2019 is HERE

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giving tuesday

Individuals and corporations open their hearts and wallets on a national day devoted to giving back.

Happy Veterans Day

Matchbook Story Contest!

The San Diego Public Library is now accepting entries for their 2nd annual Matchbook Short Story Contest.

Contest closes at midnight on November 1st— the winner will be announced on December 15th.

For further info, please click here.

 

Submission Window 2018

Calling all Published and Unpublished Entries for the 2019 San Diego Book Awards!

The San Diego Book Awards competition is open to current residents of San Diego County. Books submitted for the 2018 competition (awards presented in June 2019) must have been first published or copyrighted in 2018.

BE ADVISED — For published entrants, 2017 and 2018 release dates are included.

PUBLISHED FORMS AND GUIDELINES

UNPUBLISHED FORMS AND GUIDELINES

2016 SDBAA Logo w text

2016 SDBAA Logo w text

SDBA proudly announces the 24th Annual San Diego Book Awards
CALL FOR JUDGES!

CLICK HERE TO UPDATE YOUR JUDGING PREFERENCES

We look forward to reading the stories of San Diego,
San Diego Book Awards Association Board of Directors and Judges

Ann Bancroft receives Best Unpublished Novel Award

Ann Bancroft, right, winner of the 2017 Best Unpublished Novel Award for “The Oakland Mets,” with Tiffany Vakilian, president of the San Diego Book Awards.

After a hectic summer traveling, Ann Bancroft finally returned home to Coronado and received her San Diego Book Awards trophy.

Ann’s novel, “The Oakland Mets,” was the winner in the 2017 Best Unpublished Novel category.

San Diego Book Awards president Tiffany Valikian, and vice-president David Grant Urban, were on-hand to present Ann with her trophy.

SDBA at the San Diego Book Festival!

The second annual San Diego Book Festival was a huge success, drawing over 20,000 to the Liberty Station event held on August 25.

The San Diego Book Awards was at the second annual San Diego Book Festival this past August 25th.

The festival, sponsored by the San Diego Union Tribune and held at Liberty Station, drew thousands of book lovers.

At the San Diego Book Awards table were several past award winners, and 2017 award winners Virginia Hull and Muriel Sandy were presented their trophies for Best Unpublished Memoir and Best Unpublished Short Story, respectively.

Author G J Berger at the San Diego Book Awards table. G J Berger was a San Diego Book Awards 2012 award winner for best published historical fiction for his novel “South Of Burnt Rocks.”

Author Jennifer A. Davis at the San Diego Book Awards table. Jennifer A. Davis was the 2013 San Diego Book Awards winner for Best Published Young Adult Novel with her novel “The Voice.”

Virginia Hull is the 2017 San Diego Book Awards winner for Best Unpublished Memoir, “An Unfair Death.”

Muriel Sandy is the 2017 San Diego Book Awards winner for Best Unpublished Short Story, “A Matter of Integrity.”

San Diego Book Awards vice-president David Urban had the honor of appearing with Earl Javorsky and Caitlin Rother at the Crime and Mystery Forum at the 2018 San Diego Festival of Books.

San Diego Book Awards President Tiffany Vakilian at the San Diego Book Festival, escorted by a Star Wars Stormtrooper.

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