Finalists Announced for 12th Annual Golden Crown Literary Awards

Finalists Announced for 12th Annual Golden Crown Literary Awards

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Awards to be presented July 9, 2016 at the Annual Conference

My Best Friend's Girl/Bella Books
My Best Friend’s Girl/Bella Books

Finalists for the 12th Annual Golden Crown Literary Awards have been announced. These awards, also known as “The Goldies,” are presented each year at the Annual GCLS Conference to recognize excellence in Lesbian Literature. The finalists were selected from a record breaking 448 submissions – a 14 percent increase over 2015. Over 70 judges spent a tremendous amount of time over the last six months reading and evaluating the submissions in order to select the finalists.

The Goldies were first presented in 2005 in four categories. At present, the GCLS recognizes this excellence in 14 genre categories and five special categories, which include the Trailblazer Award and the Lee Lynch Classic Award. 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. The winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the 12th Annual GCLS Conference.

The 12th Annual GCLS Conference – to be held at the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA – will take place from July 6 through July 10, 2016. Conference and Awards Ceremony tickets are currently on sale. Visit the website at

For more information about the Golden Crown Literary Society, membership benefits, educational programs, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit their website or contact Executive Director Liz Gibson at



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