Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Golden Crown Literary Society

  • Dallas, TX
  • www.goldencrown.org

Mission Statement

The Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is education, and the promotion and recognition of lesbian fiction and creative non-fiction. Our goals are to:
1) Provide learning opportunities, encouragement and assistance to new and established writers in developing their craft;
2) Provide opportunities to promote lesbian literature including events that bring readers and writers together;
3) Recognize and reward quality lesbian literary works;
4) Be inclusive of all readers, writers, editors, publishers and friends/ supporters of lesbian literature, regardless of race, sex, gender, gender identification, ethnicity, nationality, creed, sexual orientation or ability.

Main Programs

  1. GCLS Writer's Academy
  2. Annual Conference
  3. Mentoring Program

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Service Areas

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International

The Golden Crown Literary Society is a membership organization with its members geographic locations including Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

ruling year

2014

Executive Director since 2014

Self-reported

Elizabeth Gibson

Executive Director Elect since 2016

Self-reported

Mary Phillips

Keywords

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educate, recognize, promote lesbian literature

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EIN

20-8417315

Physical Address

P.O. Box 720154

Dallas, TX 75372

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

GCLS Writer's Academy

The GCLS Writing Academy is a year long program for new or relatively new writers who have at least half of a novel written and who want to learn the critical components of quality writing, plus various related topics such as researching your novel, the writer's life, and the path to getting published.

Over the course of the year, the students 'begin at the beginning', covering the basics of grammar and writing, and then move on to the foundations of quality writing, research methods and sources, genre specific skills, the life of a writer, preparing to be published, and ends with a three month mentoring experience.

The Writing Academy provides a teaching and learning environment that supports the development of a community of learners through regular online interactions, ongoing communications, shared assignments and teamwork.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

None

None

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Annual Conference

The Golden Crown Literary Society’s annual conference is the premier lesbian literary event. In a different city each year, the event brings together readers, fans, writers, editors and publishers to celebrate the best in lesbian writing.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

None

None

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 3

Mentoring Program

A number of our top authors volunteer their valuable and limited time to "pay forward" by helping our new writers who are in the final stages of completing their first novel. This is the only completely free program offered by the GCLS, and we are able to keep it that way thanks to the generosity of our participating author-mentors.

Category

Literature

Population(s) Served

Gays/Lesbians

None

None

Budget

$1,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Golden Crown Literary Society is a membership organization with its members geographic locations including Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

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Golden Crown Literary Society

Leadership

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Executive Director

Elizabeth Gibson

Executive Director Elect

Mary Phillips

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ann Roberts

Golden Crown Literary Society

Term: Jan 2016 - Jan 2015

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?