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Books, Drama or Music Entry for 2018
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Entry site for The Pulitzer Prizes in Letters, Drama and Music

The 2018 Drama and Music competitions ended on December 31, 2017. The Letters, Drama and Music entry site will reopen for the 2019 Prize cycle on April 30, 2018. Books published between the 2018 Letters cycle deadline of October 2, 2017 and December 31, 2017 are not eligible for the 2019 cycle.

Each spring, Columbia University awards Pulitzer Prizes in 5 book categories, drama and music. Click here for categories and details.

This site replaces the paper entry form for Books, Drama and Music, and requires payment of the nonrefundable $50 entry fee by credit card. After completing the online form and entry fee payment, ship hard-copy materials for judging to the Pulitzer Prize Office at the address below.

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You must register and log in to use this site. Once you have logged in, click on the Submit an Entry button in the left menu bar to start making an entry.

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For books:
Entry form/payment deadline: 5:00 p.m. Hawaii–Aleutian Time, October 1, 2018. Books (including self-published titles) must be first published in the United States during 2018 in either hardcover or paperback form. Books published in October, November or December must be submitted in galley, page-proof or manuscript form to our office by the deadline.

With the exception of the U.S. History category, all authors must be U.S. citizens. After submitting information and payment online, send four (4) copies of each title to the address below. Please click here for more information.

For plays:
Entry deadline: December 31, 2018. Plays written by U.S. citizens and produced in the United States during 2018 are eligible. After submitting information and payment online, send six (6) copies of play scripts and one video recording (if available) to the address below. Packages must be postmarked by December 31, 2018. Details

For music:
Entry deadline: December 31, 2018. Music composed by U.S. citizens and premiered in the United States during 2018, in a concert or on a recording, is eligible. After submitting information and payment online, send one (1) recording and score (if available) to address below. Packages must be postmarked by December 31, 2018. Details

Pulitzer Prize Office, Columbia University, 709 Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, NY, NY 10027 (212) 854-3841

Questions? – Contact the Pulitzer Prize office at 212-854-3841 or pulitzer@pulitzer.org