Call for Nominations
Call for NominationS

The GCLS welcomes nominations that represent and promote quality in lesbian-themed literature.

Anyone is welcome to nominate a book.


The 2021 Golden Crown Literary Society awards nomination period will open on August 1, 2020.

Please review all of the Awards Guidelines prior to submitting nominations. All nominations must be submitted via the appropriate online Nomination Forms.

Review the Nomination Deadlines to ensure that you're submitting your nominations during the appropriate timeline.

There are four (4) steps to submitting a nomination for the judged categories (Genre awards and Debut Novel):

  1. Complete the online Nomination Form. Note: Incomplete, incorrect, or late nominations will not be accepted.

  2. Submit payment for the total number of nominations according to the timeline on the Nomination Deadlines page. Note: The cost of each nomination is $35.00 per physical book and $30.00 per eBook. Adding Debut Novel to a Fiction Novel category is $30.00 and the cost to nominate in the Ann Bannon and Tee Corinne categories is $15.00. You can submit payment for all nominations at the time you complete the nomination forms.

  3. For eBook nominations, you must upload three (3) formats for each book - .epub, .pdf, and .mobi (or .prc) during the nomination process. If you are submitting physical books, you must send FIVE (5) copies of each book being nominated, which must be received by the Awards Administrator no later than the dates listed on the Nomination Deadlines page.

  4. Upload a high resolution .jpg or .png file of the nominated book's cover at the time you complete the nomination forms. (If you do not have an image file, your cover designer should have one at an appropriate resolution.))

Send Physical Books to:

Carleen Spry
12003 S. Pulaski Rd. #206
Alsip, IL 60803

NOTE: All four components of a nomination MUST be complete and received by the Awards Administrators no later than the dates listed on the Nomination Deadlines page.

Detailed information is posted on the pages found in the Awards Guidelines. This information will be of interest to everyone wishing to submit nominations.

Please send ALL questions to the Awards Administrators at awards@goldencrown.org .

We appreciate your nominations and look forward to an exciting awards season, culminating in our 16th Annual Awards Ceremony on July 24, 2021 in Orlando, FL.

Sincerely,

Awards Administrators
Golden Crown Literary Society
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