About Us
About Us

Golden Crown Literary Society

Mission: To increase the visibility and quality of lesbian-themed literature. Our goals:

  1. Recognize and reward quality literary works about women who love women;
  2. Provide learning opportunities, encouragement and assistance to new and established writers in developing their craft;
  3. Provide opportunities to promote lesbian-themed literature including events that bring readers and writers together;
  4. Be inclusive of friends/supporters of literature that celebrates women who love women.

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.

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The GCLS has been around since 2004 So much has happened in the past 15 years. Learn more about our history here.

Our Team

The GCLS is a volunteer organization. Our Board of Directors is supported by a number of volunteers. Click below to meet us..

Strategic Plan

Every couple of years, we devise a plan for improving and growing the organization. Read more about our Strategic Plan here.

Annual Reports

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. Email: m.e.phillips@goldencrown.org

2020 Goldie Winners

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Golden Crown Literary Society
P.O. Box 720154
Dallas, TX 75372

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