Welcome

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


10/15/2021: The Book entry portal (encompassing Fiction, History, Biography, Poetry and General Nonfiction) has closed for the 2022 cycle. Drama and Music entries will continue to be accepted until December 31.

08/17/2021: The 2022 Drama and Music competitions have opened. Please consult the guidelines on Pulitzer.org's How to Enter page for additional information.


Each spring, Columbia University awards Pulitzer Prizes in seven books, 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, checks and cash are not accepted.


Amended recommended deadline for books published between January 1 and July 15, 2021: July 15, 2021. Amended final deadline for all book entries, including those published in the final quarter of the year: October 15, 2021. Drama and Music entries are due by December 31, 2021. 

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