Announcing the 2021 San Diego Book Awards Winners!
Unpublished Short Story
The Purple Madonna
There was a TIE for best Unpublished Novel, and both winners were recommended for the Chet Cunningham Spur Award for best overall unpublished entry.
Please congratulate SDBA’s
Chet Cunningham Spur Award recipients!
Made This Way
Edited by Lisa Brackmann and Matt Coyle
Published Children’s Fiction
Jada’s Dance for Chicano Park
Published General Fiction
Published General Nonfiction
Empire Builder: John D. Spreckels and the Making of San Diego
Published Magical Fiction
Melody: A First Contact Novel
My Native Land is Memory: Stories of a Cuban Childhood
Published Mystery/Suspense Fiction
Ballast Point Breakdown: A Rolly Waters Mystery
Corey Lynn Fayman
Published Specialized Nonfiction
A Girl Like You
Frank and Carla Murphy
Published Wellness Fiction
Mastering Self-Discipline: A Thoughtful Approach Gets Better Results
Brian Peter Brinig
2021 Geisel Winner
2021 San Diego Book Awards Finalists!
|Published Anthology||Telegraph Canyon Stories||Dan Letchworth|
|Published Children’s||Shloyml Boyml and His Lucky Dreydl||Yale Strom|
|Published Children’s||Eucalyptus Street: Green Curse||Sherrill Joseph|
|Published Gen Fic||Peace Seeker (The Pax Chronicles: Book One)||Judith Hand|
|Published Gen Fic||Selling Pencils, and Charlie||Penny Perry|
|Published Gen Nonfic||A Natural History of the Anza-Borrego Region: Then and Now||Marie Simovich and Mike Wells|
|Published Mystery/Suspense Fic||The Burden of Truth||Neal Griffin|
|Published Spec Nonfic||The Voice that Won the Vote: How One Woman’s Words Made History||Elisa Boxer|
|Unpublished Novel||A Time For Eagles||Jeffrey Thurman|
The San Diego Book Awards Entry Submission Dates are
For the Published Contest, we are accepting entries published in 2020 or 2021.
See our submission guidelines and details.
Thank you again to all of you who participate, judge, and otherwise volunteer for the San Diego Book Awards. Now more than ever, we recognize your efforts and are grateful.
San Diego Book Awards Association