CALL FOR JUDGES!
THE WINDOW FOR PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED.
BUT OUR JUDGES ARE HARD AT WORK READING ALL YOUR SUBMISSIONS!
A special note of thanks goes out to all judges and judging chairs during this time.
The scores are almost all calculated. Finalists will be announced SOON!
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL ENTRANTS!
Calling all Published and Unpublished Entries for the 2019 San Diego Book Awards!
The San Diego Book Awards competition is open to current residents of San Diego County. Books submitted for the 2018 competition (awards presented in June 2019) must have been first published or copyrighted in 2018.
BE ADVISED — For published entrants, 2017 and 2018 release dates are included.
Yes, they’re the same.
2017 and 2018 release dates included for published entrants. See submission guidelines for details.
To celebrate the end of 2017, we at SDBA are honored to now have stickers available for those who have entered and become finalists. As a special thank you for those who have submitted so bravely in previous years, this is our way of letting you know your hard work and support have not gone unnoticed.
Entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $30.00.
Entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $15.00.
Please Note: The unpublished competition is open only to writers who have never: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 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.
Due to the requests of entrants, the Fall 2016 Submission Window for Unpublished Entries has been extended!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.
Unpublished/Published entries from 2015* and 2016 are both eligible.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:
Or write to: SDBA
P.O. Box 6487
Oceanside, CA 92056
We look forward to reading your stories,
San Diego Book Awards Association Board of Directors and Judges