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Lee Lynch
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Lee's Books & Career

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With the publication of the novel Sweet Creek, in 2006, Bold Strokes Books and its publisher, Radclyffe, helped Lee jumpstart her writing career. A wonderful renaissance of new works has flowed since then, and Lee never stops expressing gratitude for her terrific publisher, Radclyffe.

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Lee's Publications
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Books and Ebooks

2016 Rainbow Gap, Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2014 An American Queer, Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2013 Morton River Valley, e-book edition Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2012 The Raid, Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2012 Rafferty Street, e-book edition Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2012 Dusty’s Queen of Hearts Diner, e-book Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2011 Toothpick House, e-book edition Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2010 The Swashbuckler, e-book edition Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2009 Beggar of Love, Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY
2008 The Butch Cook Book, ed. with Sue Hardesty and Nel Ward, Newport, OR
2006 Sweet Creek, Bold Strokes Books, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Rafferty Street, New Victoria Publishers, Norwich, VT
1996 Off the Rag: Women Write About Menopause, New Victoria, Norwich, VT
1994 Cactus Love, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1992 Morton River Valley, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1991 That Old Studebaker, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1989 Sue Slate, Private Eye, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1988 The Amazon Trail, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1987 Dusty's Queen of Hearts Diner, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1987 The Fires of Winter Solstice, Variant Press, Grants Pass, OR
1986 Home In Your Hands, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1986 Hanukah at a Bar, Variant Press, Grants Pass, OR
1985 The Swashbuckler, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1985 A Guide to Publishers of Lesbian Fiction, Variant Press, Grants Pass, OR
1984 Old Dyke Tales, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1984 Christmas at a Bar, Variant Press, Grants Pass, OR
1983 Toothpick House, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL
1966 Poems, Allyn Southerland Press, Bridgeport, CT

Awards

2017 Golden Crown Literary Society, Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award, Rainbow Gap
2015 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, An American Queer
2013 Golden Crown Literary Society, Best General Fiction, The Raid
2013 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award finalist Gay/Lesbian Fiction, The Raid
2013 Keystone Alliance/GayLife Newsletter Readers Choice Awards, 2013 Winner
2012 Golden Crown Literary Society Lee Lynch Classic Award – for The Swashbuckler
2012 Golden Crown Literary Society, annual Lee Lynch Classic Award inaugurated
2010 Curve Magazine Annual Lesbian Awards, finalist Author Pioneer
2010 Golden Crown Literary Society, Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award, Beggar of Love
2010 The James Duggins Mid-Career Author Award, which "honors LGBT mid-career novelists of extraordinary talent and service to the LGBT community"
2010 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Gay/Lesbian Fiction Bronze Award, Beggar of Love
2010 Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Award, Beggar of Love
2009 Golden Crown Literary Society, “Trailblazer Award”
2007 Alice B. Readers “Appreciation Award”
2006 Saints & Sinners Literary Festival, New Orleans, LA “Literary Saint”
2006 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Finalist, Sweet Creek, Bold Strokes Books
2006 Q Syndicate top ten fiction books of the year, Sweet Creek, Bold Strokes Books,
1997 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Off the Rag: Women Write About Menopause, editors Lee Lynch and Akia Woods, New Victoria Publishers
1990 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Sue Slate Private Eye, Naiad Press
1968 Van Wyck Award, “Phi Theta Kappa Creative Writing Award”

Collections, Magazines, Journals (partial listing)*

2017 “The Time of Year That Really Got to Frenchy” Time’s Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History, editors Lori L. Lake and Christopher Hawthorne Moss.
2015 “Honeydew Moon” Through the Hourglass, editors Sacchi Green, Patty G. Henderson.
2014 “The Tracks” Outer Voices/Inner Lives, editors Mark McNease, Stephen Dolainski.
2014 “Kitmas in Peacock Alley,” Christmas Anthology, Ylva.
2014 Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time, by Elisa Rolle (Aug 22).
2014 “Sturbridge Idyll,” Best Lesbian Romance 2014, ed. by Radclyffe, Cleiss Press.
2012 “Essential LGBT Fiction – Beggar of Love #12 of 20,” The Huffington Post June 22nd.
2012 “Love & Marriage, Book Excerpt: The Raid by Lee Lynch,” SheWired September 10th.
2012 “Lee Lynch and Lori Lake on Lesbian Mystery, Police Raids, and Fairy Godmothers,”The Advocate, article by Sunnivie Brydum, October 16th.
2012 “Dumb Bunny,” Best Lesbian Romance, ed. by Radclyffe, Cleis Press, Berkeley, CA.
2012 “Maple Beach People,” Read These Lips 5, editors Evecho and Linda Lorenzo.
2011 “Excerpt,” Breathless: Tales of Celebration, editors Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman, Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY.
2010 “Soldier Dyke,” Women In Uniform: Medics and Soldiers and Cops, Oh My!, editors Pat Cronin and Verda Foster, Yellow Rose Books, Port Arthur, TX.
2008 “Gifts,” Romantic Interludes: Discovery, editors Radclyffe and Stacia Seaman, Bold Strokes Books, Valley Falls, NY.
2008 “Frenchy Retires,” Read These Lips, editors Evecho and Linda Lorenzo.
2008 “Remembering a Literary Giant,” Curve Magazine, San Francsco, CA, March.
2006 “Hanukah at a Bar” and “Fires of Winter Solstice,” All in the Seasoning, ed. by Katherine V. Forrest, Bywater Books, Ann Arbor, MI.
2006 “After the Second Breakup,” Romance for Life, editors Lori L. Lake and Tara Young, Intaglio Publication, Gainesville, FL.
2004 “Dusty Eats Out,” On Our Backs Volume Two, ed. Diana Cage, Alyson Books, Los Angeles, CA.
2001 “Cactus Love,” On Our Backs, ed. Lindsay McClune, Alyson Books, Los Angeles, CA.
2000 “Cruising the Libraries,” Lesbian and Gay Studies and the Teaching of English, ed. by William J Spurlin, National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.
1999 “Cactus Love,” Electric, ed. by Nicole Foster, Alyson Publication, Los Angeles, CA.
1999 “Red, White, and Queer,” Girlfriends Magazine, San Francisco, CA, March.
1997 “The Saxophone Player,” Lady Be Good, editors Barbara Grier and Christine Cassidy, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL.
1996/1998 “Country Dyke Tales,” serialized short fiction, Girlfriends Magazine.
1996 “The Changeling,” Once Upon a Time, ed. Michael Ford, Masquerade Books, New York, NY.
1996 “Sy,” Lesbian Short Fiction, ed. Jinx Beers, Tantra Publishers, Las Vegas, NV.
1996 “The Red Couch,” Dancing in the Dark, editors Barbara Grier and Christine Cassidy, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL.
1996 “O sofa vermelho (The Red Couch),” A primeira danca, editors Barbara Grier and Christina Cassidy, Edicoes GLS Sao Paulo, SP.
1995 “Something Snapped,” Dyke Life, ed. Karla Jay, BasicBooks, New York, NY.
1994 “Fruitstand II: Honeydew Moon,” Lavender Mansions, ed. Irene Zahava, Westview Press, Boulder, CO.
1993 “Rings, Zippo Light Up the Past,” “Jacky and the Psychic” and “Lesbian Stew,” Lesbian Culture, editors Julia Penelope and Susan Wolfe, The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA.
1993 “How Oregon’s Writers Fought Measure 9,” Lambda Book Report, Sep/Oct.
1993 “The Light of Day,” The Romantic Naiad, editors Katherine V. Forrest and Barbara Grier, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL.
1993 “Sanctuary; The Flight of the Mind,” Lambda Book Report, Jul/Aug.
1993 “Lesbian Stew,” Eating Our Hearts Out, ed. Leslea Newman, The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA.
1992 “City Slicker,” Diving Deep, editors Katherine V. Forrest and Barbara Grier, Silver Moon Books, London, UK.
1992 “Jacky and the Femme” and “Stone Butch,” The Persistent Desire, ed. Joan Nestle, Alyson Publications, Boston MA.
1992 “City Slicker,” The Erotic Naiad, editors Katherine V. Forrest and Barbara Grier, Naiad Press, Tallahassee, FL.
1991 “Truckstop Woman,” Lesbian Love Stories: Volume Two, ed. Irene Zahava, The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA.
1991 “Cactus Love,” Dykescapes, ed.Tina Portillo, Alyson Publications, Boston, MA.
1990 “Cruising the Libraries,” Lesbians Texts and Contexts, editors Karla Jay and Joanne Glasgow, New York University Press, New York, NY.
1990 “The Swashbuckler,” Women on Women, editors Joan Nestle and Naomi Holoch, Plume, NY, NY.
1989 “New Year’s Eve at a Bar,” Lesbian Love Stories: Volume One, ed. Irene Zahava, The Crossing Press, Freedom, CA.
1989 “The Wet Night,” Intricate Passions, ed.Tee Corinne, Banned Books, Austin,TX.
1986 “Dusty Eats Out,” On Our Backs, San Francisco, CA, Winter.
1988 “Jefferson 5, The Big Bad Wolf,” Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Iowa City, IA, #27 Summer.
1988 “Hanukah At a Bar,” Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Iowa City, IA, #25 Winter.
1985 “Marie Christine,” On Our Backs, San Francisco, CA, Fall.
1985 “At A Bar VII: Winter Sun,” Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Iowa City, IA, #17 Fall.
1983 “The Ladies,” Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Iowa City, IA, #10 Winter.
1983 “The Coat,” Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Iowa City, IA, #7 Spring.
1982 “At A Bar, In the Morning,” Common Lives/Lesbian Lives, Iowa City, IA, #4 Summer.
1976 “As Dreams Are Made of” and “A Hard Row to Hoe,” writing as XXX The Lesbians Home Journal, Stories from The Ladder, editors Barbara Grier and Coletta Reid, Diana Press, Oakland, CA.
1976 “Felicia G.,” writing as XXX, The Lavender Herring, Lesbian Essays from The Ladder, editors Barbara Grier and Coletta Reid, Diana Press, Oakland, CA.
1976 “Willa Cather,” “Ladies of Langollon,” “Sara Teasdale,” “Margaret Fuller,” and “HD,” writing as XXX, Lesbian Lives, Biographies of Women from The Ladder, editors Barbara Grier and Coletta Reid, Diana Press, Oakland, CA.
1974 “Visit,” writing as Lee Spillane, Lesbians Speak Out, The Women’s Press Collective, Oakland, CA.
1972 “Dancers” and “Sister In Law,” Sister, New Haven, CT, February.
1972 “Willa Cather,” writing as Lynn Flood, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #5&6 February/March.
1972 “The Shade,” The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #9&10 June/July.
1972 “The Bell Jar,” The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #5&6 February/March.
1972 “Love, Beyond Men and Women,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #7&8 April/May.
1972 “Felicita G.,” writing as Ellen Gold, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #5&6 February/March.
1972 “Designs,” The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #9&10 June/July.
1971/1972 “Ladies of Llangollen,” writung as Ellen Gold, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #3&4 December/January.
1971 “Waterfall,” “Violinists,” “Hibernation,” and “Untitled,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #7&8 April/May.
1971 “The Politics of DiPrima,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #9&10 June/July.
1971 “Lifeblood,” writing as Ellen Gold, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #11&12 August/September.
1971 “Beyond Desire,” writing as Lynn Flood, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #9&10 April/May.
1971 “As Dreams Are Made Of,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #7&8 April/May.
1971 “Against the Season,” writing as Ellen Gold, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #9&10 June/July.
1971 “A Life of Angels,” writing as Lynn Flood, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 16 #9&10 June/July.
1971 “A Hard Row to Hoe,” writing as Lynn Flood, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #9&10 June/July.
1970-1971 “Strange Victory of Sara Teasdale,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #3&4 December/January.
1970, “Luncheonette,” “Gold,” “Feast,” and “Summer 2,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 14 #9&10 June/July.
1970 “Gemstones: Minor Works of Djuna Barnes,” writing as Carol Lynk, The Ladder, Reno, Nevada, V. 15 #1&2 October/November.
1968 “Portrait” and “Yellow,” The Laurel Review, Bridgeport, CT.
1966 “The Gathering Time” and “Grey’d Hit the Boulevard,” The Yale Literary Magazine, New Haven, CT, March.
1965 Helicon poetry, Bridgeport, CT.
1963 Folio poetry, Queens, NY, Spring.

Syndicated Column “The Amazon Trail,” 1986 to current

Appeared at different times in dozens of publications and is ongoing.

*Works archived at Knight Library Special Collections University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

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