Recent Kudos and Honors

Kudos for Not Just Another Pretty Face

Beautiful Dreamer’s anthology, Not Just Another Pretty Face, won Honorable Mention at the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards for 2016 in the category of Erotica.  The book was also a finalist in the Rainbow Book Awards, the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in the category of LGBT fiction.

Although Not Just Another Pretty Face did not place in the top three at the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, the judges had several good things to say about it, including:

  • “The stories are colorful, very well written and offer a new perspective on the idea of objectifying another. The writing is by turns serious and whimsical, and the premise is new and refreshing also. I would highly recommend this book as I stayed up late just to finish it.”
  • “I loved the poem “Projection” [by Trbor Healey] and the poem “Ted’s Pantyhose” [by Miles Griffis]. It has a great rhythm and should be set to a blues song.”
  • “I thought that the writing was especially strong in the short stories “Kicks” [by Raymond Luczak], “He-witched” [by Gregory L. Norris], and “Limerick” [by Mike McClelland, whose short story collection, Gay Zoo Day: Tales of Seeking and Discovery, Beautiful Dreamer Press is publishing this fall].”

Louis Flint Ceci Honored at Saints And Sinners Literary Festival

2017 Inductees into the Saints and Sinners Hall of Fame.
From left to right: Jericho Brown, Carsen Taite, Mark Drake, Louis Flint Ceci.
(Not pictured: Raphael Kadushin.)

Beautiful Dreamer Press’s publisher and chief editor, Louis Flint Ceci, was honored at the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, held in New Orleans this past