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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

We are accepting Drama and Music entries for the 2018 Prize cycle until December 31, 2017. The Letters competitions closed on October 2. We will continue to accept books associated with paid Letters entries until 5:30 p.m. Eastern time on October 16.

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. Pacific time, October 2, 2017. Books (including self-published titles) must be first published in the United States during 2017 in either hardcover or paperback form.

Our office must receive books associated with paid entries by October 16, 2017. Books associated with paid entries that are received after October 16 and books that still lack a paid online entry form after the October 2 deadline will not be processed.

Books published in October, November or December must be submitted in galley, page-proof or manuscript form to our office by October 16. However, as with other submissions, you must complete the entry form and remit the entry fee no later than the October 2 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, 2017. Plays written by U.S. citizens and produced in the United States during 2017 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, 2017. Details

For music:
Entry deadline: December 31, 2017. Music composed by U.S. citizens and premiered in the United States during 2017, 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, 2017. 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