2022 GOLDIE
POPULAR CHOICE NOMINATIONS

Two of our Goldie categories are popular choice categories. The 2022 Ann Bannon and Tee Corrine awards will be voted on by dues-paying members of the Golden Crown Literary Society as of January 2022, as nominations were submitted when the GCLS was a membership organization.

 

From 2023, these two popular choice awards will be open to the public. 

Below are the 2022 nominations and the GCLS membership are currently voting to narrow the field to a shortlist of eight finalists for each category. The membership will vote again to determine a winner for each award, which will be announced at the Awards Ceremony during the Annual GCLS Conference.

Ann Bannon Popular Choice

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 Trailblazer Award in 2005.

This award recognizes the book that has been picked as a popular choice favorite among nominated entries.

Title
Author
Publisher
And Then I Met You
Erica Lee
Self-Published
Beginner's Bet
Fiona Riley
Bold Strokes Books
Bet the Farm
Fiona Riley
Bold Strokes Books
Cassethea of Mercia
Regina A. Hanel
Flashpoint Publications
Chemistry Lessons
Jae
Ylva Publishing
Covenant
Ann McMan
Bywater Books
Elemental Attrraction
K. Aten
Flashpoint Publications
For the Love of Charley
Patty Schramm
Flashpoint Publications
Free Fall at Angel Creek
Julie Tizard
Bold Strokes Books
Go Around
E. J. Noyes
Bella Books
Ignis
KJ
Self-Published
Investigating Helen
Benna Bos
Flashpoint Publications
Love by Proxy
Dena Blake
Bold Strokes Books
Modern English
Rachel Spangler
Bywater Books
Mrs Middleton
Melissa Tereze
GPC Publishing
Next Exit Home
Dena Blake
Bold Strokes Books
Night Tide
Anna Burke
Bywater Books
Pas de deux
E. J. Noyes
Bella Books
Politics Makes Strange Deadfeallows
Jane DiLucchio
Flashpoint Publications
Pyotra and the Wolf
Elna Holst
NineStar Press
Rand
Silvia Shaw
Self-Published
Sea Wolf
Anna Burke
Bywater Books
Simply the Best
Karin Kallmaker
Bella Books
The AM Show
T.B. Markinson and Miranda MacLeod
Self-Published
The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story
Laura Davis
Girl Friday Books
The Clinch
Nicole Disney
Bold Strokes Books
The Delicate Things We Make
Milena McKay
Self-Published
The Great Charade
Gerri Hill
Bella Books
The Headmistress
Milena McKay
Self-Published
The Island Between Us
Wendy Hudson
Ylva-Publishing
The Last to Leave
Erica Lee
Self-Published
The Price of Betrayal
Brenda Adcock
Flashpoint Publications
The Tell Tale
Clare Ashton
Self-Published
Thrust
Rachel Spangler
Brisk Press

Tee Corrine Popular Choice

Tee Corinne (November 3, 1943 – August 27, 2006) was a photographer, author, and editor notable for the portrayal of sexuality in her artwork. The award is named after her to honor a trailblazer for lesbian visibility and give the award prestige to those who recognize how daring she was in her art and quest to make lesbians visible to the world.

 

This award sets a professional bar for the look of our books by offering an award for best or "favorite" cover design; provides recognition for cover designs that create a beautiful representation of the story and put a professional face on the lesbian genre; and provides recognition for artistic work that contributes to the promotion of a quality product in our marketplace. Cover design goes beyond the art and includes the typography and layout of the printed words as well as how the visual elements are arranged.

Title
Cover Artist
Publisher
A Call To Justice
Cindy Bamford
S.W. Andersen Books
A Shadow in Love
Karen D. Badger
Badger Bliss Books
All That Remains
Jeanine Henning
Bold Strokes Books
Beginner's Bet
Tammy Seidick
Bold Strokes Books
Beulah Lodge
Jeanine Henning
Bold Strokes Books
Beyond the Smoke
Judith Fellows
Bella Books
Change of Plans
Em Schreiber
Self-Published
Choosing Grace
Kayla Mancuso
Bella Books
Come Dream with Me
Nicci Robinson
Butterworth Books
Covenant
Ann McMan
Bywater Books
Dead Woman's Pond
Anna Sikorska
DSP Publications
False Starts & Artichoke Hearts
Caitlyn Zegiestowsky
MedusaFish Books
Free Fall at Angel Creek
Susan Renee and Chris Rich
Bold Strokes Books
Go Around
Kayla Mancuso
Bella Books
Ignis
Em Schreiber
Self-Published
In the Shadow of the Past (Shadow Series Book1)
J.E. Leak
Certifiably Creative LLC
Internet Famous
Ally Baldwin
Bella Books
Lady Grim 2021
Lila Bruce
Self-Published
Lost in Love
Emily Banting/Mitxeran
Sapphfic Publishing
Love and Lotus Blossoms
Tammy Seidick
Bold Strokes Books
Love By Proxy
Jeanine Henning
Bold Strokes Books
Love's Compromise
Tammy Seidick
Bold Strokes Books
Love's Witness
Claire Highton-Stevenson
Self-Published
Murder and Gold
Ann McMan
Bywater Books
Music City Dreamers
Nicci Robinson
Butterworth Books
Nero
Nicci Robinson
Butterworth Books
Next Exit Home
Jeanine Henning
Bold Strokes Books
On the Rocks
Judith Fellows and Heather Dickerman
Bella Books
Pas de deux
Judith Fellows
Bella Books
Prize Money
CB Messer
Interlude Press
Pyotra and the Wolf
Natasha Snow
NineStar Press
Rand
Silvia Shaw
Self-Published
Scent
Deb B and Sheri Halal
Bold Strokes Books
Scripted Love
Nicci Robinson
Butterworth Books
Sleepless Nights
Cath Grace Designs
Self-Published
Stone Memory
Aimée
Self-Published
The Copper Scroll
Nicci Robinson
Butterworth Books
The Demon Equilibrium
Ann McMan
Bywater Books
The Disappearance of Lindy James
Heather Honeywell
Bella Books
The Extraordinary Adventures of Brice Johnson: Bus Driver Brice
Trish Ellis
Bedazzled Ink Publishing
The Fifty and One - The Continuation of 1140 Rue Royale
Karen D. Badger
Badger Bliss Books
The Golden Trinity
Nicci Robinson
Butterworth Books
The Headmistress
Em Schreiber
Self-Published
The Last Time We Met
Kayla Mancuso
Bella Books
The Noble and the Nightingale
Tammy Seidick
Bold Strokes Books
The Tell Tale
Jayne Fereday
Self-Published
The Tender Grave
Ann McMan
Bywater Books
Udder Nonsense - Book Ten of the Commitment Series
Karen D. Badger
Badger Bliss Books
Warm Pearls and Paper Cranes
Lucia Morgan
Butterworth Books
What the Heart Sees
KC Luck
KC Luck Media