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. Finalists in each category receive $1,000 each. Using the online submission system, publishers may submit an entry form by May 17. Six copies of books, bound galleys, or bound manuscripts published or scheduled for publication between December 1, 2016, and November 30, 2017, should be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation by June 30 with a $135 entry fee per title. 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. Courtney Gillette, Awards Coordinator.