How nice! My piece, Kaliyuga Yoni, is suddenly more popular than a prom queen without panties! This week, it was:
- named a finalist for the National Leather Association International’s writing awards, AND
- accepted for publication in the hot-hot-hot upcoming Perverts of Color anthology.
Awesome job, me! If I were my own Top, I would definitely give me a lollipop!
Meanwhile, for your wanking pleasure, here’s the NLA-I list of other finalists. Go buy their books and read their blogs! The awards will be announced on April 17 in Houston.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR NLA-I WRITING AWARDS
(Columbus, OH) — National Leather Association: International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Reage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about leather, SM, bondage and fetishes.
The finalists for the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award are:
M. Svairini, “Kaliyuga Yoni” (blog post from the bottom runs the fuck)
Sinclair Sexsmith, “Reconciling Feminism & Sadism” (Sugarbutch Chronicles)
Lady Elsa, “Service Topping as a Spiritual Practice” from Lee Harrington (ed.), Spirit of Desire: Personal Explorations of Sacred Kink (Lulu.com).
Alice Wood-Jones, “Kim West, A Life in Latex Fashion” (Skin Two 61)
The finalists for the Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award are:
TammyJo Eckhart and Fox, At Her Feet: Powering Your FemDom Relationship (Greenery)
Steve Lenius, Life, Leather and the Pursuit of Happiness: Life, History and Culture in the Leather/BDSM/Fetish Community (Nelson Borhek)
Nancy Ava Miller, Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground (Xlibris)
Bill Reed, Exploring Your Kink: A practical guide to BDSM play (Lulu.com)
Justin Spring, Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The finalists for the Pauline Reage Novel Award are:
Evangeline Anderson, Dangerous Cravings (Loose Id)
James Buchanan, All or Nothing (MLR Press)
Cherise Sinclair, The Dom’s Dungeon (Loose Id)
Claire Thompson, Cowboy Poet (Romance Unbound)
India Wilson, The Knot Artist (Lightning Strikes)
The finalists for the John Preston Short Fiction Award are:
Laura Antoniou, “That’s Harsh” from the 2010 edition of The Slave (Circlet)
Jeff Mann, “Demon Seed” from Amie M. Evans and Paul J. Willis (eds.), Saints+Sinners 2010: New Fiction from the Festival (Queer Mojo/Rebel Satori)
Xan West, “Ready” from Christopher Pierce (ed.), Biker Boys: Gay Erotic Stories (Cleis)
The finalists for the Samois Anthology Award are:
Rachel Kramer Bussel, Fast Girls: Erotica for Women (Cleis)
Thom Magister, The Slave Journals and Other Tales of the Old Guard (Perfect Bound)
Tristan Taormino, Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica (Cleis)
Peter Tupper, The Innocent’s Progress (Circlet)
The winners will be announced on April 17 at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held during Spring Iniquity XX (April 15-17, 2011) in Houston, TX and mark the National Leather Association’s 25th anniversary. Please contact the award committee chair, Steve Vakesh, for more information about the awards at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Spring Iniquity, the National Leather Association, and the NLA-I’s meeting on Sunday morning, see: http://www.springiniquity.com and http://www.nla-i.com .