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2018 Published Entrants – Get Ready!

SDBA Get ReadyIt’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we will open up the guidelines and include the Published Entry Form (currently not on the site because we’re in the Unpublished Entry Window).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!

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Unpublished Entry Window NOW OPEN

Calling all Unpublished Entries for the
2018 San Diego Book Awards!

Entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $30.00.

SDBA Entry Form – UNPUBLISHED Novel, Novel for Children, and Memoir

Entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $15.00.

SDBA Entry Form – UNPUBLISHED Poetry Chapbook and Short Story

  • The submission period for unpublished entries will begin on October 1, 2017, and end on November 30, 2017.
  • The San Diego Book Awards competition is open to current residents of San Diego County only.
  • If a manuscript has multiple authors, at least one must reside within San Diego County. Manuscripts by former residents of San Diego County will not be considered.
  • Judging in the Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir category is a two-step process:
    • Entrants will submit the first thirty pages of their novel or memoir for preliminary judging.
    • Finalists will be chosen from those entries and will be asked to send in their complete manuscripts for final judging. Finalists will be notified by phone or email before April 1, 2017.
  • Writers may submit more than one entry in more than one category, but a separate submission fee and entry form must accompany each entry.
  • All submissions remain the literary property of the writer.
  • Incomplete entries or entries received after the deadline will not be judged.
  • Submissions received with postage due will be discarded and not judged.

Please Note: The unpublished competition is open only to writers who have never: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.

For additional information, please see our GUIDELINES.

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2018 Contest Submission Window!

The entry window for the 2018 contest is now here!

10/1/17 – 11/30/17 Unpublished Entry Window

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

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Finalists to be Announced!

SDBA Finalists for 20174 soon to be announcedThe 2017 SDBA Finalists will be listed after May 15th. STAY TUNED!

Published Window Does Not Open Until January 2017

Just a gentle reminder:

Per the Submission Guidelines, FAQ’s, and at the request of the volunteers, Published entries received BEFORE January 1 OR AFTER January 31 will be disqualified and checks shredded appropriately.

Thank you for cooperating with the the San Diego Book Awards Association.

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UNPUBLISHED SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENSION

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Due to the requests of entrants, the Fall 2016 Submission Window for Unpublished Entries has been extended!

NEW DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 31, 2016!

Open to all writers residing in San Diego County.

Winners will be determined by a panel of judges.

CASH AWARDS!

Unpublished/Published entries from 2015* and 2016 are both eligible.

*Due to the installation of a new Board of Directors in 2016, unpublished and published books with a 2015 copyright or publication date will be eligible. Only one winner will be awarded in each genre.

For complete rules, guidelines and entry forms, please visit:

www.sandiegobookawards.org/submissions-guidleines

Or write to: SDBA
P.O. Box 6487
Oceanside, CA 92056

Email: sdbookawards@gmail.com

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

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CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Proudly announces the 22nd Annual

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Open to all writers residing in San Diego County.

Winners will be determined by a panel of judges.

CASH AWARDS for Published Entries!

Unpublished/Published entries from 2015* and 2016 are both eligible.

*Due to the installation of a new Board of Directors in 2016, unpublished and published books with a 2015 copyright or publication date will be eligible. Only one winner will be awarded in each genre.

For complete rules, guidelines and entry forms, please visit:

www.sandiegobookawards.org

Entry deadlines will be firmly adhered to so please read carefully.

Or write to: SDBA
P.O. Box 6487
Oceanside, CA 92056

Email:                   sdbookawards@gmail.com

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

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