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 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 PLEASE include a link to the book if possible.

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 forthcoming releases for November 2018 and books that were released in October. We’ve also left September up, in case you missed it.

We update this list either the 2nd or 3rd Friday (sometimes Saturday) of the month (December and January may or may not be an exception, given the Hootenanny event we hold). And sometimes we screw up and miss a month. Yikes! Sorry! Anyway, please get your info to us before the 2nd Friday of the month if you’d like it to coincide with our reminder blog we send out once a month. Otherwise, we can update here at any time. Thanks.

COMING FOR NOVEMBER 2018

FICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Larissa Lai, The Tiger Flu

BELLA BOOKS
Baxter Brown, Cameron’s Rules
E.J. Cochrane, Double Dog Dare
E.J. Noyes, Ask Me Again

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Georgia Beers, Calendar Girl
Jackie D., The Rise of the Resistance (Phoenix 1)
Lisa Moreau, Lovebirds
Meghan O’Brien, The Sex Therapist Next Door
Radclyffe, Tapped Out (short story reprint)
Fiona Riley, Media Darling
Renee Roman, Stroke of Fate
Emily Smith, All of Me
Elle Spencer, Unforgettable
Karen F. Williams, As the Crow Flies
Ileandra Young, Both Ways (S.P.E.A.R. Mission Files 1)

BYWATER BOOKS
Bonnie J. Morris, Sappho’s Overhead Projector

CLINK STREET PUBLISHING
M. Cassol, The Lilith Gene

ENTANGLED: TEEN
Erica Cameron, War of Storms (The Ryogan Chronicles 3)

FLUX
Elizabeth Tammi, Outrun the Wind

HARLEQUIN TEEN
Robin Talley, Pulp

INSIGHT COMICS
Jean Dufaux (author) and Ana Miralles (illustrator), Djinn (Vol. 1)

KAUSTIK PRESS
Linda Taimre, The Fading (novella)

MARINER BOOKS
Ariel Schrag, Part of It: Comics and Confessions

NAUGHTY NIGHTS PRESS
Erzabet Bishop, Sigil Fire

NST PUBLISHING
Brooklyn Wallace, Sugar & Ice (Rose and Thorns)

OUTLINES PRESS
JD Glass, Fire Fall

PATCHWORK PRESS
Katherine Bogle, Empress of Annihilation (Clockwork Thief 4)

REGAL CREST
Barbara L. Clanton, Going Under (YA; Clarksonville 7)
Lisa Young, Out and Proud

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Patricia Evans Jordan, London (Passport to Love 2)
Lily R. Mason, Hearts Inn

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Trafalgar & Boone and the Children of the Burnt Empire (Trafalgar & Boone 4)

TRANSIT BOOKS
Carol Bensimon, We All Loved Cowboys

WALDORF PUBLISHING
Sueanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON PRESS
Mavis Applewater, Muraille Island (Oct. 30; Whispering Pines 2))

WINTER PUBLISHING
Lauren Hemphill, Viridis

YLVA PUBLISHING
Sacchi Green, Shadowhand
KD Williamson, Drawing the Line
Lee Winter, Breaking Character

INDIES
Charlotte Anne Hamilton, Squall (Blackout 1)
Nicole Pyland, The Moments
E J Shelley, The Heart of the Matter
DJ Small, Reappearance of Summer
Arizona Tape, Twisted Lives
Arizona Tape, Wolf’s Howl (My Winter Wolf 3)

NONFICTION

BRANDEIS
Joy Ladin, The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
Esther Newton, My Butch Career

HODDER
Alys Fowler, Hidden Nature: A Voyage of Discovery (memoir)

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Brynn Tannehill, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Trans (But Were Afraid to Ask)

NYU PRESS
Amber Jamilla Musser, Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance

SERPENT’S TAIL
Angela Steidele, Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone, Queering Kansas City Jazz: Gender, Performance, and the History of a Scene

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
E. Patrick Johnson, Black. Queer. Southern. Women.: An Oral History

OCTOBER 2018

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLISHING
Annette Mori, The Book Addict

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Larissa Lai, The Tiger Flu

BELLA BOOKS
Celeste Castro, Lex Files
Laina Villenueve, Kat’s Nine Lives

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Ann Aptaker, Flesh and Gold (Cantor Gold 4)
Melissa Brayden, Love Like This
Mickey Brent, Broad Awakening
Kris Bryant, Maggie Cummnings, M. Ullrich, Against All Odds
Nicole Disney, Secrets on the Clock
Jane Fletcher, Isle of Broken Years
Aurora Rey, Autumn’s Light (Cape End Romance 4)
Larkin Rose, Breaking the Rules
MJ Williamz, Broken Vows

BOOKTHUG
Alex Leslie, We All Need to Eat

BYWATER BOOKS
Rachel Spangler, Love All

CARINA PRESS
Ada Harper, A Treason of Truths

FEIWEL AND FRIENDS
Mary Lambert, Shame Is an Ocean I Swim Across (poetry)

FIRST SECOND
Tillie Walden, On a Sunbeam (graphic novel)

GO DIRECT PUBLISHING
Ellie Spark, Love Undercover

GEE BE PUBLICATIONS
Belinda Harrison, Chosen For Thermopylae (Thermopylae Bound 2)

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, The Big Uneasy (Around the World 2)

INANNA PUBLICATIONS
Jacqueline Dumas, The Heart Begins Here

INTAGLIO
Kate Sweeney, The Ladies on Carrick Road

JABBERWOCKY LITERARY AGENCY
Aliette de Bodard, In the Vanishers’ Palace

JESSICA’S BOOK CORNER
Jessica Pots, The Ballet Slippers (a Period Romance novel)

LABRADOR PUBLISHING
Lucy Madison, A Recipe for Love

LESS THAN THREE PRESS
M. Wiklunk, The Girl on the Stove (novella)

NORTH STAR EDITIONS
Mischa Thrace, My Whole Truth

RED HEN PRESS
Tammy Lynne Stoner, Sugar Land

SAGA PRESS
R.E. Stearns, Mutiny at Vesta (Shieldrunner Pirates Book 2)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS PUBLISHING
Kay Bigelow, Killer Spring
Yvonne Heidt, Paradigm

SECOND GROWTH BOOKS
Kate Christie, A Theory of Love

TEAM ANGELICA PUBLISHING
Diriye Osman, We Once Belonged to the Sea

THREE ROOMS PRESS
Julia Watts, Quiver: A Novel

TINY FOX PRESS
Laury A. Egan, Fabulous: An Opera Buffa (Sept. 25)

TWELFTH PLANET PRESS
Stephanie Gunn, Icefall

TWO BOOTS PUBLISHING
E L Bossert, Portrait of a Wedding (novella)

YLVA PUBLISHING
A.L. Brooks, One Way or Another
K.L. Hughes, The Sea
Jody Klaire, In Fashion
Astrid Ohletz and Lee Winter, eds, Language of Love
Chris Zett, Irregular Heartbeat

INDIES
Gemma Bloom, Love IRL (LEZBites)
Beryll Brackhaus and Osiris Brackhaus, Orc Haven
Bridget Essex, The Bodyguard
Anna Ferrara, The Woman Who Tried to be Normal (Those Strange Women 3; end of September release!)
Brookyln Graham, Eagle Ridge
Tegrah Harris, Sara Finn
Arabelle James, Summer Skye
Donna Jay, Ticket to Love
Jhordynn, Bag Lady
Anastasiia Petrushova, Comfort Zone
J.A. Rock and Katey Hawthorne, Touch Up (Rose and Thorns 2)
Janet Lee Smith, Friends, Lovers, & Family (Friends for Life 3)
Amy Stinnett, Fresh Horses (Chickenshit 4)
C.P. Watson, Roses for Rosalie
Barbara Winkes, Cypher

NONFICTION

ABC-CLIO
Letizia Guglielmo, ed., Misogyny in American Culture [2 volumes]: Causes, Trends, and Solutions

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

ATLANTIC PUBLISHING GROUP
Eve Burchert, Reflections: Transgender at 7, Out at 84

CROWN ARCHETYPE
Jill Soloway, She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy

MANGO
Eric Rosswood and Kathleen Archambeau, We Make It Better: The LGBTQ Community and Their Positive Contributions to Society

The MIT Press
Ben Barres, The Autobiography of a Transgender Scientist
Ria Brodell, Butch Heroes: Reinscribing the Narrative from the 15th to the 20th Century

THE NEW PRESS
Slobodan Randjelovic, Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Andrew Reynolds, The Children of Harvey Milk: How LGBTQ Politicians Changed the World

PENGUIN
Joni Seager, The Women’s Atlas (5th ed.)

REGAL CREST
Martha Miller, Four Years: A Memoir

THAMES AND HUDSON
Sally Hines, Is Gender Fluid? A Primer for the 21st Century

TRAPEZE
Rose Ellen Dix and Rosie Spaughton, Overshare: Love, Laughs, Sexuality and Secrets (the famous British YouTubers, Rose and Rosie! [who are married to each other])

UNBOUND
Stephanie Theobald, Sex Drive: On the Road to a Pleasure Revolution

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA PRESS
Jaime Harker, The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon

VERSO
Jeffrey Escoffier, American Homo: Community and Perversity (Radical Thinkers; reprint ed.)
Gay Left Collective, Homosexuality: Power and Politics (Radical Thinkers; reprint ed.)
Pam Mitchell, Pink Triangles: Radical Perspectives on Gay Liberation (Radical Thinkers; reprint ed.)
Aubrey Walter, Come Together: Years of Gay Liberation (Radical Thinkers; reprint ed.)

INDIES
Krista Leigh, My Life: Me, a Lesbian

SEPTEMBER 2018

FICTION

BARACHOU PRESS
Hildred Billings, Forbidden Fruit

BELLA BOOKS
Jaime Clevenger, Three Reasons to Say Yes
Ann Roberts, Justice Calls
Sheryl Wright, Queen of Hearts

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Dena Blake, Racing Hearts
T.L. Hayes, A Fighting Chance
Charlotte Greene, Gnarled Hollow
Radclyffe, Passionate Rivals
C.P. Rowlands, Jacob’s Grace
PJ Trebelhorn, On the Fly
Missouri Vaun, Proxima Five
Jessica L. Webb, Shadowboxer
Brey Willows, Chosen
Barbara Ann Wright, The Tattered Lands

BUMBLING BARD CREATIONS
J.A. Armstrong, Exposing Eden (Journey of Exploration 2)

BYWATER BOOKS
Bev Prescott, 20

CHAOS PUBLISHING
Megan Hart, Taking the Leap (Bridesmaids in Love story)

DARK HORSE BOOKS
Michael DiMartino et.al., The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Three

DESERT PALM PRESS
Susan Stocker, Kiss Your Elbow: An Embellished Memoire about Growing Up Gay in the 50’s and 60’s

DUET
Julia Ember, The Navigator’s Touch (Seafarer’s Kiss 2)

ECLECTIC BARD BOOKS
Savannah Verte, H.E.A.R.T. Flights: Liftoff (Heartland Emergency Air Regional Transport Book 1)

ENDLESS NIGHT PUBLICATIONS
S D Simper, The Sting of Victory (Fallen Gods 1)

EUROPA EDITIONS
Tamsen Wolff, Juno’s Swans

FARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX
Alex London, Black Wings Beating (Skybound 1)
Marieke Nijkamp, Unbroken: 13 Stories Starring Disabled Teens

FEAROPOLY
Michelle Hanson, Skin|Deep

THE FEMINIST PRESS AT CUNY
Sarah Schulman, Maggie Terry

FLASHPOINT PUBLICATIONS
Patty Schramm, Finding Gracie’s Glory (Yukon Romance 1)
Patty Schramm, Reflections of Fate

GRACE ELIZABETH’S CREATIONS
Merciella Heartstorm, La Lividum (The Apothecary Chronicles 1)

HARLEQUIN TEEN
Amy Lukavics, Nightingale (Oct. 1)

INANNA PUBLICATIONS AND EDUCATION, INC.
S.K. Dyment, Steel Animals

JUG RUN PRESS
Anne Hagan, Finding Sheila (Morelville Mysteries 11)

LISBON PRESS
Cara Malone, Cinders (Contemporary Cinderella lesbian romance)

LUPERCALIA PRESS
Angelic Rodgers, Elegant Freefall

MuseItUp PUBLISHING
Janie Franz, Ruins Legacy

PENGUIN TEEN
Ashley Little, Confessions of a Teenage Leper

PERSEA
Gabrielle Calvocaressi, Rocket Fantastic: Poems

REGAL CREST
K Aten, The Sagittarius

SAPPHICA BOOKS
Lily Hammond, The Way Home

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Cheryl Espinosa-Jones, An Ocean Between Them
Kim Pritekel, The Gift

SPIDERLILY PUBLISHING
Devan Johnson, Any Other Name

SQUARE PEGS INK
Layce Gardner and Saxon Bennett, Hungry Hearts

TEXAS REVIEW PRESS
Chelsea Catherine, Blindsided

TOP SHELF PRODUCTIONS
Carolyn Nowak, Girl Town

TRIPLICITY PUBLISHING
Breanna Hughes, Stunted (releasing later August)

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH PRESS
Brinn Rebele-Henry, Autobiography of a Wound (poetry)

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN PRESS
Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Lava Falls

YLVA PUBLISHING
C. Fonseca, Food for Love
Alison Grey, Contract for Love
Jody Klaire, In Fashion

INDIES
Amber Belldene, All Things (Reverend Alma Lee Mystery 1)
Helene Blacksmith, Someone Among Us
Victoria Cerises, Grave Ambitions (Grave Delights 2)
Emma Chamberlain and Blythe Stone, Shared History
Raquel De Leon, Meeting Mrs. Garret
Charlie Conwell, Forever and Always
Charlie Conwell, A Chance Encounter
Charlie Conwell, 3:33
Charlie Conwell, The Best Lesson Learned
Karen Klyne, Parallel Lives (Opening in Time 1)
KC Luck, Darkness Remains
T.B. Markinson, The Hidden One (The Chosen 2)
Jax Meyer, Dal Segno
Vanessa North, Off Limits (Rose and Thorns)
Renee Porter, Southern Nights (Southern Connections 1)
Nicole Pyland, The Fire
Kris Ripper, The Butch and Beautiful (Queers of La Vista 2)
Ellie Spark, Love on the Run
Savannah Swan, Firebird
Katie Vistas, Don’t Set a Watchman
B.L. Wilson, The Ideal Man is a Woman

NONFICTION

BEACON PRESS
Imani Perry, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

BERKLEY
Michelle LeClair and Robin Gaby Fisher, Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love

CHALICE PRESS
Brandon Robertson, True Inclusion: Creating Communities of Radical Embrace

ForeEdge
Stephen Lane, No Sanctuary: Teachers and the School Reform That Brought Gay Rights to the Massess (reprint ed.)

FREE SPIRIT PUBLISHING
Kelly Huegal Madrone, LGBTQ: The Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens (3rd ed., revised)

GREYSTONE BOOKS
Rae Congdon, GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet

LIBRARIES UNLIMITED
Jaime Campbell Naidoo, A World of Rainbow Families: Children’s Books and Media with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Themes from around the Globe

NYU PRESS
Alexis Lothian, Old Futures: Speculative Fiction and Queer Possibility
Connor O’Dwyer, Coming Out of Communism: The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe

SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
Brian Belovitch, Transfigured: My Journey from Boy to Girl to Woman to Man
Catherine Guthrie, Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA PRESS
Sandra Gail Lambert, A Certain Loneliness (memoir)

VERSO
Laboria Cuboniks, The Xenofeminist Manifesto

WESTMINSTER JOHN KNOX PRESS
J. Philip Wogaman, Surrendering My Ordination: Standing for Gay and Lesbian Inclusivity in The United Methodist Church

INDIES
Cheryl B. Evans, My Parenting Journey with an LGBTQ+ Child: A Journal

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60 comments

  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. Thank you for doing this. Jove says you are the one that researches and prints this very valuable list. Thank You so verymuch

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  8. Yeppers, I go and find all the books. LOL Okay, as many of the books as I can. I know I miss some, which is why I ask for people to keep me apprised if they know of one…

    Thanks for reading!

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  9. 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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