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Chet Cunningham, SDBAA Founder, Passes at 88

Chet Cunningham
December 9, 1928 – March 14, 2017

Chet Cunningham, a beloved San Diego writer, and founder of the San Diego Book Awards Association has passed after 88 years of life–a life which changed the very culture San Diego writing and writers.

“Chet was a tremendous inspiration to me and shaped my life by introducing me to the San Diego Book Awards Association, where we worked together for fifteen years. Yet of all of his achievements, it was his relationship with his wife, Rosie, that inspired me most. If I can be half the man and husband he was, I will consider myself a success.” -Former SDBAA President Bradley Steffens

Jean Forsythe, President of SDBAA had been in contact with him about the “Chet Cunningham Spur Award” for best unpublished entry (one of his personal passions was to promote unpublished writers in San Diego). SDBAA Board members were all excited about the ceremony June 10, 2017 at the Sheraton La Jolla Hotel. He was going to try to attend and present the “Chet” for the first time.

San Diego Writers will feel the ripples of this man’s life for generations.

SDBA on KPBS

San Diego novelist Chet Cunningham has written more than 300 published books. He started the San Diego Book Awards 22 years ago… READ MORE HERE.

Here is a link to the transcript, for better accessibility.

Board Member Interviewed by Poets and Writers

Check it out here!

 

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UNPUBLISHED SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE EXTENSION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Due to the requests of entrants, the Fall 2016 Submission Window for Unpublished Entries has been extended!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Unpublished/Published entries from 2015* and 2016 are both eligible.

*Due to the installation of a new Board of Directors in 2016, unpublished and published books with a 2015 copyright or publication date will be eligible.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

Official SDBA Winner Decal Stickers

Sticker Sales Card 2016

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

Submission Guidelines Posted

ATTENTION ALL SAN DIEGO WRITERS!

SDBA invites you to preview our new and improved SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for the upcoming “Call for Entries” in September.

We are so excited about the new year and look forward to reading your stories.

Warm regards,
SDBA Board of Directors & Judges

***PLEASE NOTE***
The 2017 competition will include submissions published or copyrighted in 2015 AND 2016.

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