AURORA, Colo. — 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 2015. 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 Lee Harrington for “More Shibari You Can Use” (Mystic Productions, LLC). Honorable mention in this category goes to Janet W. Hardy for “Spanking For Lovers” (Greenery Press) and to Keli “Master Bear” Enzweiler for “Ms For The Rest Of Us” (LULU Press)
In the John Preston Short Fiction category, the winner is Sinclair Sexsmith for “Awakening: Mistress Elise Winter & morgan ” (Self-Published). Honorable mention for short story goes to D.L. King for “On Location” from the anthology “Dirty Dates: Erotic Fantasies For Couples” (ed.) Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cleis Press).
Winner of the Samois Anthology Award is Rachel Kramer Bussel (ed.), “Dirty Dates: Erotic Fantasies For Couples” (Cleis Press). Honorable mention goes to Dr. Charley Ferrer (ed.) for “BDSM Writers Con Anthology 2015” (BDSM Writers Con, Inc.)
Pauline Reage Novel category winner is J.A. Rock for “The Subs Club” (Riptide Publishing). Honorable mention in this category goes to Laura Antoniou for “The Inheritor” (Circlet Press)
The winner of the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award is Jaco Lourens & Jack Fritscher for “Conversations With Leather” which appeared on February 24, 2015 at The Leather Journal.com. Honorable Mention in this category goes to Race Bannon for “Building Leather Community” which appeared May 4, 2015 on The Bay Area Reporter.
Congratulations to our winning writers and our honorable mentions. Our judges thoroughly enjoyed reading your works.
Nominations for literary works published in 2016 will open late this year. 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.
Via press release