Welcome

Welcome to the entry site
for The Pulitzer Prizes in Letters,
Drama and Music!

Before initiating any entries, please consult the Letters, Drama and Music section of our How to Enter page; the Letters, Drama and Music submission guidelines; and the 2020 competition announcement, which summarizes key changes instituted on the new entry site. Returning entrants and those who created accounts on the old site in anticipation of the competition window must create new accounts.


06/14/2019: While the preferred deadline for books published between January 1 and June 14 is June 15, submissions published in this timeframe will be accepted without penalty until the October 1/October 15 final deadline.

As June 15 falls on a Saturday this year, Pulitzer Hall's mail room will be closed. Accordingly, delivery of FedEx and UPS shipments will be delayed until June 17 at the earliest. Non-Amazon USPS shipments (including Priority Mail Express) will be routed through Columbia University's central mail facility and may not arrive until June 19-20.

Please allow up to six weeks for processing of your entry. If you do not receive your approval message by August 1, we may be reached at pulitzer@pulitzer.org or (212) 854-3841.


06/13/2019: As we finalize an internal workflow on the new entry site, please note that your entry will not appear under My Entries after your approval message is generated. The entry will reappear after it is shipped from our office to the relevant jury. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Each spring, Columbia University awards Pulitzer Prizes in seven letters, drama and music categories. The winners are chosen by the Pulitzer Prize Board, which seeks to recognize excellence by eligible American writers, playwrights and composers.

For a list with definitions of the seven prize categories — Drama, Fiction, History, Biography, General Nonfiction, Poetry and Music — click here.

All entry forms and fees must be submitted electronically. Paper forms and checks are not accepted.


Preferred receipt date for books published in the first half of the year: June 15, 2019. Final deadline for entry form and fee: October 1, 2019. Final receipt deadline for books: October 15, 2019. Drama and Music entries are due by December 31, 2019.

Entry fee: $75 per entry - paid by credit card only (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover).


Mailing Address:

The Pulitzer Prize Office

Columbia University

709 Pulitzer Hall

2950 Broadway

New York, NY 10027