Four prizes of $10,000 each are given annually to honor books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and young people’s literature written by U.S. writers and published in the United States during the previous year. A $10,000 prize is also given to honor a translated book of fiction or nonfiction by a living writer and translator published in the United States during the previous year. Finalists in each category receive $1,000 each. Using only the online submission system, publishers may submit an entry form with a $135 entry fee per title by May 12. Six copies of books (or bound galleys) published or scheduled for publication between December 1, 2020, and November 30, 2021, must be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation by June 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.