The Publishing Triangle has announced the finalists for the 26th annual Triangle Awards, honoring the best lesbian and gay fiction, nonfiction, and poetry published in 2013. The awards will be presented on April 24 at the the New School in New York City, in a ceremony open to the public.

In addition, playwright María Irene Fornés will receive the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, and Sinister Wisdom magazine will receive the Publishing Triangle’s Leadership Award.

Finalists for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction
Henry Darger: Throwaway Boy, by Jim Elledge (Overlook)
Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boat Lift to Gay Cuban Miami, by Susana Peña (University of Minnesota Press)
Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous Gender Creative Son, by Lori Duron (Broadway Books/Crown)
White Girls, by Hilton Als (McSweeney’s)

Finalists for the Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction
Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive, by Julia Serano (Seal Press)
Growing Up Golem, by Donna Minkowitz (Magnus Books/Riverdale Avenue Books)
Passionate Commitments: The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins, by Julia M. Allen (SUNY Press)
Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders, by Jennifer Finney Boylan (Crown)

Finalists for the Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Butch Geography, by Stacey Waite (Tupelo Press)
Enchantée, by Angie Estes (Oberlin College Press)
She Has a Name, by Kamilah Aisha Moon (Four Way Books)
Swoop, by Hailey Leithauser (Graywolf Press)

Finalists for the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry
All the Heat We Could Carry, by Charlie Bondhus (Main Street Rag)
Sacrilegion, by L. Lamar Wilson (Carolina Wren Press)
The Talking Day, by Michael Klein (Sibling Rivalry Press)
Unpeopled Eden, by Rigoberto González (Four Way Books)

Finalists for the Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
An Honest Ghost, by Rick Whitaker (Jaded Ibis Press)
How to Shake the Other Man, by Derek Palacio (Nouvella)
If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan (Algonquin Young Readers)
Letters Never Sent, by Sandra Moran (Bedazzled Ink)

Finalists for The Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction
All This Talk of Love, by Christopher Castellani (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill)
If You Could Be Mine, by Sara Farizan (Algonquin Young Readers)
Local Souls, by Allan Gurganus (Liveright/W.W. Norton)
The Two Hotel Francforts, by David Leavitt (Bloomsbury USA)
Where You Can Find Me, by Sheri Joseph (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press)