San Diego Book Awards Submission Period Approaches

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We announced the upcoming SDBA 2019 Awards submission window in July. This is another reminder, or those of you who like to plan ahead. The submission dates are the same this year for both published and unpublished works.

The San Diego Book Awards Association will be accepting entries soon for its annual book awards. The awards honor the best published and unpublished work by San Diego county writers in multiple genres. This year the entry period will run from October 1 through December 31. The awards will be announced in June, 2019.

If you are an author based in San Diego county, this could be an excellent opportunity to gain recognition and critical acclaim for your work, published or not. The San Diego Book Awards Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with a 20-year history of honoring San Diego writers.

The full rules for entry and FAQs are posted on the San Diego Book Awards website at:­

If you have questions that you do not find answers for on the SDBA website, contact David Grant Urban, Vice President of SDBA, at dgu5656 (at)

1 thought on “San Diego Book Awards Submission Period Approaches”

  1. Thank you for sending out this reminder. Does anyone know the preferred format for the 4 copies? I will be submitting a children’s illustrated early chapter book for ages 5-9, grades K-4. I’m assuming it will be better suited to the picture book category, but I am unsure whether hardcover or paperback is a better choice. All opinions and suggestions appreciated.

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