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2024 Pulitzer Prize Contest Open to Book Entries


The 2024 Pulitzer Prize competition for Books is now open. The Pulitzer Prizes for Books are awarded to work in Fiction, U.S. History, Biography, Memoir or Autobiography, Poetry and General Nonfiction. 

For the 2024 competition, the criteria for entry in all categories remain the same: Eligible titles must be first published in the United States during calendar year 2023, and made available in hardcover or bound paperback for purchase by the general public. Authors in all categories except U.S. History must be American citizens.

All books must be submitted electronically as PDF e-books. There is a $75 handling fee for each entry.

Each prize is accompanied by a cash award of $15,000.

The recommended entry deadline for books published in the first half of 2023 is Friday, July 14, 2023. The final deadline for all eligible books published in 2023, including those slated for publication in the final quarter of the year, is Friday, October 13, 2023

Complete entry information, including rules and instructions, may be found on the How to Enter page of After creating a new account or accessing a preexisting account, the entry form for books is available at

The Drama and Music entry portals will open for the 2024 competition during the summer.

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