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The finalists for the 2023 Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award are listed below. 

This award recognizes the books that have been picked as favorites 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  Award in 2005.

Finalists Voting

Voting is open from April 17 through April 30, 2023. 

  • Review the finalists in the list below.
  • Click the link below the list to access your ballot.
  • You will need to enter your name and email address to vote.
    • This information is used to ensure one vote per person. 
    • Administrators cannot see the ballots attached to email addresses. So we won't know how you vote. 
  • The 18 Ann Bannon finalists are listed on the ballot alphabetically (title).
  • Mark your top 5 choices on the ballot (1st through 5th).
  • Submit your ballot.

You may only vote once. Duplicate ballots will be removed. 

If you have questions, submit them to Awards@goldencrown.org BEFORE submitting your ballot. 

Ann Bannon Finalists

Title Author Publisher Purchase
Beyond Any Experience Ann E. Terpstra NineStar Press Buy
Broken Beyond Repair Emily Banting Sapphfic Publishing Buy
Christmas Mouse Rachel Spangler Brisk Press Buy
Dead Letters from Paradise Ann McMan Bywater Books Buy
Delafield Katherine V. Forrest Spinsters Ink Buy
Endurance Elaine Burnes Mindancer Press/Bedazzled Ink Buy
Falling For Who Erica Lee Self-published Buy
Full Circle Susan X. Meagher Brisk Press Buy
If I Don't Ask E. J. Noyes Bella Books Buy
Just a Touch Away Jae Ylva Publishing Buy
No Strings Lucy Bexley Self-published Buy
Observations on the Danger of Female Curiosity Suzanne Moss Aesculus Books Buy
Purposefully Accidental G Benson Self-published Buy
The Barrens Kurt Johnson & Ellie Johnson Arcade - Skyhorse Buy
The Forever and The Now KJ Self-published Buy
The Last Lavender Sister Melissa Brayden Bold Strokes Books Buy
The New Shore Caren J. Werlinger Corgyn Publishing Buy
The Santorini Setup Becky Bohan NanBec Books Buy




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