There are tons of LGBT publishing companies out there, and many of them are so small you might not even know you’re missing them. Here’s our list of five presses to check out and what kinds of books you can find there.
1. Red Bone Press: all genres
Founded in 1997 by Lisa C. Moore, Red Bone Press publishes work from black lesbians and gay men, and according to their website also seeks to promote “understanding between black gays and lesbians and the black mainstream.” Their selection includes the classic does your mama know?, an anthology of coming out stories from black lesbians edited by Moore.
2. Riverdale Avenue Books: memoir, mystery, non-fiction
This publisher is “an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry.” What makes them special is their eight imprints, or sub-presses, that focus on topics from non-fiction to gaming. They were also awarded the 2014 BiPublisher of the Year from the Bi-Writers Association. They recently published the twenty-fifth anniversary addition of Bi Any Other Name by Lani Ka’ahumanu and Loraine Hutchins.