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Welcome to the 2018 Golden Crown Literary Awards
Subsequent to an extensive independent review of the awards, the Board of Directors approved changes to the 2018 awards, please click here or select Awards Changes from the main menu to view a summary of the changes.
The Judge application period has ended, thank you for applying to be a judge. The Judge Training page gives information about the training schedule as well as links to reference material that will be useful during judging.
You will receive an email to access your reading queue once you complete the required training. Please login to your Judging Assignments on the left side of this page with your email and password. Please note: This account is separate from your account at goldencrown.org.
Click on My Judging Assignments on the left hand panel to access your reading queue (at the bottom of the page).
All judging assignments must be completed by 23:59 US Pacific Time on 15 April 2018.
To nominate a book, select Nominate > Nomination Form from the main menu or the link at the bottom of this section. If you have not created an account, you will be directed to do so first. If you have already created an account, simply login on the left side of this page with your email and password. Please note: This account is separate from your account at goldencrown.org.
BEFORE SUBMITTING A NOMINATION - Please READ THE AWARDS GUIDELINES to understand what qualifies a book for nomination, and for how many categories you can submit a nomination for that book. We have also prepared a one-page Nominations Quick Guide [pdf].
In order for a book to be eligible for nomination in one of the 16 judged categories of the GCLS Awards, it must satisfy Eligibility Rules including lesbian content, first edition, publication date etc. In certain categories, there is a minimum wordcount requirement. The Awards Categories page defines each category and lists guidelines fo judging and eligibility criteria by category.
The nomination deadlines are as follows:
a) Judged categories:
b) Ann Bannon and Tee Corinne awards:
When submitting nominations, you will be required to provide your own contact information in addition to the following:
Title of the book (as it appears on the book)
Author's full name (as it appears on the book)
Publication date (mm/dd/yyyy or mm/yyyy)
Wordcount (if it is a novel)
Author's email address
Author's mailing address
Name of Publisher
Publisher's email address
Publisher's mailing address
If submitting eBooks, you'll need 3 versions - .epub, .mobi/.prc, .pdf. (These must be DRM-free so that all judges in a category can access them. We suggest watermarking the eBooks with "Review Copy" or something similar.) - Books not required for Ann Bannon and Tee Corinne.
A high-resolution .jpg/.jpeg file of the Cover Image.
For Tee Corinne - Cover Artist's full name (as it appears in the book)
For Tee Corinne - Cover Artist's email address
For Tee Corinne - A high-resolution .jpg/.jpeg file of the full cover image (including front, back, and spine).
Please take the time to read though the following sections before nominating a book:
- Nomination Process
- Roles & Responsibilities
- Nomination Deadlines
- EBook vs Paperback
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Awards Administrators at firstname.lastname@example.org.