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DEADLINES:

To help ensure that our judges have enough time to thoroughly read - and fairly judge - each book,  a "tiered" deadline calendar has been implemented.  The nomination due date will be determined by publication date.

 

GENRE Nominations:

The nomination timeline will be as follows:

Finalists will be announced on the website early May 2019 as each category is tallied and finalized.  Finalists will also be notified via email.

*Book cover images are due at the time of nomination.

 

SPECIAL AWARDS Nominations:

The nomination timeline will be as follows:

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award and Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design

  • Nominations must be received NO LATER THAN December 31, 2018

  • Fees paid by credit card or Paypal are due at the time of nomination.  Fees made by check must be received NO LATER THAN January 15, 2019

  • Voting is open to MEMBERS ONLY as of February 1, 2019

  • NOTE: ONLY ONE VOTE PER MEMBER in each round of voting

  • Voting for Round One:  February 1 – February 28, 2019

  • Finalists Announced March 5, 2019

  • Voting for Final Round: March 5– March 30, 2019

  • Book cover images are due at the time of nomination

 

Directors’ Award, Trailblazer Award, and Lee Lynch Classic Award

  • Nominations must be received NO LATER THAN December 31, 2018

  • There are no fees for nominations in these categories

  • The Lee Lynch Classic Award will be announced on February 3, 2019 – Lesbian Classics Day (Gertrude Stein’s Birthday)

  • The Trailblazer Award recipient will be announced on April 30, 2019 (Alice B. Toklas' Birthday).

 

*Winners for all other awards will be announced at the 2019 GCLS Awards Ceremony: July 13, 2018 in Pittsburg, PA

 

**Please note:  Books are judged against detailed criteria, not against each other.  Thus, a book read and judged in November will be evaluated against the same criteria as a book read and judged in March.

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