An Unfair Death by Virginia Hull
The Oakland Mets by Ann Bancroft
The Heartbreak Photo Album by Frank DiPalermo
Maeve’s Music by Anne Marie Welsh
Unpublished Short Story
A Matter of Integrity by Muriel Sandy
Gophers by Patty Campbell
Stay tuned for the Poetry Finalists!
THE 2018 WINDOW FOR PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED. BEST OF LUCK TO ALL ENTRANTS!
A special note of thanks goes out to all judges and judging chairs during this time.
Entry fee for each Published submission is $25.00.
The San Diego Book Awards Published Book competition is open to current residents of San Diego County. Books submitted for the 2017 competition (awards presented in June 2018) must have been first published or copyrighted in 2017.
It’s almost time to receive SDBA entries for the Published! On, January 1, 2018, we will open up the guidelines and include the Published Entry Form (currently not on the site because we’re in the Unpublished Entry Window).
We look forward to reading your works from 2017.
Best of luck!
The San Diego Book Awards Association is a 501c3 nonprofit, and we could not do what we do without your continued gifts and support.
Entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $30.00.
Entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $15.00.
Please Note: The unpublished competition is open only to writers who have never:
…….** published a short story (if entering in the short story competition)
…….** published a poetry chapbook (if entering in the poetry chapbook competition)
…….** published a full-length novel (if entering the novel/novel for children competition)
…….** published a memoir (if entering the memoir competition).
If you are submitting a novel for children, be sure to indicate the age/grade level on the cover page. Middle grade (grades 3, 4, 5), middle school (grades 6, 7, 8), and young adult/YA (high school and above). Remember, children like to read stories with protagonists older than they are. If you’re writing for young adults, don’t have the protagonist be 12 years old.
Deadline: November 30, 2017. Entries postmarked after that date will not be judged.
The 2017 SDBA Finalists will be listed after May 15th. STAY TUNED!