The GCLS Awards program is one of the organization's biggest undertakings. Because of this, there is quite a bit of information for people to absorb. Of course, we can't move through this process without expecting questions regarding various aspects of the program.
We've collected some of the most popular questions we've received over the years and put them into some (hopefully) handy FAQ pages. Please look through these pages to see if your question has been answered. If not, please CONTACT the Awards Administrators.
What Do The Goldies Mean To You?
At a time when our culture is growing increasingly hostile to queer lives and queer stories, I think it’s vital to have organizations like the GCLS that not only promote queer women’s writing, but celebrate its excellence. - Rachel Spangler
When I got my Goldie in 2016 I was a newly published author who had struggled for years to find a publisher without success. A Goldie in my hands meant acceptance by my peers of readers and authors. It was a high only a Nobel prize winner can describe. Even the glow in my photograph could light up a city. - Victoria Avilan
When I found out that I had won a Goldie for my book of poetry, “I Carry My Mother” I was moved to tears and I’m sure my mom was smiling up in heaven. And when I received a Goldie Lee Lynch Classic Award for “Heather Has Two Mommies” my beloved and I danced the happy dance all about the room. To be recognized by own community for two books that were written from the heart means more to me than words can say. - Lesléa Newman.