- WINNER: Mother of Souls, Heather Rose Jones (Bella)
- Cocktails at Seven, Apocalypse at Eight: The Derby Cavendish Stories, Don Bassingthwaite (ChiZine)
- Malachite, Kirby Crow (Bonecamp)
- Lily, Michael Thomas Ford (Lethe)
- Maze-Born Trouble, Ginn Hale (Blind Eye)
- Fallow, Jordan L. Hawk (Widdershins)
- Hexbreaker and Hexmaker, Jordan L. Hawk (Widdershins)
- The Big Lie, Julie Mayhew (Candlewick)
- Night Terrors, J.A. Pitt (WordFire)
The Gaylactic Spectrum Awards “honor outstanding works of science fiction, fantasy and horror which include significant positive explorations of gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered characters, themes, or issues.” The Best Short Fiction and Best Other Work categories are being rolled over to the 2018 awards cycle.
For more information, see the Gaylactic Spectrum site.
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