1983 Golden Medallion Winners
In 1983, RWA increased the number of Golden Medallion categories from four to six, and changed the name of previous categories to better suit what authors were publishing. Mainstream becamed Contemporary Mainstream, Category Contemporary was split into Contemporary Sensual and Contemporary Sweet, and Young Adult was added as a new category.
- Category Historical: Defiant Love by Maura Seger
- Contemporary Mainstream: Opal Fires by Lynda Trent
- Contemporary Sensual: The Heart's Victory by Nora Roberts
- Contemporary Sweet: Renegade Player by Dixie Browning
- Mainstream Historical: The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
- Young Adult: Andrea by Jo Stewart