A single entry qualifies a piece for the
"SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR"
$39 per title
Deadline to Enter--October 27th
Teresa Strasser is an Emmy-winning writer (Comedy Central) and Emmy-nominated television host (TLC). She’s been a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Arizona Republic and The Today Show. Her first-person essays have garnered three Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including Columnist of the Year. As a broadcaster, she’s been on The View, Good Morning America, The Talk, CNN, Good Day New York, and was a regular guest on Dr. Phil. Radio and podcast audiences know her as the co-host of The Guinness World Record holding Adam Carolla Show. Her first memoir, Exploiting My Baby: Because it’s Expoiting Me was a bestseller, and optioned by ABC. Her second book, Making It Home: Life Lessons From a Season of Little League got a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and was called “A Perfect Book” by Good Housekeeping.
Growing up in San Francisco, Teresa was raised amongst the local hippie literati, including the beat poet who lived in her garage rent-free. Her dad was possibly the world’s only Jewish car mechanic, and after a stint delivering batteries, Teresa decided the only thing she wanted to deliver was writing assignments. At New York University, she studied both broadcast and print journalism, and somehow, magically, ended up doing both. Still a teenager, she got her first journalism job writing obituaries, and still thinks there’s not much more interesting to cover than passages, hatch, match, and dispatch. She got her break in Hollywood as a game show writer, and after working on-camera for a few years; she had a full-circle moment appearing on Celebrity Pyramid. “As the celebrity?” asked her dad, incredulous. Yes.
She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband — who takes Little League coaching very seriously — and her two sons. You can find her either live on a local morning show called The Daily Mix, or on the sidelines pacing nervously, shouting things that don’t make sense, and being Arizona’s most superstitious baseball mom.
2024 Sports Book of the Year Calendar
26th November 2023: Entry opens. Entry forms can be downloaded from the link above.
27th October 2024: 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 2021-2025 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 27, 2024. Entries must have a publication date between 2021-2025. 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!