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-themed literature.
At present, the GCLS recognizes this excellence in 19 categories, 2 popular choice categories, and 3 special categories. Every year, the Board of Directors reviews new category proposals for their consideration. The world of Lesbian-themed Literature is growing -- and the GCLS is growing right along with it.
2021 Goldie Nominees
A list of the 2021 Goldie Award nominees. This page is updated weekly.
Read all of the GUIDELINES. 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 email@example.com or use our contact form before submitting your nominations. The Awards Administrators will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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 16 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions about the Goldies, nomination specifics, the judging process, or technical issues. If you cannot find the answers to your questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Contact form.
TL;DR - GUIDELINE HIGHLIGHTS Submit Nomination Contact Awards Administrators
“I think the Goldies create a space in which the Lesbian Fiction Community as a whole can honor and recognize its own growth and achievements. Winning a Goldie up-leveled my confidence in my own writing and the impact it can have on readers' experience. .”