Tom Trondson’s debut novel Moving in Stereo was published by Calumet Editions. The story revolves around Richard Blanco, a colorful yet troubled professional tennis player navigating his final year on tour. Kirkus Reviews called Moving in Stereo “a throwback 90s tale with a compellingly dysfunctional tennis-playing protagonist.” Trondson taught tennis all over the world (including the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida), was a stay-at-home dad, and learned how to cross-country ski during the pandemic. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he holds a graduate degree from Hamline University’s MFA program, where he teaches creative writing. He lives with his family in Minneapolis. Find him at tomtrondson.com.
Linda Sheehan is the author of Fore Play, the novel Kirkus Reviews calls “A seamy, steamy comedy of errors”. She’s also the author of Decanted, winner of the Reader’s Favorite Bronze Award for Cultural Fiction that Kirkus calls “A highly enjoyable story of love, wine, and passion". Linda began her career in Manhattan where she worked for the CBS Television Network before moving to Los Angeles where she wrote and produced commercials and trailers for movies and television. She now lives in Napa, California, where she's the co-owner of Poe Wines that makes highly acclaimed Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet, and Rosé. Besides indulging her passion for great wines, she is an avid horseback rider and golfer.
A single entry qualifies a piece for the
"SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR"
$39 per title
Deadline to Enter--October 29th
2023 Sports Book of the Year Calendar
1st December 2022: Entry opens. Entry forms can be downloaded from the link above.
29th October 2023: Deadline for entry forms to be received.
Late November/Early December: Winners announced.
The AmericanWritingAwards.com "Sports Book of the Year" award is dedicated to rewarding excellence in sports writing. An esteemed team of judges made up of media members, professional athletes, college professors, and hall of fame coaches choose 1st Place and Runner-Up winners--American Writing Awards judges reserve the right to award multiple 1st Place or Runner-Up winners if they believe more than one piece of work merits recognition. Winners are announced in late November or early December.
Any Sports Writer between the ages of 18-120 can enter their book. All books of sport published between 2020-2024 are allowed entry. If you have questions as to whether your book qualifies as a "Sports Book," email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to enter is October 29, 2023. Entries must have a publication date between 2020-2024. Academic, commercial, small press, self-published books, and unpublished manuscripts are all accepted. Electronic submission is the only form of submission. Entries are judged based on multiple writing criteria, which include an author's story-telling ability, transitions, hooks, pacing, character development, dialogue, grammar, punctuation, storyline, and the overall impact it has on our judges. Check the entry form for more details.
1st Place and Runner-Up winners of the AmericanWritingAwards.com "Sports Book of the Year" award will receive an official high-resolution seal for promotional use and possible cover placement. The results of the competition will be published and promoted on AmericanWritingAwards.com and its different media channels, the authors will be featured in the "Featured Author" section of the website, the press release of the winners will be submitted to newspapers and media nationwide as well as referred to talent agents in New York and Los Angeles for possible manuscript review. Get your book the attention it deserves!