NLA-I Press Release re The Control Book

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(Columbus, OH) -- NLA: International, a leading organization for activists
in the pansexual leather community, announced the winners of its recently
created annual awards for excellence in SM/leather/fetish writing at its
Annual General Meeting at Beyond Vanilla XVIII in Dallas, TX on 28 September

The winner of the Cynthia Slater Non-fiction Article Award is Jack Rinella
for "Empathy," which appeared in Leather Views ( ). Mr. Rinella received the most nominations
for different articles, but "Empathy," which stresses the importance of
empathy within an SM scene, a relationship, and larger society most
impressed the judges.

VonLivid's "Lines of Colour in the Kinky Confines of Fetish," which appeared
in The Fetishistas ( ) received the honorable
mention in this category. The article is a thoughtful discussion of race in
the leather community in both a British and American context.

The winner of the Geoff Mains Non-fiction Book Award is Lee "Bridgett"
Harrington for Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macrame
(Mystic Productions Publishers). A thorough and detailed presentation of
rope bondage techniques, the judges lauded its content and organization.

The honorable mention went to Peter Masters for The Control Book (Jack
Rinella Publishing), which describes how one establishes and maintains
control in a full-time SM relationship.

Nominations for the 2008 awards, which will include the new categories of
short fiction and novel, will open soon.