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THE WINDOW FOR SUBMITTING PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED WORKS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.
FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ONLY DURING THE NEXT SUBMISSION WINDOW –
10/1/2020 THRU 12/31/2020.

Unpublished Submission Guidelines can be found here.

  • The entry fee for each Unpublished Novel/Novels for Children/Memoir submission is $45.00.
    • The entry fee for each Unpublished Short Story/Poetry Chapbook submission is $25.00.

    Published Submission GuidelinesCategories can be found here.

    • Entry fee for each Published submission is $45.00.

    WINNERS FOR THE 26th ANNUAL CONTEST WILL BE ANNOUNCED JUNE 15, 2021

    ALL  SUBMISSIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS* 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    All unpublished entries, entry forms, and entry fees must be postmarked by the deadline.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.

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