From time to time, the board of directors of the Publishing Triangle bestows special awards. This happens following discussions with the judges, and there is no formal submission process. The size of the cash prize varies and is determined on an ad hoc basis.

Past winners are:

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction
Let the Record Show, by Sarah Schulman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman (Seal Press)