The Leslie Feinberg Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature

Part of the Publishing Triangle Awards


Against Heaven, by Kemi Alabi (Graywolf)

Faltas: Letters to Everyone in My Hometown Who Isn’t My Rapist, by Cecilia Gentili  (Little Puss Press)

stemmy things, by imogen xtian smith (Nightboat Books)


Detransition, Baby, by Torrey Peters (One World)

A Dream of a Woman, by Casey Plett (Arsenal Pulp Press)

The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes, by Zoë Playdon (Scribner)


The Death of Vivek Oji, by Akwaeke Emezi (Riverhead)

My Daily Actions, or The Meteorites, by S. Brook Corfman (Fordham University Press)

We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetry, edited by Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel (Nightboat Books)


Disintegrate/Dissociate, by Arielle Twist (Arsenal Pulp Press)

The Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian), by Hazel Jane Plante (Metonymy Press)

We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, 1961–1991, edited by Ellis Martin and Zach Ozma (Nightboat Books)


Confessions of the Fox, by Jordy Rosenberg (One World/Random House)

Holy Wild, by Gwen Benaway (Bookthug Press)

The Soul of the Stranger, by Joy Ladin (Brandeis University Press)


Don’t Call Us Dead, by Danez Smith (Graywolf Press)

A Place Called No Homeland, by Kai Cheng Thom (Arsenal Pulp Press)

Prayers for My 17th Chromosome, by Amir Rabiyah (Sibling Rivalry Press)


Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory, by Qwo-Li Driskill (University of Arizona Press)

Chelate, by Jay Besemer (Brooklyn Arts Press)

A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder, by Ma-Nee Chacaby with Mary Louise Plummer (University of Manitoba Press)


The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf Press)

Debridement, by Corrina Bain (Great Weather for Media)

Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities, by Jackson Wright Schultz (Dartmouth College Press)