You wrote the great American novel? Great. You too could win a $10,000 Pulitzer Prize, but only if you enter, so here’s the scoop

Ok, we know you’ve thought about it.  Winning the Pulitzer.
So here’s the skinny, the deadline for entry is June 15 & Oct 1 and you can enter your book provided it was:
  1. First published in the US, in the last year,
  2. Was published in Hardback or paperback,
  3. Was for sale to the general public
  4. And you, the author, are an American (birth certificate required?)
  5. There’s nothing in the rules saying it can’t be self-published.
There are 5 prizes available to authors. Each prize is $10,000 and given annually to an American writer to honor the most distinguished book of fiction dealing with American life, US history, biography, verse, and nonfiction. (see below)
Select from entry options 1, 3, 4, 5, or 6 depending on the work you are entering.
  • (1) For distinguished fiction by an American author, preferably dealing with American life, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
  • (3) For a distinguished and appropriately documented book on the history of the United States, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
  • (4) For a distinguished and appropriately documented biography or autobiography by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000)
  • (5) For a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
  • (6) For a distinguished and appropriately documented book of nonfiction by an American author that is not eligible for consideration in any other category, Ten thousand dollars ($10,000).
Submit the Entry From (In Letters, Drama, Music), an author biography, author photograph, and four copies of the book to: Pulitzer Prizes, Poetry and Fiction Prizes, Columbia University, 709 Journalism Building, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027. (212) 854-3841.
The entry fee is$50 but how cool to be able to say you entered the Pulitzer contest. For only $50 bucks.
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