THE WINDOW FOR PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED. BUT OUR JUDGES ARE HARD AT WORK READING ALL YOUR SUBMISSIONS!
A special note of thanks goes out to all judges and judging chairs during this time.
Submission scores should be in our possession by May 1st.
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL ENTRANTS!
On Saturday, April 13, 2019
San Diego Book Awards will be sponsoring two tables at the San Diego Writers Festival. Also, don’t forget to check out KidsWrite! San Diego, sponsored in part by the San Diego Book Awards. We are proud to support San Diego writers at ANY age! Not only that, we’ll be walking around meeting the writers, and our president, Tiffany Vakilian, will be in a panel! Her panel takes place right after Piper Kerman’s interview. Kerman is this year’s keynote speaker, and author of Orange is the New Black.
When Chet started this wonderful organization, his mission was to spur on the San Diego writer. As an Association, we have been examining the ways in which we might be able to further this mission. The awards we give out celebrate writers and help recognize achievement, but we know there is more we could do to help our writers flourish.
Typically, we host an awards ceremony to honor winners. This year, after much deliberation with volunteers, entrants and past winners, we have decided to dispense with the ceremony and use our resources to instead give cash prizes to our winners.
We will also be using competition funds to pay for tables and booths at writers events in order to showcase our winners and help them find a broader audience. We hope this will further encourage their writing efforts.
We appreciate everything our writers do from book entries to judging comments, volunteer hours, and sending emails. We want to support you, encourage you, and inspire you to do more with your writing. And we are confident that this decision is in keeping with Chet’s idea to celebrate the San Diego writer.
San Diego Book Awards Association
San Diego Book Awards will be sponsoring the KidsWrite Contest, in addition to two tables at the San Diego Writers Festival in April. We are proud to support San Diego writers at ANY age!
San Diego Book Awards had such success at the UT Book Festival in 2018, we decided to sponsor two tables at the San Diego Writers Festival on April 13th at the San Diego Central Library. We’ll be on the patio outside the auditorium. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
San Diego novelist Chet Cunningham had written more than 300 published books. He started the San Diego Book Awards 24 years ago… READ MORE HERE.
Here is a link to the transcript, for better accessibility.
ATTENTION ALL SAN DIEGO WRITERS!
SDBA invites you to preview our new and improved SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for the upcoming “Call for Entries” this year.
We are so excited about 2019 and look forward to supporting your stories.
SDBA Board of Directors & Judges