2022 GOLDIE
POPULAR CHOICE FINALISTS

Two of our Goldie categories are popular choice categories. The 2022 Ann Bannon and Tee Corinne awards will be voted on by dues-paying members of the Golden Crown Literary Society as at 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. 

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.

2022 ANN BANNON POPULAR CHOICE AWARD FINALISTS

Beginner's Bet

Fiona Riley

Bold Strokes Books 


Chemistry Lessons

Jae

Ylva Publishing

Covenant

Ann McMan

Bywater Books


Go Around

E. J. Noyes

Bella Books


Pas de deux

E. J. Noyes

Bella Books


Simply the Best

Karin Kallmaker

Bella Books


The Headmistress
Milena McKay

Self-Published

The Tell Tale

Clare Ashton

Self-Published

ONLY former GCLS members as of January 2022 can vote for the 2022 Tee Corrine awards, as this award cycle began when the GCLS was a dues-paying membership organization. All eligible voters will be emailed with a link to place their vote. 

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

Round two voting will continue until March 31, 2022. The Awards Administrators will tabulate the votes and on July 9, 2022 at the Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM we will reveal the winners in each category.

Tee Corinne 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.

2022 TEE CORINNE AWARD FOR
OUTSTANDING COVER ART FINALISTS

Choosing Grace

Kayla Mancuso

Bella Books

Covenant

Ann McMan

Bywater Books

Dead Woman's Pond

Anna Sikorska

DSP Publications

Go Around

Kayla Mancuso

Bella Books

Ignis

Em Schreiber

Self-Published

Murder and Gold

Ann McMan

Bywater Books

 

Scent
Deb B and Sheri Halal

Bold Strokes Books

The Headmistress

Em Schreiber

Self-Published

The Tell Tale

Jayne Fereday

Self-Published

ONLY former GCLS members as of January 2022 can vote for the 2022 Tee Corinne awards, as this award cycle began when the GCLS was a dues-paying membership organization. All eligible voters will be emailed with a link to place their vote. 

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

Round two voting will continue until March 31, 2022. The Awards Administrators will tabulate the votes and on July 9, 2022 at the Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM we will reveal the winners in each category.