2019 Goldie Winners
2019 Goldie Winners

Here are the 2019 GCLS Awards Winners. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS!

Finalists and winners are calculated according to the Board-approved recommendations of the Independent Review Committee. Information about how finalists and winners are determined may be found HERE.

  • To the extent possible, aggregate categories so there are at least six entries in one category
  • Adopt the 25%-10% rule to determine finalists and winners based on the number of eligible nominations:
    • 25% of entries are finalists
    • 10% of entries are winners

Under each Category are the number of finalists and winners according to the 25%-10% rule. This rule only applies to Judged Categories; the Ann Bannon Popular Choice and Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art are not affected.

[Please note: Nominators may optionally provide a link to purchase the nominated book. The link is posted for reference only and is not an endorsement of any particular merchant on the part of the GCLS.]

Please refer to the Nominations Guidelines page or CONTACT the Awards Administrators if there are any questions.

Last update: 13-Jul-2019


Ann Bannon Popular Choice

39 Nominees | 8 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Proper Cuppa Tea KG MacGregor Bella Books buy

Combined Non-Fiction

This category is a combination of Non-Fiction Anthology/Collections and General Non-Fiction.

7 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
The Liberation of Ivy Bottini: A Memoir of Love and Activism Judith V. Branzburg Bedazzled Ink Publishing buy

Contemporary Romance (Short Novels)

25 Nominees | 6 finalists | 3 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Breakthrough Kris Bryant Bold Strokes Books buy
The Neighbor Gerri Hill Bella Books buy
The Promise Claire Highton-Stevenson Self-Published buy

Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length Novels)

43 Nominees | 11 finalists | 4 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
A Wish Upon a Star Jeannie Levig Bold Strokes Books buy
Blend Georgia Beers Bold Strokes Books buy
Love At Cooper's Creek Missouri Vaun Bold Strokes Books buy
Pursuit of Happiness Carsen Taite Bold Strokes Books buy

Contemporary Romance (Long Novels)

37 Nominees | 9 finalists | 4 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Gold E. J. Noyes Bella Books buy
It's Not a Date Heather Blackmore Bold Strokes Books buy
Just for Show Jae Ylva Publishing buy
Three Reasons To Say Yes Jaime Clevenger Bella Books buy

Debut Novel

This category combines all eligible nominated Debut novels across categories.

31 Nominees | 8 finalists | 3 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy book
Chasing Stars Alex K. Thorne Ylva Publishing buy
Compass Rose Anna Burke Bywater Books buy
The Music and the Mirror Lola Keeley Ylva Publishing buy

Erotic Novel

8 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Breaking the Rules Larkin Rose Bold Strokes Books buy

Fiction Anthologies

8 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Language of Love Astrid Ohletz, Lee Winter (eds.) Ylva Publishing buy

General Fiction

20 Nominees | 5 finalists | 2 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Bird on a Wire Tagan Shepard Bella Books buy
Perfect Little Worlds Clifford Mae Henderson Bold Strokes Books buy

Historical Fiction

7 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Lies of Omission Elena Graf Purple Hand Press
buy

Humorous Novel

6 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Great Bones Lynn Ames Phoenix Rising Press buy

Mystery/Thriller/Crime

22 Nominees | 6 finalists | 2 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Alias Cari Hunter Bold Strokes Books buy
What You Want to See Kristen Lepionka Minotaur Books buy

Paranormal/Occult/Horror

14 Nominees | 4 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Gnarled Hollow Charlotte Greene Bold Strokes Books buy

Poetry Poems/Collections

8 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Lovely Lesléa Newman Headmistress Press buy

Romantic Blend

33 Nominees | 8 finalists | 3 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Ask Me Again E. J. Noyes Bella Books buy
Chasing Stars Alex K. Thorne Ylva Publishing buy
My Lady Lipstick Karin Kallmaker Bella Books buy

Science-Fiction/Fantasy

26 Nominees | 7 finalists | 3 winners

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Lucky 7 Rae D. Magdon Desert Palm Press buy
Proxima Five Missouri Vaun Bold Strokes Books buy
Waking the Dreamer K. Aten Regal Crest Enterprises buy

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Art

73 Nominees | 8 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Cover Artist
Publisher
Buy Book
Ann McMan, Treehouse Studio Bywater Books buy

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Young Adult/New Adult

This category combines the Young Adult and New Adult categories.

7 Nominees | 2 finalists | 1 winner

Title
Author
Publisher
Buy Book
Snowsisters Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick Interlude Press buy

2019 Goldie Winners

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