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The Golden Crown Literary Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is entirely dependent on financial donations to continue our work. 

Sapphic and women-loving-women literature is globally underrepresented in bookshops, media, and awards shows.


The GCLS was founded in 2004 to support and increase the visibility of our genre. While enormous steps forward have been made, there is still much work to do.

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In 2022 we want to go further than we have ever gone before. For the first time in our history, we are moving away from a membership dues structure in order to reach a whole new audience. Our number one priority is to increase the visibility of sapphic and women-loving-women literature, and we know the best way to do that is to remove any barriers to entry and create a welcoming and accessible community for all. 

We truly believe this is a significant step forward and will enable us to create more content and a bigger community. We believe our literature deserves a bigger audience and we're rising to the challenge of finding them.

We believe we can continue to provide all of the services we have in the past, and more besides, but we need your help. While we are no longer asking for membership dues, we still need your support. We accept one-off, annual, and even monthly donations. You can adjust your donation to suit your current circumstances so you are never tied in. 

We appreciate every single donation, no matter the size. We hope that you will continue to support the GCLS and be a part of our journey to reach even more readers in the coming years, making our genre truly internationally accessible.

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