awards & nominations
Winner, Geoff Mains Nonfiction Book Award from NLA International, for My Love Is a Beast: Confessions
Alexander Cheves is named to the Out 100, Out Magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential LGBTQ+ people
From Lit Hub, written by Walker Caplan:
Today OUT began the rollout of their annual OUT 100 list, a list of LGBTQ+ leaders and changemakers who “made us proud . . . in their local communities or on the world stage.” So far, their cover stars include RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Symone, Cassandra Peterson (better known as Elvira), and celebrity stylist and Legendary judge Law Roach, though they have yet to announce their full list. But today, they released their list of “the queer titans of media” on this year’s OUT 100, and it features four writers: New York Times columnist and nonfiction writer Charles M. Blow, memoirist and sex educator Alexander Cheves, memoirist George M. Johnson, and writer and Electric Literature editor-in-chief Denne Michele Norris.
Winner, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) Award for Excellence in Business Journalism for "Queer Spaces Project: COVID Won't Stop Atlanta's Most Iconic Leather Bar from Queering the South" in them.
Nominee, GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Online Journalism for "Queer Spaces Project: COVID Won’t Stop Atlanta’s Most Iconic Leather Bar From Queering the South" in them.
Breakthrough, an international nonviolence organization, recognized my article "Why I Got a Biohazard Tattoo For Pride" in TheBody as one of ten best pieces of queer writing in 2019.
Winner, SCAD Club President of the Year Award
Winner, SCAD Best Club of the Year Award
Winner, Best Short Fiction, Artemis Magazine Awards
Winner, Best Poetry, Artemis Magazine Awards
1st Place, Best Student Journalism at District
1st Place and Scholarship Award, high school writing competition at the Savannah College of Art & Design
2nd Place, high school writing competition at Georgia State University