THE WINDOW FOR SUBMITTING PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS IS CURRENTLY OPEN.
Submission Window will be open 10/1/18 thru 12/31/18.

FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY DURING THE SUBMISSION WINDOW.

 Unpublished Submission Guidelines can be found here.

  • Entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $30.00.
    • Entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $15.00.

    Please Note: The unpublished competition is open only to writers who have never: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 full-length novel (if entering the novel/novel for children competition)
    …….**published a memoir (if entering the memoir competition).

    Published Submission GuidelinesCategories can be found here.

    • BE ADVISED — For published entrants, 2017 and 2018 release dates are included.
    • Entry fee for each Published submission is $25.00.

    Published Categories:

    FICTION
    General
    Historic
    Mainstream
    Literary
    Children/Young Adult
    Picture Book (Toddler - 2nd Grade)
    Children (3rd-8th Grade)
    Young Adult (High School/College)
    Romance
    Historic Romance
    General Romance
    Mystery/Suspense
    Mystery
    Suspense
    Anthology
    Short Story Collection (single author)
    Anthology (single or multiple authors)
    SciFi/Fantasy
    SciFi
    Fantasy
    Horror
    NONFICTION
    General
    Humor
    Animals
    Other General
    Children/Young Adult
    Picture Book (Toddler - 2nd Grade)
    Children (3rd-8th Grade)
    Young Adult (High School/College)
    Specialized Non-Fiction
    Biography/Autobiography
    Memoir
    Business
    Military
    Politics
    Science
    Local Interest
    History
    Health/Medicine
    Psychology/Social Sciences
    Self-help
    Spiritual/Inspirational
    Travel
    Cookbook
    Arts & Crafts
    Published Poetry

    ALL  SUBMISSIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS

    * Self-addressed stamped envelope large enough (and with sufficient postage) for return of judges’ comments. A #10 should be fine, but entrants may want to send a 8 1/2 X 11 manila envelope to make sure the documents fit.
    * Self-addressed stamped postcard for us to send you verifying we received your entry.
    * Mail to: San Diego Book Awards, PO Box 6487, Oceanside, CA 92052-6487

    All unpublished entries, entry forms, and entry fees must be postmarked by
    December 31, 2018
    Entries postmarked after that date WILL NOT BE JUDGED

    San Diego Book Awards