Submissions 2024

This is the 22nd annual Sports Book Awards campaign.

All sports books, published in the UK in hardback or paperback in calendar year 2023, are eligible. However, different editions of titles shortlisted in last year’s awards are ineligible for submission.

Timing: it is anticipated that the key winning titles in each of the relevant categories will be available in a paperback format for the winners campaign during Summer 2024.

Publishing companies generally select one person to make nominations.

Please check the award categories and criteria and fill in your submissions below – you can enter multiple titles for consideration by downloading the excel document.

Please remember to select the award category you would like the book to be considered for.

Consent must be obtained from authors, illustrators and any contributors by publishers before submitting titles.

Please send 1 copy of each submitted title to SBA C/O AGILE IDEAS, Studio 106, Leather Factory Studios, Brook Lane, Holt, BA14 6RL

If you are submitting for the Football Book of the Year, in association with the Football Writers’ Association, please also send 2 copies of the title to the FWA:

Anastasia Romanovskaya, 55 Greenland Mews, London SE8 5JW 

Submissions for 2024 are now closed

If you have any queries about your submission please contact:


Key dates:

Submissions close 30th January

Shortlist launch – 21st April TBC

Shortlist promotion – 21st April – 16th May

Sports Book Awards ceremony & dinner – 16th May

Winners promotion – 16th May – 16th June

Do you have multiple submissions?

To submit titles, please either fill in the online form below or if you are submitting multiple titles you can download the excel file – please fill in the excel and email to

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