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Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Dream Team Matches Donations Dollar for Dollar

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  
Posted by: Carleen Spry

For Immediate Release


Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) Dream Team Matches Donations Dollar for Dollar to Educate, Promote, and Recognize Lesbian Literature 

Contact: Sallyanne Monti, PR & Marketing Manager, 

 Date: November 28, 2017


The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS), the leading lesbian literary organization, announces a Dream Team of five prominent women is who are championing the 2017 Fall Fundraiser through December 31, 2017. The women are challenging GCLS membership and our lesbian community to match their $7,000 donation dollar for dollar, with a total fundraising goal of $14,000. With 600 members strong, this is achievable with a donation of $12 per member.

Last year, these five women challenged our membership and community to match their $6000 donation, and we did it together, raising $12,000 for 2016.

This year this group of prominent women raised the bar with a $7,000 donation, kicking off the challenge to membership and community to match them dollar for dollar for 2017.

The annual fundraiser enables the GCLS to honor its culture and history of keeping membership dues low and affordable while providing economical and no-cost resources for members.  

  • Access to Database of Beta Readers and Content Experts
  •  Annual Literary Conference with Workshops, Panels, Keynote, and Multi-faceted resource expo
  • Annual Lesbian Literary Awards Recognition (The Goldies)
  •  Extensive Online Community Network With Access to Blogs, Forums, and Groups,
  • Inclusive and Diverse Community of Authors, Publishers, and Readers
  • Comprehensive Writing Academy
  • Create and Maintain Your Online Blog on the GCLS Site
  • Helping Authors Become Better Writers
  •  Interactive Author/Reader Network
  •  Multi-tiered Mentoring Programs
  •  National, Regional, and International Event Participation & Promotion
  •  Vast Online Educational Video Library


The GCLS Board of Directors released this statement. “As our membership continues to grow, our costs for supporting and managing the GCLS increase, along with the cost-of-living increases for events and general administration.  Donating to support your organization means that we can continue to be your Community In The World of Lesbian Literature.

Donations can be made online at

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS), a 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 2004, is the leading lesbian literary organization bringing authors, readers and publishers together while creating a diverse and inclusive community. Our mission is the education, promotion, and recognition of lesbian literature. Our goals are to provide educational programs and learning opportunities to new and established authors in developing their craft, to promote lesbian literature regionally, nationally and internationally, and to recognize quality lesbian writing at our annual GCLS conference and closing awards ceremony known as The Goldies. GCLS is a growing all-volunteer organization whose Board of Directors and members provide a wide-range of in-house expertise. We are continually searching for those interested in helping the GCLS grow and prosper. Please address all inquiries to Sallyanne Monti, PR & Marketing Manager,

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