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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


Joan Opyr talks about writing Joan Opyr talks about writing

In the San Francisco Bay Times, July 10, Michele Karlsberg had an interesting question for Joan Opyr and the poet Pamela Sneed: “Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?” Joan explained, “I’m not a visual writer because...  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


Events

Wynn Malone at PFLAG Wynn Malone at PFLAG

Wynn Malone will be making a presentation at PFLAG Central Kentucky on Tuesday, August  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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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

Judith Katz Judith Katz

Judith Katz is the author of two novels, The Escape Artist and Running Fiercely Toward  More


Stella Duffy Stella Duffy

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


Kate Clinton Kate Clinton

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


Z Egloff Z Egloff

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


Jesse Blackadder Jesse Blackadder

Jesse Blackadder wrote The Raven’s Heart, inspired by the history of her own  More


Wynn Malone Wynn Malone

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


Lindy Cameron Lindy Cameron

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


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News

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


Wynn Malone on Woman-Stirred Radio Wynn Malone on Woman-Stirred Radio

Wynn Malone was recently interviewed by Merry Gangemi on Woman-Stirred Radio. The  More


The Escape Artist The Escape Artist

Yes, we know we published The Escape Artist last year, but Judith Katz has just posted  More


Julie Marie Wade Interviewed Julie Marie Wade Interviewed

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