Ann Bannon Popular Choice Goldie Finalists for 2023
The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) was formed more than twenty years ago as a membership organization to revel in, promote, and reward what was then known as lesbian fiction.
Each July, the GCLS awards the Goldies to winning finalists from books published between January 1st and December 31st of the year prior. There are 18 categories for 2023 but one Goldie category stands out for readers of sapphic literature: The Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award.
Books can be submitted in all categories by readers, authors, and publishers. Most categories, except for the Ann Bannon Award and the Tee Corrine Cover Design Award, are vetted by a panel of judges who read each entry and score it in the software of a tabulating firm. The firm releases the finalists based on ratio of one finalist for every so many entries. The other two categories, the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award and the Tee Corrine Cover design award are voted on in a couple of rounds by GCLS supporters and readers.
There are 18 Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award Finalists for 2023. A few have previously been profiled on this site.
The finalists are:
|Beyond Any Experience||Ann E. Terpstra||NineStar Press|
|Broken Beyond Repair||Emily Banting||Sapphfic Publishing|
||Rachel Spangler||Brisk Press|
|Dead Letters from Paradise||Ann McMan||Bywater Books|
|Delafield||Katherine V. Forrest||Spinsters Ink|
|Endurance||Elaine Burnes||Mindancer Press/Bedazzled Ink|
|Falling For Who
||Susan X. Meagher||Brisk Press|
|If I Don’t Ask
||E. J. Noyes||Bella Books|
|Just a Touch Away
|Observations on the Danger of Female Curiosity||Suzanne Moss||Aesculus Books|
|The Barrens||Kurt Johnson & Ellie Johnson||Arcade – Skyhorse|
|The Forever and The Now||KJ||Self-published|
|The Last Lavender Sister||Melissa Brayden||Bold Strokes Books|
|The New Shore||Caren J. Werlinger||Corgyn Publishing|
|The Santorini Setup||Becky Bohan||Nanbec Books|