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ForeWord Finalists 2013 ForeWord Finalists 2013

Awards season is coming around again, and Jill Malone and Z Egloff have plenty to celebrate. The finalists for the ForeWord Book of the Year Awards 2013 have just been announced, and both authors have been nominated in the category Gay and Lesbian (Adult...  More


Wynn Malone Earns Great Reviews Wynn Malone Earns Great Reviews

Since it was published this spring, Finding the Grain has been picking up great reviews for Wynn Malone. For Lambda Literary, Anna Furtado writes that “Wynn Malone has given us a story that is a reflection of an everlasting love that makes us sigh...  More


Marianne K. Martin awarded the Alice B. Medal Marianne K. Martin awarded the Alice B. Medal

Congratulations to Marianne K. Martin! She has just been selected as a 2014 winner of the Alice B. Reader’s Appreciation Medal, which is given annually to honour writers of lesbian fiction for their “body of work.” The Alice B. Committee is a group...  More


ALA honors Hilary Sloin ALA honors Hilary Sloin

Congratulations to Hilary Sloin! Her debut novel Art on Fire has been awarded the 2014 Stonewall Book Award–Barbara Gittings Literature Award from the American Library Association. Every year, the Stonewall Book Awards Committee of the ALA recognises...  More


ALA honors Z Egloff & Jill Malone ALA honors Z Egloff & Jill Malone

Congratulations to Z Egloff and Jill Malone! Every January, the American Library Association (ALA) and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) present the Rainbow Book List. This highlights books with “significant and authentic...  More


Best 13 Reads of 2013 Best 13 Reads of 2013

At the end of 2013, Jerry Wheeler of Out In Print rounded up the best books he’d read over the year: “I came across some absolutely amazing books in 2013 . . . This list is in no particular order, but they are all excellent. If you haven’t...  More


Events

Elana Dykewomon at OLOC Elana Dykewomon at OLOC

Elana Dykewomon will be reading during Writers’ Night on July 26, at the OLOC  More


Hilary Sloin Readings Hilary Sloin Readings

Hilary Sloin will be reading from her debut novel Art on Fire at two events this  More


Bywater at Saints and Sinners 2014 Bywater at Saints and Sinners 2014

The eleventh annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival takes place May 15–18,  More


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Newsletters

December 2013 December 2013

We love good books, just like you do December 2013 Welcome to Bywater Books Dear  More


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Authors

Mari SanGiovanni Mari SanGiovanni

Mari SanGiovanni lives in Rhode Island not very far from her perfect Italian family.  More


Bett Norris Bett Norris

Bett Norris, born and raised in Alabama a few short miles from the place where Harper  More


Kate Clinton Kate Clinton

Kate Clinton is a self-described fumerist (feminist/humorist), who explores politics,  More


Hilary Sloin Hilary Sloin

Hilary Sloin is a novelist, short fiction writer, essayist, and playwright. Her work  More


Sally Bellerose Sally Bellerose

Sally Bellerose is the author of The Girls Club, which won the Bywater Prize for  More


Marcia Finical Marcia Finical

Marcia Finical won the first Bywater Prize for Fiction and a Goldie for her first  More


Julie Marie Wade Julie Marie Wade

For her first book, Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures, Julie Marie Wade won the Lambda  More


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News

Julie Marie Wade Interviewed Julie Marie Wade Interviewed

Julie Marie Wade was interviewed by Late Night Library, which seeks to promote writers  More


An interview with Georgia Beers An interview with Georgia Beers

Recently, Georgia Beers was interviewed by Jae. She talked about giving up the day  More


Sally Bellerose on the Radio Sally Bellerose on the Radio

Recently, Sally Bellerose appeared on the Liz McMullen Show, reading a chapter from  More


Jill Malone at Get Lit! Jill Malone at Get Lit!

Jill Malone will be taking part in the 2014 Get Lit! festival. This week-long festival  More


Stella Duffy directs Expectations Stella Duffy directs Expectations

Stella Duffy is directing Expectations, a new play by Emma Deakin. It’s “a  More


96 Hours on AUDIBLE 96 Hours on AUDIBLE

96 Hours by Georgia Beers has just become an audiobook! It can now be pre-ordered  More


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Submissions

Submission Form Submission Form

We are currently not accepting submissions. We will post a notice here when we are once again accepting submissions. Thank you.  More


Submission Tips Submission Tips

The Basics: 1. Follow Directions While it may seem that publishers are in a conspiracy to force you to make changes every time you have to submit a manuscript, this is not the case....  More


Submitting your manuscript to Bywater Books Submitting your manuscript to Bywater Books

How to Submit Your Manuscript Bywater Books is looking for well-written commercial fiction targeted to lesbian readers. We are especially interested in mysteries, romances and general...  More