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ANNOUNCEMENT: ENTRY DEADLINE AND AWARD CEREMONY (2015)

NOTICE:

The deadline to submit entries for unpublished novels, memoir, short stories, and poetry chapbook is extended to February 2, 2015. The deadline for published books remains February 28, 2015 (postmarked).

Award Ceremony Cancelled for 2015:
Unfortunately, the SDBA has lost its wonderful venue for an awards event.  AHM Health, which has been a gracious host of its theatre venue, for financial reasons, has decided to offer it only to health care nonprofits.

The SDBA Board of Directors has plans for seeking grant money to alleviate some of the problems this loss of venue creates.  For this year, however, the SDBA has neither the staffing nor the funds to coordinate a fund raiser or to hold the awards evening this year.  

This is what will happen this year (2015):

1.   The winners in each category will be announced by June 20 via the SDBA website, a press release, and an email to the SDBA’s email list.

2.  If SDBA funds allow, the winners will receive trophies.

3.  Cash prizes (totaling $1,200) will be awarded in the amounts and for the categories advertised on the SDBA website.

This will still be a successful year, thanks to the judges and to all who enter!

Deadlines for 2014 Contest!

DEADLINE FOR UNPUBLISHED ENTRIES EXTENDED

The SDBA will accept entries through Feb 2, 2015 for unpublished categories and through Feb 28, 2015 (postmarked) for published categories.

- Unpublished novels, memoirs, and poetry chapbooks
- Published books with a copyright/pub date of 2014 (Dec 2013 also allowed)
- Short Stories

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of the following categories: Unpublished Novel, Unpublished Children/YA Novel, Unpublished Memoir, Poetry Chapbook, Short Story, Geisel Award (published books), Mystery (published books).

Click on the SUBMISSION GUIDELINES tab on the homepage for specific guidelines and entry forms (found at the end of each page).