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Foreword celebrates Tangled Roots Foreword celebrates Tangled Roots

Marianne K. Martin’s new novel Tangled Roots has picked up a great review before it has even been published. For Foreword Magazine, Julia Ann Charpentier embraces “a touching story of abiding loyalty”. Anna is the daughter of a white landowners,...  More


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


Events

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


Summer Appearances by Marianne K. Martin Summer Appearances by Marianne K. Martin

This summer, Marianne K. Martin will appear at several events, to discuss lesbian  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

Stella Duffy Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy is a multi-talented writer and director whose many awards include the  More


Z Egloff Z Egloff

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


Sally Bellerose Sally Bellerose

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


Baxter Clare Trautman Baxter Clare Trautman

Baxter Clare Trautman earned a Masters degree in Biology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo  More


Jill Malone Jill Malone

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


Paula Martinac Paula Martinac

Paula Martinac is the author of three novels, including the Lambda Literary Award-winning  More


Wynn Malone Wynn Malone

Wynn Malone grew up in the Deep South, among story-tellers who taught her the value  More


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News

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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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