- WINNER: Passing Strange, Ellen Klages (Tor.com Publishing)
- Amberlough, Lara Elena Donnelly (Tor)
- The Cult of Ocasta, Mark Allan Gunnells (Evil Jester)
- Hexslayer, Jordan L. Hawk (self-published)
- An Excess Male, Maggie Shen King (Harper Voyager)
- Tremontaine, Ellen Kushner, ed. (Serial Box; Saga ’17)
- The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myths & Magic, F.T. Lukens (Duet)
- An Unkindness of Ghosts, Rivers Solomon (Akashic)
- The Adventure of the Incognita Countess, Cynthia Ward (Aqueduct)
- The Black Tides of Heaven, JY Yang (Tor.com Publishing)
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 2019 awards cycle.
For more information, see the Gaylactic Spectrum site.
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