About Us

Our Mission

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to increase the visibility and integrity of lesbian-themed literature. Our goals:

  1. Recognize and reward quality literary works about women who love women
  2. Provide learning opportunities, encouragement, and assistance to new and established writers in developing their craft
  3. Provide opportunities to promote lesbian-themed literature including events that bring readers and writers together
  4. Be inclusive of friends/supporters of literature that celebrates women who love women

The GCLS is a growing organization that is an all-volunteer effort relying on the expertise of its members and friends.  The Board of Directors are also all volunteers, including the Executive Director.  We are continually searching for those interested in helping the GCLS grow and prosper.



Membership to the GCLS is currently $30/year for Individual members and $75 for Business members. As a member, you have  access to organizational communications, access to internal reports, meeting minutes, financial information and other information about the Society, access to Forums and Groups on our website, as well as preferred rates for our annual conference and webinars. For more information, please contact our Directors of Membership at membership@goldencrown.org.

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A Brief History

The GCLS was founded in February 2004 to bring authors, readers and publishers together for the betterment of lesbian literature all around. Our first annual conference was held in 2005 and has continued every year.  Since its inception the GCLS has grown tremendously, added many programs and services, and become a registered 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature.  

2020 Goldie Winners

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Golden Crown Literary Society
P.O. Box 720154
Dallas, TX 75372

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