPINNER PRESS
MARCH:
Elle Ire, Threadbare (Storm Fronts 1)

DESERT PALM PRESS
NOVEMBER:

FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
FEBRUARY:
Wibke Brueggemann, Love is for Losers

FLASHPOINT PUBLICATIONS
FEBRUARY:
Renée Bess, Between a Rock and a Soft Place

MARCH:
Jane DiLucchio, Going Coastal (re-release! Kate Matthews mystery)

FLUX
FEBRUARY:
Jennifer Gruenke, Of Silver and Shadow

HALO & CLAWS PUBLISHING
FEBRUARY:
Emily Bourne, Cara (YA)

HARPER COLLINS
MARCH:
Brian Francis, Break in Case of Emergency

HENRY HOLT & CO.
MARCH:
Wendy Heard, She’s Too Pretty to Burn

HOT TREE PUBLISHING
MARCH:
Katherine McIntyre, Confined Desires (Rehoboth Pact 1)

HQ
MARCH:
Tabitha Webb, No Regrets

INTERLUDE PRESS
MARCH:
Alysia Constantine, Luckmonkey

J’ADORE LES BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Emma Nichols, Elodie

JMS BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Katie Brown, Before She Goes
Ruth Hanson, The Railwalkers

LITTLE, BROWN & CO.
MARCH:
Crystal Cestari, Super Adjacent

MARGARET K. McELDERRY BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Ashley Shuttleworth, A Dark and Hollow Star

MARCH:
Adrienne Tooley, Sweet and Bitter Magic

NIM PUBLISHING
FEBRUARY:
Niamh Murphy, Scarlet (Robyn Hood Adventures 2)

PARK ROW
FEBRUARY:
Morgan Rogers, Honey Girl

PHILOMEL BOOKS
FEBRUARY:
Melanie Crowder, Mazie

PRIDE PUBLISHING
MARCH:
April C. Griffith, Electra Rex

QUEEN OF SWORDS PRESS
MARCH:
Catherine Lundoff, Blood Moon (Wolves of Wolf Point novel)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS PUBLISHING
MARCH:
Zoe Amos, Talk to Me
Kim Pritekel, Taking Liberty

SCHOLASTIC PRESS
MARCH:
Jessica Verdi, Follow Your Arrow

SIMON & SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
MARCH:
Tanya Boteju, Bruised

SUPPOSED CRIMES
MARCH:
Geonn Cannon, Monarch (Claire Lance 6)

TRUNK UP BOOKS
MARCH:
Torina Kingsley, King’s Decree (YA)

YLVA PUBLISHING
FEBRUARY:
Georgette Kaplan, You, Me, and the Sunken Treasure (Cushing-Nevada Chronicles 3)

INDIES
FEBRUARY:
Starla Carr, Sapphic Island: The Dream Sequence (Sapphic Island 1)
Evelyn Chartres, The Van Helsing Incursion (The Clara Grey Adventures)
Tali Inlow, The Sisterhood (A Serialized Apocalypse and Academy Saga, 9)
Shiralyn Lee, The Way Things Are for Abby Harper
Pia Morrow, Of Air and Earth (novella)
Robyn Nyx, The Copper Scroll (A Chase Stinsen adventure)
Amanda Oakley, Eve
Max Louise Perry, Love, Undisclosed
Nicole Pyland, What Happened After… (Celebrity Series 5)
Kyle Roesler, Keep Austin Weirder
Thieren Salem, Snowed in with You
Sage Turner, Drunk on Love
Sienna Waters, A Big Straight Wedding

MARCH:
Amy Blythe, The Artist and the Attorney
Andi C. Buchanan, Microscopes and Magic (Windflower 2, novella)
TJ Dallas, Prewrath and Rapture (Wrath 1)
Rachel Ford, First Runes (Knight Protector 5)
Nicole Pyland, Love Forged
Layla Reyne, Queen’s Ransom (Fog City Novel)
Arizona Tape, Valkyrie 107 (Afterlife Academy, Valkyrie 7)
B.L. Wilson, Dutch Chocolate 3, Blood Lust

NONFICTION

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
MARCH:
Pediatric Collections: LGBTQ+: Support and Care Part 1: Combatting Stigma and Discrimination

EERDMANS
FEBRUARY:
Sally Gary, Affirming: A Memoir of Faith, Sexuality, and Staying in the Church

EREWHON
MARCH:
J.M. Lee, The Nightland Express

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
MARCH:
Yenn Purkis and Wenn B. Lawson, The Autistic Trans Guide to Life
Sabrina Symington, Coming Out Again

LID PUBLISHING
FEBRUARY:
Jens Schadendorf, GaYme Changer: How the LGBT+ Community and Their Allies are Changing the Global Economy

THE NEW PRESS
FEBRUARY:
Briona Simone Jones, ed., Months of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
MARCH:
Melissa J. Homestead, The Only Wonderful Things: The Creative Partnership of Willa Cather & Edith Lewis

POPPY
MARCH:
Sarah Watson, Most Likely

ROUTLEDGE
MARCH:
Andrea L. Dottolo, ed., Lesbians and White Privilege
Eithne Luibheíd, Lives that Resist Telling: Migrant and Refugee Lesbians

SCRIBNER
MARCH:
Jan Jarboe Russell, Eleanor in the Village: Eleanor Roosevelt’s Search for Freedom and Identity in New York’s Greenwich Village

SMITH STREET BOOKS
MARCH:
Nevo Zisin, The Pronoun Lowdown: Demystifying and Celebrating Gender Diversity

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA PRESS
MARCH:
Qwo-Li Driscoll et. al., eds.,
Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature (First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies)

INDIES
MARCH:
JEB, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020/JANUARY 2021

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
NOVEMBER:
Affinity Rainbow, 10th anniversary Christmas anthology, various authors (available until March 2021)
Ali Spooner, The Star Child (Cast Iron Farm 2)

AMERICAN INDUSTRIES
JANUARY, 2021:
Levi Wallace Jacobs, Daughter of Flood and Fury (Tidecaller Chronicles 1)

BARACHOU PRESS
NOVEMBER:
Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings, The Hellfire Quartet (Complete Collection)

BEDAZZLED INK
NOVEMBER:
Jordan Falconer, Prey for Us

BELLA BOOKS
NOVEMBER:
Kate Calloway, 2nd Fiddle
Rachel Gold, Synclair
Gerri Hill, The Stars at Night
Lori G. Matthews, #Cassinova
Laina Villeneuve, The Bright Side (short story)

DECEMBER:
Stacy Lynn Miller, From the Ashes (A Manhattan Sloane thriller)
Louise McBain, Maybe Charlotte
Cade Haddock Strong, Jackpot

JANUARY, 2021
Maggie Brown and Leni Hanson, The Last Time We Met
Regina Jamison, Choosing Grace
Catherine Maiorisi, A Message in Blood (A Chiara Corelli mystery)
Angelique Rader, Where There’s Smoke

BIRCH LEAF PRESS
NOVEMBER:
Diana Green, Solstice Moon
Diana Green, Crossing the Rift

BLOOMSBURY
JANUARY, 2021:
Anna North, Outlawed

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
NOVEMBER:
Maggie Cummings, Bulletproof
Ella L McGeown, Aurora
Jane Walsh, Her Lady to Love
Sheri Lewis Wohl, Avenging Avery

DECEMBER:
All I Want for Christmas (romance novellas: Georgia Beers, Maggie Cummings, Fiona Riley)
Georgia Beers, 16 Steps to Forever
MA Binfield, Not This Time
Charlotte Greene, From the Woods
Sandy Lowe, If You Dare
Jaime Maddox, Love Changes Everything
Jaycie Morrison, The Found Jar
Nicole Stiling, Heart of the Storm

JANUARY, 2021:
Ashley Bartlett, Journey to Cash (Cash Braddock 4)
Kris Bryant, Scent
Julie Cannon, The Last First Kiss
Suzie Clark, Shadows of Steel
Nicole Disney, The Clinch
Genevieve McCleur, Thor: Daughter of Asgard
Missouri Vaun, The Mandolin Lunch
Karis Walsh, Liberty Bay
Nancy Wheelton, Veterinary Technician

BYWATER BOOKS
DECEMBER:
Penny Mickelbury, You Can’t Die but Once (Gianna Maglione/Mimi Patterson mystery)
Abigail Padgett, Blue (Blue McCarron mystery 1)

JANUARY, 2021:
Anna Burke, Night Tide (A Seal Cove Romance 2)
Paula Martinac, Testimony

CLEIS PRESS
DECEMBER:
Sinclair Sexsmith, ed., Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Vol. 5

CUSTARD BOOKS
NOVEMBER:
Clare Lydon, Christmas Mistletoe

DARK STROKE/CROOKED CAT
JANUARY, 2021:
Vanessa Grossman, The Underwest

DESERT PALM PRESS
NOVEMBER:
Kellie Doherty, Curling Vines and Crimson Trades

DECEMBER

Jane Alden, The Crystal’s Curse

DIAL BOOKS
JANUARY, 2021:
Kristin Cashore, Winterkeep (Graceling Realm)

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
DECEMBER:
Gill McKnight, Wendy of the Wallops (rev. ed.)

DUTTON BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
JANUARY, 2021:
Malinda Lo, Last Night at the Telegraph Club

ENFIELD BOOKS
DECEMBER:
Ellie Finch, Snowed In

FARRAR, STRAUS, & GIROUX
NOVEMBER, 2021:
Julia Ember, Ruinsong

GALLERY/SAGA PRESS
JANUARY, 2021:
Stina Leicht, Persephone Station

GURT DOG PRESS
DECEMBER:
Claire Golden, Unraveled

HAPPY TAG PRESS
DECEMBER:
Whiskey Gray, Crazy Kind of Beautiful

HARPERLUXE
JANUARY, 2021:
Molly Greeley, The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
NOVEMBER:
Fletcher Delancey, Far Enough (Tales of Alsea)

INKYARD PRESS
JANUARY, 2021:
Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite, One of the Good Ones

IRON CIRCUS COMICS
JANUARY, 2021:
SW Searle, When Patience Met Esther (An Edwardian Romance)

JMS PUBLISHING

NOVEMBER:
Eve Morton, The Thanksgiving Invitation

DECEMBER:
A.J. Morrow, The Christmas Arrangement

LISBON PRESS
DECEMBER:
Cara Malone, Cat’s Meow

LITTLE, BROWN BOOKS
DECEMBER:
Mara Fitzgerald, Beyond the Ruby Veil

JANUARY, 2021
Lilliam Rivera, Goldie Vance: The Hocus-Pocus Hoax

PICADOR
DECEMBER:
Sara Stridsberg, Valerie; or, The Faculty of Dreams

PYLAND PUBLISHING
DECEMBER:
Nicole Pyland, Midnight Tradition (Celebrities 3)

JANUARY, 2021:
Nicole Pyland, Path Forward (Celebrities 4)

REGAL CREST
NOVEMBER:
Hartley Blaze, The Place I Call Home
Mildred Gail Digby, Stay for the Holidays

RIPTIDE PUBLISHING
DECEMBER:
Jamie Sullivan, Prom and Other Hazards (2nd ed.)

SHADOE PUBLISHING
NOVEMBER:
K’Anne Meinel, Malice Masterpieces 6

SHATTERED SCEPTRE PRESS
JANUARY, 2021:
Lianyu Tan, Captive in the Underworld

SOHO PRESS
DECEMBER:
Chana Porter, The Seep

SQUARE FISH
DECEMBER:
Moe Bonneau, The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel

STANSBURY PUBLISHING
NOVEMBER:
Cate Lewis, Purple Hair: Journey from the Heartland

SWORDWORKS
NOVEMBER:
Michael G. Thomas, Dawn of War (Eternal Warrior 1)

TOR
DECEMBER:
Nghi Vo, When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (The Singing Hills Cycle 2)

JANUARY, 2021:
A.K. Larkwood, The Unspoken Name (The Serpent Gates 1)

TOR TEEN
JANUARY, 2021:
Django Wexler, Siege of Rage and Ruin (The Wells of Sorcery 3)

TRIQUARTERLY
JANUARY, 2021:
Yxta Maya Murray, Art is Everything

VULPINE PRESS
DECEMBER:
Sherryl Hancock, Out the Other Side (WeHo 19)

WHITE HART FICTION
JANUARY:
SI Clarke, Livid Skies (White Hart 2)

YLVA PUBLISHING
NOVEMBER:
A.L. Brooks, A Heart to Trust
Jae, Hidden Truths
Lee Winter, Hotel Queens

INDIES
NOVEMBER:
Elle Armstrong, Crash Dance
Luci Dreamer, ‘Tis the Season (novella)
Juliette L. Dunn, Seserance (Migax Cycle 2)
Deja Elise, The Bluest Christmas
Kim Hartfield, Baby Doctor
A.J. Marchant, All She Wants (Christmas romance)
Angela McKenna, The Visitor
Kaya LaSalle, Christmas with the CEO
Kaya LaSalle, Find My Way Back
Zoey Lennox, The Christmas Checklist
Tamsyn A. Lipscolmbe, Darla Rae and the Licketysplits
Maggie McIntyre, A Girl on the Plane
R.G. Peterson, Dead Man’s Hand (Samantha Summers mystery)
Marian Snowe, Mission: Girlfriend (novella)
Marian Snowe, Steal My Heart
Ruby Scott, Evergreen
Claire Sulos, Inanna’s Bargain
Arizona Tape, The Case of the Ruby Curse (Samantha Rain 3)
Sienna Waters, One for the Road
Carol Wyatt, Winter Magic
Fiona Zedde, Femme Like Her

DECEMBER:
A.J. Barber, Into the Wilds (The Caelish Order 2)
Mariah R. Embry, Beyond the Vines
Anna Ferrara, Snow White and Her Queen
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Sentiment to the Heart (Avery Detective Series 1, rev. ed.)
Karen Klyne, True Karma
Erin McClellan, Party Favors
Bryce Oakley, All Aglow
Bri Spicer, In the Light of a Broken Moon
Arizona Tape, Play to Keep (Twisted Series 3)
Poppy Woods, Veins of Frost (Reinas Asesinas 2)
Poppy Woods, Hearts of Stars (Reinas Asesinas 3)

JANUARY, 2021:
Sarah Biglow and Molly Zenk, Michael’s Blade (Celestial Academy 4)
Natalie Debrabandere, Maritima
A.H. Haga and Anniken Haga, Survival Kit (disabled protagonist! YAY VISIBILITY)
Rachel Lacey, Come Away With Me (Midnight in Manhattan 3)
A.C. Merkel, Witch vs. Witch (novella)
Amanda Oakley, Eve
Tara Pammi, When Tara Met Farah (Bollywood Dance and Drama Society 1)
Alexandria Piette, The Blazing Heart of a Moonlight Arsonist
Pascal Scott, The Wife Left Behind
Emily Silver, Love in Europe (Love Abroad 2)
Kristen S. Walker, The Daring Witch: Year 2 (Santa Cruz Witch Academy 3)
Sienna Waters, The Real Story

NONFICTION

 ALGONQUIN BOOKS
NOVEMBER:
Jeffrey H. Jackson, Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

ATRIA BOOKS
JANUARY, 2021:
Gabrielle Korn, Everybody Else is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes

BELT PUBLISHING
JANUARY, 2021:
Ryan Schuessler and Kevin Whiteneir, Jr., eds., Sweeter Voices Still: An LGBTQ Anthology from Middle America

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
JANUARY, 2021:
Leah DeVun, The Shape of Sex: Nonbinary Gender for Genesis to the Renaissance

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
JANUARY, 2021:
Emma Goswell and Sam Walker, eds., Coming Out Stories: Personal Experiences of Coming Out from Across the LGBTQ+ Spectrum

PENGUIN
NOVEMBER:
Megan Rapinoe, One Life

ROWMAN AND LITTLEFIELD
DECEMBER:
Kezia Endsley, Coming Out: Insights and Tips for Teenagers

ROUTLEDGE
NOVEMBER:
Bonnie Zimmerman and George Haggerty, eds., Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PRESS
NOVEMBER:
Laurie Greene, Drag Queens and Beauty Queens: Contesting Femininity in the World’s Playground
Ana Maurine-Lara, Streetwalking: LGBTQ Lives and Protest in the Dominican Republic

SAGE PUBLICATIONS
DECEMBER:
Megan Todd, Sexualities and Society: An Introduction

TRANSCRIPT PUBLISHING
JANUARY, 2021
Max Nicolai Appenroth and María do do Mar Castro Varela, eds., Trans Health: Global Perspectives on Care for Trans Communities

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
NOVEMBER:
Laurel WestbrookUnlivable Lives: Violence and Identity in Transgender Activism

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PRESS
JANUARY, 2021
Alvin J. Henry, Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel (pbk ed.)

UNIVERSITY PRESS OF MISSISSIPPI
JANUARY, 2021:
Mollie Godfrey, ed., Conversations with Lorraine Hansberry (Literary Conversations Series)

WIDENESS PRESS
NOVEMBER:
Mel White, Clobber the Passages: Seven Deadly Verses

OCTOBER 2020

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
JM Dragon, My Dear Vet

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
andrea bennett, Like a Boy but Not a Boy: Navigating Life, Mental Health, and Parenthood Outside the Gender Binary

AW BOOKS
Tom Ryan, I Hope You’re Listening

BACKABITY
S.C. Wilson, The Devil that Broke Us (Devil series 3)

BARACHOU BOOKS
Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings, Bound: Together

BELLA BOOKS
Dolores Arden, Gray Matters
Carolyn Elizabeth, The Other Side of Forestlands Lake
Claire McNab, The Dingo Dilemma (orig. published 2006)
Tagan Shepard, Queen of Humboldt

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Gun Brooke, Renegade’s War
Kris Bryant, Home (A holiday romance)
Eden Darry, Z-Town
Sydney Quinne, Keeper
Aurora Rey, Twice Shy
Justine Saracen, To Sleep with Reindeer
Carsen Taite, Best Practice (A Legal Affairs Romance 3)
Ali Vali, One More Chance
Missouri Vaun, The Sea Within
Erin Zak, The Other Women

BOOKBABY
Sakile King, Ordinary Life

BOOKOUTURE
Samantha Rajaram, Company Daughters

BYWATER BOOKS
Ann McMan, The Big Tow

CARINA ADORES
KD Fisher, The Secret Ingredient

DESERT PALM PRESS
BJ Phillips, Murder at Leisure Lakes (Sept. 28)

DOUBLEDAY
Steven Spotswood, Fortune Favors the Dead (Pentecost and Parker mystery)

DSP PUBLICATIONS
Elle E. Ire, Woven (3; Storm Fronts)

FOXGLOVE FICTION
Candace Harper, Hugs and Quiches

GALLERY/SAGA PRESS
Elizabeth Bear, Machine

HOLIDAY HOUSE
Cassandra Rose Clarke, Forget This Ever Happened

LISBON PRESS
Cara Malone, Puppy Love

LITTLE BROWN BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Mara Fitzgerald, Beyond the Ruby Veil

NINESTAR PRESS
Mary Eicher, Perceptions (Artemis series 2)
Brenda Murphy, Lockset (University Square 2)

PURPLE HAND PRESS
Elena Graf, Thirsty Thursdays (Hobbs 4)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, Finding a Keeper (Sports series 4)

QUILL TREE BOOKS
Z Brewer, Into the Real
Laurel Flores Fantauzzo, My Heart Underwater

REDHOOK
Alix E. Harrow, The Once and Future Witches

REGAL CREST
Lissa Brown, Filthy Money

REQUEERED TALES
Lauren Wright Douglas, The Always Anonymous Beast (Caitlin Reese 1; reclaimed! Orig. pub. 1987)

ROCKVILLE PUBLISHING
Zoey Blair, The Cadence of Secrets

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Barrett Magill, Diva
Sam McAuliff, The Dragonfly House

SEVEN MONSTERS MEDIA
Kit Kane, Cannonball Express: Railroads of Mars

SQUARE FISH
Aminah Mae Safi, Tell Me How You Really Feel (reprint)

THUNDER THIGHS PUBLISHING
Evie Mitchell, Double Breasted (Capricorn Cove 7)

TWISTED TREE PUBLICATIONS
D. R. Bailey, The Tainted Star (Bernadette Mackenna Cases 2)

VAMPARI PRESS
Arizona Tape, Wide Asleep (White Dome 1)

VERSO
Jenny Hval, Girls Against God

WANDERING ROOTS
Wren Handman, Havoc and Happiness (Agathi Adventure 1)

WILLIAM MORROW
Emily M. Danforth (author) and Sara Lautman (illustrator), Plain Bad Heroines

THE WOODEN PEN PRESS
M. D. Cooper, Rika Destroyer (Aeon 14: The Genevian Queen 3)
M. D. Cooper, By the Empress’s Command (Aeon 14: The Empire 3)

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, A Heart to Trust

INDIES
Anna Cove, Hold Me Tight (Catskill Crew Romance 2)
Lady Grim: A Halloween Anthology (a collection of short stories by wlw authors!)
Lise Gold, Northern Vows (The Compass Series 5)
Ellie Green, Two Hearts
Eddie Hicks, Psychic Rush (Cyber Witch 2082, book 4)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Complicated Heart (The Avery Detective Series 4)
Donna Jay, New Girl on the Street
J.E. Rowney, I Can’t Sleep
Bri Spicer, In the Light of a Broken Moon (1)
Sienna Waters, Fair Trade
Natasha West, Now and Again

NONFICTION

BEACON PRESS
Carlos A. Ball, The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally

CHELSEA GREEN PUBLISHING
Naomi Wolf, Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love

CITY LIGHTS
Pamela Sneed, Funeral Diva

FIGURE 1 PUBLISHING
Craig Jennex and Nisha Ewaran, Out North: An Archive of Queer Activism and Kinship in Canada

GenPRIDE
GenPRIDE, Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resilience from the GenPRIDE Community

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Rebecca Burgess, How to Be Ace: A Memoir of Growing up Asexual
Jamie Windust, In Their Shoes: Navigating Non-Binary Life

MIT PRESS
Ben Barres, The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist

THE NEW PRESS
Delphine Diallo, Lived Experience: Reflections on LGBTQ Life

ONE WORLD
Riva Lehrer, Golem Girl

RANDOM HOUSE
Glennon Doyle, Untamed

ROUTLEDGE
Robert Aldrich (author, ed.) and Garry Wotherspoon (ed.), Who’s Who in Contemporary Gay and Lesbian History: From World War II to the Present (Routledge ed.)
Robert Aldrich and Garry Wotherspoon, Who’s Who in Gay and Lesbian History: From Antiquity to the Mid-Twentieth Century (Routledge ed.)
Tomasz Basiuk and Jędrzej Burszta, eds., Queers in State Socialism: Cruising 1970s Poland

SCRIBNER
Eleanor Crewes, The Times I Knew I Was Gay

SHE WRITES PRESS
Holly Lorka, Handsome: Stories of an Awkward Girl Boy Human

TOPPLE BOOKS
Lucille Scott, An American Covenant: A Story of Women, Mysticism, and the Making of Modern America

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY PRESS
Alex Bakker et. al., Others of My Kind: Transatlantic Transgender Histories

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PRESS
Eithne Luibheid, ed., Queer and Trans Migrations: Dynamics of Illegalization, Detention, and Deportation (Dissident Feminisms)

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS PRESS
Josephine Donovan, The Lexington Six: Lesbian and Gay Resistance in 1970s America

OBERON BOOKS
Rachel De-Lahay (ed.), My White Best Friends (And Other Letters Left Unsaid)

TILLER BOOKS
Rebecca Strickson, ed., Queerstory: An Infographic History of the Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

VINTAGE
Paola Ramos, Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY PRESS
Cheri DiNovo, The Queer Evangelist

ZED BOOKS
Catherine Jean Nash and Kath Browne, Heteroactivism: Resisting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Rights and Equalities (examines backlash to LGBTQ equality)

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  1. While we at Bedazzled Ink really appreciate our new releases being listed here, please be aware that we publish many books that aren’t LGBT. Our lesfic imprint is Nuance and almost all our Mindancer Press books are lesfic. Our Bink Books imprint has both mainstream and lesfic fiction.

    Dream by Robbi Bryant is completely mainstream.

    The Ghost and the Machine is a truly magnificent and unique book that we love to pieces and want everyone to rush out and read, it’s not true lesfic, although it hints at the possibility.

    I just felt the need to clarify after I saw Dream listed.

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  2. Yes. We know. That’s why we state above that the books listed are “in the world of lesfic/fiction with strong women characters.” And then we state, “the world of lesfic/feminist/indie/women-friendly/LGBT publishing.” We thought that would cover it, and make readers understand that yes, we do cover lesfic, but we also cover fiction with strong women characters and feminist themes. After all, this is WOMEN and Words, not LESBIANS and Words (though many of us identify that way). I’ve made it even clearer (I hope) with this addition above:

    “To be clear. Not all the titles listed here are lesfic, but they include strong women characters and feminist themes. That’s why we’ve supplied links, so you can go check the books out to find out what they’re about.”

    You’ll notice, for example, that we’ve also listed Jesse Blackadder’s “Chasing the Light,” which is published through the Aussie division of HarperCollins. That book is not lesfic, but it’s about the first women who travel to Antarctica in the 1930s and we thought that was a super-cool feminist/strong women character book, so we listed it. We’ve also listed the YA novel “Drifting,” by Lisa Nelson, which is not lesfic. Nevertheless, we thought a strong young female protagonist was a character readers would be interested in. Plus, it’s a coming-of-age story, and we like those.

    Hope that clarifies for everyone.

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  3. Thank you so much for doing this. With so many releases each month, this is so very helpful. I missed 3 books that I quickly bought thanks to this. Keep up the great work.

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  4. It’s rather late for me to reply, but thank you very much for including my novel, Lindsay Versus the Marauders, in your listings for June. The sequel, Lindsay, Jo and the Tree of Forever, should be out in late October or early November and I promise to let you know as soon as I do!–J.S. Frankel

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  5. Hi, Linda–your best bet is to post this question on your Facebook page, since this page doesn’t get many comments and people tend to just look at the book lists and not the comment section. Also, since you have a new book out, I’d recommend blogging about that. How you came to write it, what inspired you, that sort of thing. 😀

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  6. Like this a lot, would have missed a few new ones by authors not with the bigger publishers without it. Just a note though that one slipped past your December list. Damaged Goods by Eliza Lentzski came out late in the month.

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  7. November Fiction: Bywater Books, Rachel Spangler, Edge of Glory. Link doesn’t take you to her book -> takes you to Spring Flowereing. Just an FYI

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  8. We may or may not be able to post lists this month, as this is the busiest time of the year and the Hootenanny is approaching. We do try to do one in December, but we cannot guarantee it. Also, it’s best to contact us directly on the contact page when you have questions like this because we don’t always see comments, especially not on this page.

    Cheers!

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