Popular Choice Awards
Popular Choice Awards

What is a Popular Choice Award?

These awards are voted on by members of the Golden Crown Literary Society. Voting eligibility requires active membership in the Golden Crown Literary Society on the day the voting opens. All other criteria for nominations, e.g., publication date, are applicable. All nominations will be compiled and the Membership will vote to narrow the field to a shortlist of eight (8) finalists for each award. The Membership will vote again to determine the winner of each award from the group of finalists.

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Annual GCLS Conference.


This award recognizes the book that has been picked as the membership's favorite among nominated entries.

Ann Bannon is the author of a series of five lesbian pulp novels known as “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles.” Written from 1957 to 1962, the books were bestsellers when they were first released, and have had remarkable longevity, especially for genre fiction. They have been published in five different editions and in several languages, and are often taught in women’s studies and LGBT studies courses. Ann was the winner of the first GCLS Trailblazer Award in 2005.


This award sets a professional bar for the look of our books by offering an award for best or "favorite" cover design; provides recognition for cover designs that create a beautiful representation of the story and put a professional face on the lesbian genre; and provides recognition for artistic work that contributes to the promotion of a quality product in our marketplace. Cover design goes beyond the art and includes the typography and layout of the printed words as well as how the visual elements are arranged.

Tee Corinne (November 3, 1943 – August 27, 2006) was a photographer, author, and editor notable for the portrayal of sexuality in her artwork. The award is named after her to honor a trailblazer for lesbian visibility and give the award prestige with those who recognize how daring she was in her art and quest to make lesbians visible to the world.

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