San Diego Book Awards Submission Period Begins October 1

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For those of you who like to plan ahead, here's an announcement in plenty of time for you to get cracking on finishing up your work-in-progress in time to submit it. The submission dates are the same this year for both published and unpublished works.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 The awards honor the best published and unpublished work by San Diego county writers in multiple genres.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 Begins October 1”

  1. Question rather than a comment: I submitted my novel “Twists of Fate” last year in the thriller category and did, because the event was cancelled last year, leave it in for this year’s submissions. But I also have a new novel I would like to submit this year in the same category—-“Starvation Mountain” which is a much stronger thriller than “Twists of Fate”. I’d like to propose I switch “Twists of Fate” to the Romance category, where it is a better fit anyway, and send in “Starvation Mountain” as a Thriller. Can I do this?

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