National Book Foundation

National Book Awards

May 16, 2018 - Check back on April 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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Three prizes of $10,000 each are given annually to honor a book of poetry, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction written by U.S. writers and published in the United States during the previous year. Starting this year a $10,000 prize will also be given to honor a translation of a book of fiction or nonfiction by a living writer published in the United States for the first time during the previous year. Finalists in each category receive $1,000 each. Using the online submission system, publishers may submit an entry form by May 16. Six copies of books (or bound galleys) or scheduled for publication between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018, may be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation with a $135 entry fee per title by June 29. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

National Book Foundation, National Book Awards, 90 Broad Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10004. (212) 685-0261. Anna Dobben, Contact.