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Books, Drama or Music Entry for 2015
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Entry site for The Pulitzer Prizes in Books, Drama and Music

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

This site replaces the paper entry form for Books, Drama and Music, and allows 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 deadlines: June 15 and October 1, 2014. Books must be first published in the United States during 2014 in either hardcover or paperback form. (Books published in October, November or December must be submitted as galleys or page-proofs by the Oct. 1 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. Packages must be postmarked by June 15 for the first deadline and October 1, 2014 for the final deadline. Details (pdf)

For plays:
Entry deadline December 31. Plays written by U.S. citizens and produced in the United States during 2014 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, 2014. Details (pdf)

For music:
Entry deadline December 31. Music composed by U.S. citizens and premiered in the United States during 2014, 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, 2014. Details (pdf)

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