2024 National Book Awards Online Entry Form is Now Open

We are now accepting entries for the 2024 National Book Awards. Deadline for submission is May 15 (5:00pm PDT). No late submissions will be accepted.

Please read the entire Deadlines & Guidelines page before filling out the entry form.

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

It is imperative that you read the Eligibility section of the Deadlines & Guidelines page carefully to make sure the books you are submitting are eligible for the 2024 National Book Awards, even if you are familiar with the submissions process from past years.  Submitted books later deemed ineligible by the Foundation will still be subject to the $135 per title fee. There will be no refunds.


The Foundation’s monthly newsletter includes reminders for upcoming National Book Awards deadlines. Publishers who are not already subscribed should join the Foundation’s newsletter mailing list.

For questions about your submissions, please email Madeleine Shelton at mshelton@nationalbook.org. For technical questions, please email Meredith Andrews at mandrews@nationalbook.org.