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Submission Window 2019 – Now Open!



The 2019 Submission Window is now open!

The San Diego Book Awards 25th annual book awards competition is open to current residents of San Diego County. Books submitted for the 2019 competition must have been published or copyrighted in either 2018 or 2019. The submission period runs from October 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.  Awards will be announced June 15, 2020. Continue reading Submission Window 2019 – Now Open!


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2019 Contest Submission Window!

The entry window for the 2019 contest is now here! 10/1/18 – 12/31/18 Unpublished Entry Window 10/1/18 – 12/31/18 Published Entry Window Yes, they’re the same. 2017 and 2018 release dates included for published entrants. See submission guidelines for details.

Unpublished Entry Window NOW OPEN

Calling all Unpublished Entries for the 2018 San Diego Book Awards! Entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $30.00. Entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $15.00. The submission period for unpublished entries will begin...