THE WINDOW FOR SUBMITTING PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
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 Unpublished Submission Guidelines can be found here.

  • Entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $30.00.
    • Entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $15.00.

    Please Note: The unpublished competition is open only to writers who have never: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

    Published Submission GuidelinesCategories can be found here.

    • 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    All unpublished entries, entry forms, and entry fees must be postmarked by the deadline
    Entries postmarked after that date WILL NOT BE JUDGED
    for that year’s contest,
    and may not be returned.

    San Diego Book Awards