2021 National Book Awards Online Entry Form is Now Open

We are now accepting entries for the 2021 National Book Awards. Deadline for submission is May 12 (midnight, PT). No late submissions will be accepted.

Please read the entire 2021 NBA guidelines before filling out the entry form.

NOTE: There is a $135 entry fee for each title entered. Accepted forms of payment include PayPal and credit card. Please be prepared with payment information before you begin the online entry process.

It is imperative that you read the Entry Rules carefully to make sure the books you are entering are eligible. Submitted books later deemed ineligible by the Foundation will still be subject to the $135 per title fee. There will be no refunds.


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Email questions about your submissions to Awards Manager Anna Dobben at [email protected]. Technical questions should be emailed to Meredith Andrews at [email protected].