Bywater Books is pleased to announce that several of our titles have been shortlisted for the 2024 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards (Goldies).

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award
Consecrated Ground by Virginia Black

Contemporary Romance (Short Novels)
Live it Out by Jenn Alexander

Debut Novel
Consecrated Ground by Virginia Black

General Fiction

Consecrated Ground by Virginia Black

Fiction Anthologies / Collections
Soul Food by Anna Burke, Jenn Alexander, Virginia Black, Cathy Pegau, Jacob Budenz, & Ann McMan (Edited by Salem West and Christel Cogneau)

Tee Corinne Award for Outstanding Cover Design

Consecrated Ground by Virginia Black, cover designed by TreeHouse Studio
A Long Time Dead by Samara Breger cover designed by TreeHouse Studio

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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