Presenter of the National Book Awards

National Book Awards Entry Rules & Guidelines



All books must be published by U.S. publishers located in the United States between December 1, 2014 and November 30, 2015. All authors must be U.S. citizens.

The following are eligible:

The following are NOT eligible:

In the event of a dispute as to eligibility, the Foundation will decide whether a book is eligible, and its decision will be binding.



All publishers submitting books for the National Book Awards must agree to:

Additional Note: The Miami Book Fair International is an official partner of the National Book Foundation. The Fair will invite all Longlisted authors to participate in the Fair from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22, 2015, with all travel and accommodations underwritten by Miami Book Fair International.

2015 NBA Online Entry Form is Now Open!


Still have questions? Email Amy Gall at or call the 
Foundation office at 212-685-0261 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern).