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Lesfic Unbound reviews Jill Malone Lesfic Unbound reviews Jill Malone

For Lesfic Unbound, Lynne Pierce recently reviewed Giraffe People, the third novel by Jill Malone. Here’s what she said: “Jill Malone is an award-winning author for her previous books, but Giraffe People is probably more readable by the general public....  More

Hart and Malone picked as Summer Reads Hart and Malone picked as Summer Reads

For Liberty Press’s Bookends, Cassie Lehnherr picked books by two Bywater authors: Ellen Hart and Wynn Malone. “For the first review of the summer, I had a difficult time choosing which books I wanted to avoid the heat with. I’ve been in need...  More

Reviews for Georgia Beers Reviews for Georgia Beers

Olive Oil & White Bread is the new novel from Georgia Beers. It’s a romance that starts with the moment where other romances usually end: the moment when two women decide that they want to be together. For C-Spot Reviews, Sunny and Corey welcome...  More

Hilary Sloin accepts the ALA award Hilary Sloin accepts the ALA award

The Stonewall Book Awards are sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table of the American Library Association (ALA). The awards have been presented since 1971, and we’re delighted that the winner of the 2014 Barbara Gittings...  More

SILVER IndieFab for Jill Malone SILVER IndieFab for Jill Malone

The 2013 IndieFab Awards were established fifteen years ago by Foreword Reviews to recognize the best in independent publishing, and the judges are drawn from a panel of more than 100 librarians and booksellers. The winners for this year’s Indie...  More

A Decade of Bywater Books A Decade of Bywater Books

Bywater Books is 10 years old! In that time, we’ve published 20 titles that have won awards — or, to put it another way, two-thirds of the new fiction we’ve published has been recognized by organisations as diverse as the American Library...  More

Celebrating 10 Great Years Celebrating 10 Great Years

On April 1, 2014 Bywater Books, the award-winning publisher of quality lesbian writing, celebrated a decade in the book industry and the receipt of its 20th prize for literary merit. Bywater publishes approximately six books per year, both literary and...  More


Women’s Week 2014 Women’s Week 2014

Every year, Bywater Books makes its way to Provincetown for Women’s Week, and  More

Our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration Our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Bywater Books is 10 years old! As part of the celebrations, we will be publishing  More

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December 2013 December 2013

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

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Val McDermid Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a bestselling writer whose novels have been translated into over  More

Z Egloff Z Egloff

Z Egloff won the Bywater Prize for Fiction with her debut novel Verge. Her second  More

Lindy Cameron Lindy Cameron

Lindy Cameron writes crime, science fiction, action adventures and true crime. She  More

Jill Malone Jill Malone

Jill Malone has won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and was a finalist  More

Georgia Beers Georgia Beers

Georgia Beers is a best-selling author who has won six Goldies and a Lammy Award.  More

Marcia Finical Marcia Finical

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

Kate Clinton Kate Clinton

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

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Hilary Sloin is OUTSpoken Hilary Sloin is OUTSpoken

OUTSpoken is a project that was originally named “OUTLoud: Oral History from LGBTQ  More

Mari SanGiovanni Mari SanGiovanni

In an interview with the writer A J Adaire, Mari SanGiovanni explains how she began  More

Joan Opyr talks about writing Joan Opyr talks about writing

In the San Francisco Bay Times, July 10, Michele Karlsberg had an interesting question  More

Two Interviews with Georgia Beers Two Interviews with Georgia Beers

Georgia Beers has been talking about her latest novel Olive Oil and White Bread —  More

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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