Following the May 6 announcement of the 2024 winners and nominated finalists, the Books, Drama and Music entry site will begin to reopen for the 2025 cycle (encompassing work published or premiered in calendar year 2024) in early June 2024. The Books portal will open at that time, while the Drama and Music portals will open in July and August. Please note that works published in calendar year 2023 are no longer eligible in the Book categories.

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

Each spring, Columbia University awards Pulitzer Prizes in eight 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 eight categories — Drama, Fiction, History, Biography, Memoir, General Nonfiction, Poetry and Music — click here.

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

Recommended deadline for books published between January 1 and July 15, 2023: July 14, 2023. Final deadline for all book entries, including those published in the final quarter of the year: October 13, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time. Eligibility deadline for Drama and Music consideration: December 31, 2023. Submission deadline for Drama and Music entries: January 5, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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