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Reminder: Deadline for Book Entries Is October 13


The final deadline for entry in the 2024 Pulitzer Prize Book categories (including Fiction, History, Biography, Memoir or Autobiography, Poetry and General Nonfiction) is 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on October 13, 2023. This deadline encompasses all eligible work published in 2023, including titles published in the first half of the year and upcoming books scheduled for release in the final quarter of the year.

All eligible work published in calendar year 2023 must be submitted for consideration by the October 13 deadline, including books scheduled for publication before December 31. To reiterate: Books published late in 2023 will not be eligible for submission in 2024.

Books must be submitted as PDF files. Galleys or page-proofs also may be submitted in PDF form should a finished books be unavailable. 

In order to be eligible, entered books must be available for purchase as hard copies; as stated in our Plan of Award, “eligibility for these awards shall be restricted to works first published in the United States during the year, and made available in hardcover or bound paperback for purchase by the general public.” Titles released exclusively as e-books during the cycle are thus ineligible.

All materials must be uploaded electronically to the Pulitzer entry site (, where the $75 handling fee for each entry may be tendered via credit or debit card. Cash and check payments are not accepted.

Technical specifications are available on the entry form at In order to access the form, entrants must create an account on the entry site through the “Login/Create Account” button on the top right corner of the entry site homepage; after doing so, click on the “Submit an Entry” button on the top scroll bar to access the form. For ease of navigability, please use a desktop, laptop or tablet while submitting entries.

The How to Enter page on offers detailed guidelines for the Book competitions.

Please email with any questions or general inquiries.

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