SCIBA’s award recipients are the best in their category, loved by Southern California Independent booksellers & represent the incredible literary talent in Southern California. (*Note, since Independent Booksellers are voting, it is best that the book be available to sell in an Independent Bookstore. Thus, a proprietary e-book will not be considered. PLEASE NOTE THAT A PROPRIETARY E-BOOK TITLE WILL BE DELETED)
Nominations are now being accepted and must be received by June 30, 2020. SCIBA Bookstore employees vote first to select three finalists in each category and second to select a recipient.
Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography/Memoir, T. Jefferson Mystery Award, YA Novel, Children’s Novel, and Children’s Picture Book:
- Open to authors and illustrators of all publishers- Books must have been published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020preferably reflecting the Southern California culture or experience.- Author and/or Illustrator must reside within the SCIBA region (geographically from Morro Bay, south to Mexican border, east to the Arizona / Nevada borders).- Nominations may be made by booksellers, publishers, authors and others in the bookselling industry.
Glenn Goldman Art, Architecture & Photography Award:Glenn had a love for and felt strongly about recognizing talent from all over the world. Therefore, to honor Glenn, for this category the author / artist does not need to reside within the SCIBA region to be recognized and honored.
- Open to authors / artists of all publishers- Books must have been published between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020 **** PLEASE NOTE DATE- Nominations may be made by booksellers, publishers, authors and others in the bookselling industry.
To submit your nominations please complete survey including the following information:
Title, publisher, ISBN, publisher contact (email & phone number) and category
Deadline for nominations to be considered is June 30, 2020. Nominations received after June 30 will not be accepted.