Rainbow Awards

September 30, 2009 at 2:41 am Leave a comment

Elisa Rolle, a reader from Italy and fan of gay-men fiction, is establishing a LGBT Award, tentatively named The Rainbow Award.

Further information can be found here, including categories, publishers and eligibility guidelines. http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/799266.html :


1) Contemporary
2) Contemporary Erotica
3) Fantasy
4) Futuristic
6) Historical
7) Historical Erotica
8) Paranormal / Horror
9) Paranormal / Horror Erotica
10) Mystery / Thriller
11) Coming of Age / Young Adult
12) Comedy

Non Fiction
13) Biography / Memoir
14) History
15) General Non Fiction
16) Poetry
17) Travel

Special Category: New Author

All the categories are split in Lesbian (L), Gay (G) and Bisexual/Transexual (BT). Please if you submit a book specify if it’s for G, L, or BT (for example Contemporary Gay, or Mystery Lesbian).

Now is the time to fill up the categories with the candidatures (campaigning). For the 2009 LGBT Rainbow Awards I will consider ebooks or print books released between September 2008 (included) and August 2009 (Included). I’m not against the idea to consider also re-releases (maybe a previous ebook released in print, or viceversa; or a reprint of the same book from a different publisher).

Can you please help me in this task? If you are a publisher I’d like to ask you to forward the request to your authors, if you don’t feel to fill up the categories by yourself. And if you are an author, and you have a yahoo group or similat, I’m asking you to not being selfish, and to forward the request to your fellow authors. And if you are a reader, please try to nominate also books that maybe you didn’t like so much, but that someone else would probably like to vote.

Next Saturday I will post a blog for each category with the titles you have helped me to find. People will be able to vote for a month from Saturday and for t he first week I will also accept other candidature. It’s obvious that, books already in the categories have more chance to be voted (hint to publishers and authors to submit their books).

Categories with less than 5 candidatures will be compacted or deleted: if you are an author or reader of L and BT fiction / non fiction, please forward this message since I have not the same connections in those fields I have with the gay fiction community.

You can reply to this email, or forward my email address to whom you think could help or is interested. Instead, if you are thinking to post something in a public space, please give the link to this post


I would prefer to not see my email address too much exposed.

Thank you to you all, and I hope to hear from you or your colleagues soon.

Elisa Rolle


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