GCLS is committed to providing first-rate educational opportunities in wlw and trans/non-binary literature. From our scholarships to our payment plans to the annual conference, the GCLS has something for everyone, accessible to everyone. Learning, growing, and sharing in our diverse community is the foundation of this organization. The Education Department offers master classes, mentoring, and a nine-month Writing Academy.

Adult Education Course


The GCLS Writing Academy is a nine-month program for those interested in writing a novel. During your time with us, you will learn the critical components of quality writing. The Writing Academy will take you through all aspects of writing and publishing a novel. Whether you are a novice who has never published anything or someone with a full body of work waiting to be published, this program will help you hone your skills. 

Over the course of the program, you will attend weekly classes covering the craft of writing, revision, the publication process, and how to handle mentor feedback.

Classes take place online on Saturdays via Zoom at noon EST. Each live class offers interaction with other students and the instructor, followed by guided practice and feedback. Classes are recorded and these videos are accessible to students for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the class portion of the program, you will receive a one-on-one mentoring experience on up to fifty pages of your manuscript with one of the many established and awarded authors in our organization.

The Writing Academy supports the development of a community of learners through regular online interactions, shared assignments, and teamwork. The program is comprised of approximately 15 students and 4 full-time faculty plus honorary guest instructors.

Apply below or join our waiting list today to begin your journey of honing the skills necessary to write excellent women-loving-women literature and trans/nonbinary/genderfluid narratives.

Want to know more about our instructors? Click here. 

More questions? Check out our FAQ for more information, including a sample schedule.

Have you already been through the GCLS Writing Academy?

Think about taking the WA2. This in-depth program dives deeper into workshopping, one-on-one instruction, and a new level of mentoring. Click here to learn more about the WA2. 

The Golden Crown Literary Society believes in providing learning opportunities, encouragement and assistance to new and established writers in developing their craft. We provide scholarships to assist those who need financial assistance to access our Writing Academy.