Golden Crown Literary Awards
Welcome to the site pages for the GCLS Literary Awards. These awards, also known as The Goldies, are presented each year at the Annual GCLS Conference to recognize excellence in Lesbian Literature.
At present, the GCLS recognizes this excellence in 19 genre categories, 2 popular choice categories, and 3 special categories. Every year, the Board of Directors receives new category proposals for their consideration. The world of Lesbian Fiction is growing - and the GCLS is growing right along with it.
2019 Goldie Finalists
Here are the FINALISTS for the 2019 GCLS Awards. 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. 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.VIEW FINALISTS >
While every judging process has elements of subjectivity, the process used by the GCLS Literary Awards has been reviewed and revised annually for the past 12 years and has progressed to a process that greatly reduces the prospect of favoritism, influence, or other undesirable effects. We continue to strive to improve this process annually.GO TO JUDGING INFORMATION >
You should be able to find all of the answers to your questions in the guidelines. If you have ANY questions after reading all of the guidelines and FAQs, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting your nominations. The Awards Administrators will be happy to answer any questions you may have.GO TO GUIDELINESS >
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions about the Goldies, nomination specifics, the judging process, or technical issues. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please CONTACT the Awards Administrators.GO TO FAQS >