Awards Eligibility
Awards Eligibility

How do I know if my book is eligible for nomination?

The information below provides details regarding a book's eligibility for the Goldie Awards. Please read this information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Administrators before submitting your nominations.

  • Content must include significant themes, characters, situations, and/or other lesbian-oriented content – i.e., literary works about women who love women. Examples of significant lesbian-oriented content include:

    • The main character identifies as a lesbian

    • The main character is or ends up in a lesbian relationship

    • The theme or plot deals with lesbian issues and/or lesbian life

  • The book must be readily available (i.e., bookstores or online) for purchase in the United States. Please note: For sale online is considered "readily available."

  • If the book is pulled from publication at any point during the awards process -- from the publication date up to and including the date of the awards presentation - the book will be reviewed and may be considered for ineligibility.

  • The book must have a publishing date between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, inclusive.

  • The book copies submitted in the nomination process must be one of the following formats: hardcover, soft cover (paperback), or eBook (electronic book). For eBook submissions, all of the following formats must be submitted: .epub, .pdf, and .mobi/.prc. Only one copy of each eBook version is necessary.

  • Self-published books are eligible.

  • The book must be a First Edition and published in English.

  • Reprints or releases of a book in another delivery format (i.e., hardcover, paperback, or eBook) of previously published books are not eligible.

  • Subsequent editions (i.e., 2nd, 3rd, etc.) are not eligible, regardless of the addition or omission of material.

  • Anyone, including the general public, is invited to nominate an eligible title(s).

  • No book will be short listed in more than one genre category and no book shall be eligible for an award in more than one genre category. Please note:

    • Books nominated in a genre category can also be nominated for the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award;

    • Covers for books nominated in a genre category can also be nominated for the Tee Corinne Award;

    • An author's debut novel may also be nominated for the Debut Novel Award. Please note: Debut novels must be entered in a genre category to be eligible for the debut award.

  • Books nominated must meet these length requirements:

    • Anthologies/collections – a minimum of three individual pieces totaling at least 40,000 words

    • Novels – a minimum of 40,000 words

    • Non-Fiction – a minimum of 40,000 words

    • Poetry – submissions must be at least 48 pages long, and at least 50 percent “new” poems

  • The decision of the Golden Crown Literary Society's Awards Administrator(s) as to eligibility of any book shall be final and no correspondence shall be entered into in relation to eligibility.

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