I’m so thrilled that Leather After received an Honorable Mention in the National Leather Association- International Writing Awards in the Samois Anthology category!!!
This was such an incredibly fun book to put together, and each of the contributors are brilliant kinky writers. I’m thrilled that the anthology has received such honors and is in such incredible company! For a full list of the NLA-I Writing Award winners see below:
NLA-I WRITING AWARD WINNERS:
With so many wonderful works coming in decisions were very difficult for the judges so there was a tie in the Non-Fiction Book category. Winners of the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award are John Huxley for “The Artisan’s Book of Fetishcraft: Patterns and Instructions for Creating Professional Fetishwear, Restraints and Sensory Equipment” (Greenery Press) and F.R.R. Mallory for “The Kinky Feminist” (self-published). Honorable mention in this category goes to Thom Magister for “Biker Bar: Bikes, Beer, and Boys – A Playful Look at the Roots of the Leather Bar” (Perfectbound Press)
“In the John Preston Short Fiction category, the winner is Peter Masters for “Imperfect Journeys” (self-published). Honorable mention for short story goes to D. L. King for “ Mr. Smith, Ms. Jones Will See You Now”from the anthology Ageless Erotica, ed. Joan Price.
Winner of the Samois Anthology Award is Laura Antoniou (ed.), “ No Safewords” (Cleis Press). Honorable mention goes to Sassafras Lowrey (ed.), for “ Leather Ever After: An Anthology of Kinky Fairy Tales” (Ravenous Publications)
Pauline Reage Novel category winner is Laura Antoniou for “The Killer Wore Leather” (Cleis Press). The judges had were unable to select only one runner up so there was a tie for Honorable Mention in this category. Honorable Mentions go to Chris Bellows for “The Blacksmith’s Daughter” (Pink Flamingo Publications) and to Elizabeth Schechter for “House of Sable Locks” (Circlet Press)
The winner of the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award is I.G. Fredrick for “ What Some Women Tops and Bottoms Have in Common” which appeared on October 12 in BDSM Book Reviews (www.bdsmbookreviews.com). Honorable Mention in this category goes to Janet Hardy for “My Tantric “Awakening” Turned Me Off Sex” which appeared March 15in Salon (www.salon.com)”