The Golden Crown Literary Society has announced finalists for the Ann Bannon and Tee Corinne Awards, and Bywater Books is honored to place several titles on both lists.

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award

The Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award recognizes the book that has been picked as the membership’s favorite among nominated entries. 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.

  • Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story by Ann McMan
  • Compass Rose by Anna Burke
  • Wake Me When It’s Over by Cheryl A. Head

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design

Tee Corinne (November 3, 1943 – August 27, 2006) was a photographer, author, and editor notable for the portrayal of sexuality in her artwork. The Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design provides recognition for cover designs that create a beautiful representation of the story and put a professional face on the lesbian genre. It is named after her to honor a trailblazer for lesbian visibility and give the award prestige with those who recognize how daring she was in her art and quest to make lesbians visible to the world.

  • , designed by Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio, published by Bywater Books
  • Compass Rose, designed by Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio, published by Bywater Books
  • Paper is White, designed by Ann McMan, TreeHouse Studio, published by Bywater Books
A slideshow of all the finalists can be found here.

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is education and the promotion and recognition of lesbian literature. For more information, and a full listing of all finalists as well as scholarship opportunities, please visit the GCLS Website.

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