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RAINBOW BOOK FAIR IS A PROJECT OF CLAGS

CLAGSThe Center for
Lesbian and Gay Studies
clags.org
provides a platform and encourages intellectual leadership in addressing issues that affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals and other sexual and gender minorities. As the first university-based LGBT research center in the United States, CLAGS nurtures cutting-edge scholarship; organizes colloquia for examining and affirming LGBT lives; and fosters network-building among academics, artists, activists, policy makers, and community members. CLAGS stands committed to maintaining a broad program of public events, online projects, and fellowships that promote reflection on queer pasts, presents, and futures. CLAGS makes its home at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016….
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Belhue Press logoBelhue Press perrybrass.com Since 1991, publisher of fiction,non-fiction, poetry, and short stories about the greater gay experience for LGBT people and their friends.
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BywaterBooks_blue72_extBywater Books bywaterbooks.com is an award-winning publishing house. We’re committed to bringing the best of contemporary lesbian writing to our avid readers. Our editorial team is dedicated to finding and developing outstanding authors who write books you won’t want to put down. We sponsor the Bywater Prize for Fiction to help with this quest. Each prize winner receives $1000 and publication of their novel. We have already discovered amazing writers like Jill Malone, Sally Bellerose, and Hilary Sloin through the Bywater Prize. Which exciting new writer will we find next? At Bywater Books we love good books, just like you do.
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HW Coyle LogoHW Coyle Stories and adventures
that go beyond the traditional and expected, ranging from a time when Saxons and Danes fought over an island not yet known as England, through the French Revolution, to today’s clash of cultures being played out in the very streets of New York City. The stories of HW Coyle and Jennifer Ellis are always great stories first, narratives recounting the trials of transgender characters caught between the duel struggles of an unwanted dilemma and the times they live in second and entertaining to the last. Available on Amazon Kindle and from Lulu.com.

PrintLambda Literary Foundation lambdaliterary.org nurtures, celebrates, and preserves LGBT literature through programs that honor excellence, promote visibility and encourage development of emerging writers.
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LGBTSR_GrayBorderlgbtSr www.lgbtsr.org/ Launched in 2011, lgbtSr.org is a site that embraces age and celebrates life over 50. Our mission is to provide an online space for an audience that often sees and hears less of ourselves reflected in the culture as we age. Here you’ll find news, interviews, opinion, the occasional insight, and a thing or two to hold up to the light. Our weekly podcast, ‘Aged to Perfection’, had over 57,000 listens in 2013 and included such guests as David Mixner, Meghan Stabler, Steve Kmetko, and the Rev. Troy Perry, to name just a few. We offer everything from book excerpts to terrific columns by our regular contributors. Please join us at the website, the podcast, or on Facebook with 4,100 of our closest friends. Our goal is to give voice to the pleasures of life in maturity; the challenges,experiences, answers we have found and the many questions we still have.
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RiptideLogo_Stacked-crRiptide Publishing
riptidepublishing.com is a boutique purveyor of some of the finest LGBTQ fiction, romance, and erotica available in print and ebook today. Created by industry veterans and LGBTQ authors who were hungry for more favorable editing, marketing support, production values, and contracts, Riptide Publishing seeks to fill a critical niche in the LGBTQ market: quality books, pristinely packaged, that will satisfy readers’ desires for rich, plotty, well-edited stories for which the author is fairly paid. ,,
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riverdale-logoRiverdale Avenue Books riverdaleavebooks.com


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Sibling Rivalry Press
siblingrivalrypress.com Founded in 2010, Sibling Rivalry Press is an independent publishing house based in Alexander, Arkansas. Our purpose is best defined by the incomparable Adrienne Rich, who said to Michael Klein in a 1999 interview: “There’s a lot of what I would call comfortable poetry around. But then there is all this other stuff going on—which is wilder, which is bristling; it’s juicier, it’s everything that you would want. And it’s not comfortable. That’s the kind of poetry that interests me—–a field of energy. It’s intellectual and moral and political and sexual and sensual—all of that fermenting together. It can speak to people who have themselves felt like monsters and say: you are not alone, this is not monstrous. It can disturb and enrapture.” Our mission, therefore, is to publish work that disturbs and enraptures.
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CENTER_library_lockup_150The Pat Parker/
Vito 
Russo
Center Library
www.gaycenter.org
Founded in 1991 to encourage and facilitate the reading and research of LGBT literature, the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Center Library is a lending library connected with other libraries around the City, sponsor of a monthly reading group, and producer and/or collaborator for literary events of interest to the LGBT community.  Hours of operation and catalogue are available at our website www.gaycenter.org.

The Permanent PressThe Permanent Press thepermanentpress.com Begun in 1978 by Martin and Judith Shepard, The Permanent Press committed itself to publishing works of social and literary merit and has, over the years, gained a reputation as one of the finest independent presses in America. Since our inception, individual authors and titles have gained over 50 literary honors, including the American Book Award, the Macavity Award, the Nero Award, the Hammett Prize, Small Press Book Awards, ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year Award. and the New American Writing Award. They have also been finalists for the National Book Award, Edgar Award, the Chautauqua Prize, and the Shamus Award. We’ve published Halldor Laxness, a 1955 Nobel Prize winner, and have 12 novels in print from Berry Fleming, who, in 1990, was a Nobel Prize nominee. The press itself has been cited on three separate occasions for its editorial excellence. In 1988, The Permanent Press was a Grand Prize Finalist for The Boston Globe Literary Press Awards. In 1997 we were honored with the Poor Richards Award given by the Small Press Center for “having done much to advance the cause of small press publishing over a period of at least two decades.” 1998 marked the culmination of prizes, as we won the equivalent of a publishing “Oscar” for the previous year’s list: Literary Market Place’s LMP Award for Editorial Achievement – a prize open to every publisher, large and small, in America, and voted on, nationally, by our colleagues in the book industry. The vast majority of our books are new, and these are published under The Permanent Press imprint. Our sister imprint, Second Chance Press, reprints books of merit that had been out-of-print, for at least 20 years. Under that imprint, we’ve published not only Berry Fleming and Halldor Laxness, but novels by Richard Lortz, William Herrick, and Joseph Stanley Pennell. Unlike most publishers, we have kept almost all of our titles in print, for we feel that these books have a timeless quality and will always be rewarding reading experiences.
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GCN_logo_LOGay City News gaycitynews.com Serving Gay, Lesbian, Bi and Transgender New York. Gay City News is dedicated to providing the most insightful, informative and up-to-date coverage about New York City’s diverse gay community; Award-winning editorial makes it one of the most respected GLBTQ publications in the nation.

GO Magazine GO Magazine gomag.com The cultural roadmap for city girls everywhere. GO Magazine is the nation’s most widely read free lesbian publication. GO is distributed in 25 cities across the United States.
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NEXT_LGNEXT Magazine www.nextmagazine.com is “New York’s Gay Guide”—a weekly comprehensive lifestyle resource for all gay New Yorkers, regardless of skin color, ethnic background or economic status. Since 1991, we have aimed to highlight both the popular and under the radar events, personalities and products that appeal to such a diverse range of gay men, especially when those stories are about gay New Yorkers themselves. Colorful, fun and always with a good sense of humor, Next’s provocative commentary on nightlife, entertainment, politics, fashion, sports and celebrity informs its community and engages its readers in order to help the Big Apple maintain its vital and supportive gay legacy. Next Magazine is available on a weekly basis throughout New York City, Upstate New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Fire Island, Provincetown and Rehoboth and 24/7 internationally through its web component.
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