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2018 GCLS Literary Awards

Call for Nominations - Nominations have CLOSED for 2018


The GCLS welcomes nominations of lesbian literature that represent and promote quality in lesbian literature.


Anyone is welcome to nominate a book.


The 2018 Golden Crown Literary Society awards nomination period is officially open.

Please review all of the Awards Guidelines prior to submitting nominations, download the one-page Nominations Quick Guide [pdf]. All nominations must be submitted via the appropriate online Nomination Forms.

Review the Nomination Deadlines to ensure that you're submitting your nominations during the appropriate timeline.

There are four (4) steps to submitting a nomination for the judged categories (Genre awards and Debut Novel):

  1. Complete the online 2018 Nomination FormNote: Incomplete, incorrect, or late nominations will not be accepted.
  2. Submit payment for the total number of nominations according to the timeline on the Nomination Deadlines page. Note: The cost of each nomination is $35.00 per physical book and $30.00 per eBook. You can submit payment for all nominations at the time you complete the nomination forms. The cost to nominate in the Ann Bannon and Tee Corinne categories is $15.00.
  3. For eBook nominations, you must upload three (3) formats for each book - .epub, .pdf, and .mobi (or .prc) during the nomination process. If you are submitting physical books, you must send FIVE (5) copies of each book being nominated, which must be received by the Awards Administrator no later than the dates listed on the Nomination Deadlines page.
  4. Upload a high resolution (at least 300 dpi) .jpg file of the nominated book's cover at the time you complete the nomination forms.

Send Physical Books to:

Tiffany Shamaly

26080 Jawaher Place
Aldie, VA 20105


NOTE: All four components of a nomination MUST be complete and received by the Awards Administrators no later than the dates listed on the Nomination Deadlines page.

Detailed information is posted on the pages found in the Awards menu above. Please be sure to read all pages listed under Awards->Nomination Guidelines.  This information will be of interest to everyone wishing to submit nominations.

Please send ALL questions to the Awards Administrators at

We appreciate your nominations and look forward to an exciting awards season, culminating in our 14th Annual Awards Ceremony on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.


Awards Administrators
Golden Crown Literary Society




2018 Tee Corinne Finalists

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