- Axel Hooley’s Death Watch List, Scotty-Miguel Sandoe, CreateSpace
- The General’s Mistress, Jo Graham, Gallery Press
- Gleams of a Remoter World, Fiona Glass, Riptide Publishing
- History of a Pleasure Seeker, Richard Mason, Random House / Alfred A. Knopf
- In One Person, John Irving, Simon & Schuster
- Mount Royal, There’s nothing harder than love, Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books Inc.
- The Poet and the Prophecy: Magic University Book Four, Cecilia Tan, Ravenous Romance
- Shine, Donnelle McGee, Sibling Rivalry Press
- Times Square Queer: Tales of Bad Boys in the Big Apple, Mykola Dementiuk, Renaissance eBooks
- Tio Jorge, Vincent Meis, Fallen Bros.
- Trinity, Moments Before the Dawn, Terrie Elleard, Outskirtspress
- Whitetail Shooting Gallery, Annette Lapointe, Anvil Press Publishers
- Authentic and Free: A Journey from Shame to Self-Acceptance, Courtney Long, Be & Love YOU Publishing
- Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals, Janet W. Hardy, Beyond Binary Books
- Love Without Limits: The Bi-Laws of Love, Yazmin Monet Watkins, Red Journal Publications
- The Many Deaths of Kristian 13, Yves Navant, Revanche Media
- Mind-Blowing Sex: A Woman’s Guide, Diana Cage, Seal Press
- My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B, Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature
- Patriarch: My Extraordinary Journey from Man to Gentleman, H.L. Sudler, Archer Publishing
- Sprung, Laura Madeline Wiseman, San Francisco Bay Press
Right now, a panel of four judges for each category are reading all the nominated books books and, in March, will narrow them down to a list of three to five finalists. The finalists will be announced in the second half of March. The judges will then select a winner from the list of finalists and all the winners will be announced in early June at the 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards Ceremony.
*For the Lammy Awards, books can only be nominated by the publisher or author of the book. Becoming a finalist is what indicates the judges deemed the book to be special. And of course, being a winner means the same thing at any awards show.
Which 2012 books do the best job of exploring the theme of bisexuality? What do the authors have to say about their works? I'll let you know in future columns, coming soon.