Golden Crown Literary Society
Mission: To increase the visibility and quality of lesbian-themed literature. Our goals:
Vision: The GCLS is the leading lesbian-themed literary organization for editors, publishers, readers, writers, and friends/supporters. The GCLS is inclusive, welcoming, professional, and financially viable. As a versatile organization, we strive to recognize changes in our community, our literary industry, our membership needs, and social trends. We align our initiatives to these changes when and as appropriate.
More About Us
The GCLS has been around since 2004 So much has happened in the past 15 years. Learn more about our history here.
The GCLS is a volunteer organization. Our Board of Directors is supported by a number of volunteers. Click below to meet us..
Every couple of years, we devise a plan for improving and growing the organization. Read more about our Strategic Plan here.
Want to see our accomplishments year over year? This is the place to view our most recent and previous annual reports.
A Message from the Executive Director
Greetings! Thanks for stopping by. I am Mary Phillips and have been Executive Director of the GCLS since 2016. It is my honor and pleasure to serve the GCLS community and work with an outstanding board of directors. I, and the board of directors, strive to grow the organization, maintain financial stability, and fulfill our mission of increasing the integrity and visibility of lesbian-themed literature.
Through our educational conference and Writing Academy, we seek to further educate our established and aspiring authors. We recognize our writers with an annual celebration of the best in literature about women-loving-women with our Goldie Awards. Additionally, we promote our literature through regional events, readings at various bookstores and festivals. Please feel free to drop me a line with any comments, suggestions or ideas.