Leather Writing Awards 2014

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Thanks to Cecilia TanLaura Antoniou and C for encouraging me to republish their text. I have added my favourite book covers. Winners are indicated with the 🏆 emoji. Check out the 2012 finalists too.

(Columbus, OH) — National Leather Association: International (NLA-I), a leading organization for activists in the pansexual SM/leather/fetish community, announced today the finalists for its annual writing awards. Named after activists and writers Geoff Mains, John Preston, Pauline Réage, Cynthia Slater, and the groundbreaking organization Samois, they are awarded annually to recognize excellence in writing and publishing about Leather, SM, bondage and fetishes.

The finalists for the Cynthia Slater Non-Fiction Article Award are:
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The finalists for the Geoff Mains Non-Fiction Book Award are:

Book cover: Biker Bar by Thom Magister

The finalists for the Pauline Réage Novel Award are:

Book cover: The Killer Wore Leather by Laura Antoniou

The finalists for the Samois Anthology Award are:

Book cover: Hell on Wheels by Raven Kaldera

The finalists for the John Preston Short Story Award are:

Book cover: Imperfect Journeys by Peter Masters

The winners will be announced at the National Leather Association’s Annual General Meeting, which will be held this fall, date to be announced.

For more information about the awards, please contact the award committee chair, pyxy, at nlai.awards@gmail.com.

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