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  • Content must include significant lesbian characters and/or themes and meets ONE of the following criteria:

    • The main character identifies as a lesbian

    • The main character is or ends up in a lesbian relationship

    • The theme or plot deals with lesbian issues and/or lesbian life

  • The book must be readily available (i.e. bookstores or online) for purchase in the United States. Please note: For sale online is considered “readily available.

  • If the book is pulled from publication at any point during the awards process—from the publication date up to and including the date of the awards presentations—the book will be reviewed and may be considered for ineligibility.

  • The book must have a publishing date between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016, inclusive.

  • The book copies submitted in the nomination process must be one of the following formats:  hardcover, soft cover (paperback), or an eBook (electronic book).  For eBook submissions, all of the following formats must be submitted:  .epub, .pdf, and .mobi/.prc. Only one copy of each eBook version is necessary.
  • Self-published books are eligible.

  • The book must be a First Edition and published in English.

  • Reprints or releases of a book in another delivery format (i.e. hardcover, paperback or eBook) of previously published books are not eligible.

  • Subsequent editions (i.e. 2nd, 3rd, etc.) are not eligible regardless of the addition or omission of material.

  • Anyone, including the general public, is invited to nominate an eligible title(s).

  • No book will be short listed in more than one “genre” category and no book shall be eligible for an award in more than one “genre” category, except as follows:

    • Books nominated in a "genre" category can also be nominated for the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award; and,
    • if written by a debut author, may also be nominated for the Debut Author Award.
  • The decision of the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Awards Administrator(s) as to eligibility of any book shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into in relation to eligibility.




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