The annual California Book Awards, which began in 1931, recognize the state’s best writers and illuminate the wealth and diversity of literature written in California. Monetary prizes are given in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, juvenile literature, young adult literature, first work of fiction, Californiana and notable contribution to publishing.

Winners of the California Book Awards
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PUBLISHERS: Books published in 2018 will be accepted for submission from September 15 to December 15, 2018.  

Important Upcoming Dates

Winners announced by June 1, 2018
California Book Awards Ceremony: Monday, June 11, 2018
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