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Submission Window NOW OPEN

Calling all Published and Unpublished Entries for the 2019 San Diego Book Awards!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UNPUBLISHED FORMS AND GUIDELINES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

2019 Contest Submission Window!

The entry window for the 2019 contest is now here!

10/1/18 – 12/31/18 Unpublished Entry Window

10/1/18 – 12/31/18 Published Entry Window

Yes, they’re the same.

2017 and 2018 release dates included for published entrants. See submission guidelines for details.

San Diego Book Awards

Even though there was no contest for published books this year, we still had a marvelous unpublished competition. In fact, the Board of Directors would like to take a moment and recognize one of this year’s entrants. At ten years of age, he won our hearts with his contest entry. While he did not become a finalist, we want to recognize his efforts

Special Mention
Autistic and  Awesome
 by Alphonso Camacho 

Here are your 2018 Unpublished Finalists and Winners!

Unpublished Memoir WINNER
An Unfair Death by Virginia Hull

Unpublished Novel Finalists
The Oakland Mets by Ann Bancroft
The Heartbreak Photo Album by Frank DiPalermo
Maeve’s Music by Anne Marie Welsh

Unpublished Novel WINNER
The Oakland Mets by Ann Bancroft

Unpublished Short Story Finalists
A Matter of Integrity
 by Muriel Sandy
Gophers by Patty Campbell

Unpublished Short Story WINNER
A Matter of Integrity
 by Muriel Sandy

Thank you to all who participated, judged, and otherwise volunteered for the 2018 San Diego Book Awards.

 

San Diego Editor Presentation at Lestat’s Coffeehouse

BOOK PUBLISHING 1-2-3

 

Grab a pen and join us for this popular, lively workshop—it’s spiced with stories and tips to empower and inspire writers of all levels.

We’ll start with a glance at today’s dynamic book business (including the rise of self-publishing), then share tips for connecting with editors and literary agents, as well as ideas to help writers both refine their craft and stretch their creativity, and wrap up with a few practical thoughts on book promotion.
Other highlights: Writing prompts to stir fresh thinking; four-page handout; Q&A, sample edit.

When: Tuesday, June 12, 11am–12:30pm

Where: Lestat’s Coffeehouse (3343 Adams Ave., Normal Heights)

How much: $20 per person — reservations are not needed. All walk-ins are welcome!

Benefit: Half of the proceeds will be donated to the Fletcher Hills Public Library.

Presenter: Laurie Gibson, the book editor with more than two decades of professional experience, including proofreading titles by Brian Tracy, Alice Walker, George Shultz, and Jimmy Buffett. For several years, Laurie also taught editing for the Extension programs at both UCSD and UCLA. Please note, this event and the one in July will be the last time Book Publishing 1-2-3 will be presented in the region!

Contact: (858) 635-1233 or eaglet5223@mypacks.net

SD Public Library Short Story Contest Winners Read

SD Public Library Short Story Contest Winners: Live Readings & Performance

When: Friday, May 25 | 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Central Library / Neil Morgan Auditorium 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Cost: FREE

Join Write Out Loud and San Diego Public Library for a delightful evening of live readings and performance of the top 4 winning stories in SDPL’s inaugural Short Story Contest. The goal of the Short Story Contest is to foster local writing talent and provide a platform for the promotion and publication of short-form fiction in the area and is a continuation of the library’s robust support for local writing.  Winning writers Aaron Garretson, Jean Seager, Bruce Golden and Eleanor Bluestein will be in attendance to receive their awards. Refreshments served.

 

SDBA Winner Margaret Harmon Speaks at La Jolla Pen Women

Margaret Harmon spoke at the La Jolla Pen Women get together this past weekend about “Literary Games, using the power of PLAY to crash through fears, blocks, and procrastination…we win by playing.” Harmon won the 2014 San Diego Book Award for Best Published Anthology with The Genie Who Had Wishes of His Own.

She also spent some time at the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild Author Showcase in the La Jolla Library on Saturday, May 11th.

Way to go Margaret!

This is the reason SDBA is here, to celebrate San Diego writing, writers, and happenings.

SDBA speaks at the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild

“To illustrate the impact and value of the SBDA awards, board member Aida Dennehy described how her life as a writer dramatically changed when she won last year’s “Best Unpublished Novel.” Before, her writing was shared only with her family; but now she realizes she has a voice and a message to share as a writer…”

Read the full article by clicking here.

 

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