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 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 with a $135 entry fee per title by May 15. Six copies of books (or bound galleys) published or scheduled for publication between December 1, 2018, and November 30, 2019, must be submitted to the judges and to the National Book Foundation by July 1. 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, Awards Coordinator.