Deadline: December 31, 2022
About the competition
Established in 1935 by Cleveland poet Edith Anisfield Wolf, this award recognizes books that deal with racism and diversity. It is the only literary prize in the US that honors works addressing racism and diversity issues.
Awards are given for fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. For books published this year, the submission period begins September 1 and the deadline is December 31, 2022. The winners are announced in the spring.
To submit a book for consideration, send five copies with a completed copy of the Entry Form to:
Karen R. Long
c/o Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
The Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1608
Cleveland, OH 44115
You may also scan the entry form to the email address below. A receipt will be acknowledged. The books will be forwarded to the jury.
Email: [email protected]
Upon receipt, the books will be forwarded to the jury. All submitted materials become the property of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and will not be returned. No electronic submissions of an author’s work of any kind are accepted.
Download your entry form here.
- Books must be written in English and published and copyrighted in 2022 to be eligible for the 2023 prize.
- Awards are given in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
- All submitted materials become the property of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and will not be returned.
- The deadline for submission is December 31. Entries arriving after the deadline must be postmarked by December 31 to be eligible.
- The following are NOT eligible for consideration:
- Works in progress
- Electronically published or e-books
- Self-published works
For Publishers – Prizes and Recognition
- Anisfield-Wolf winners receive their prize at a ceremony in Cleveland in September.
- Award recipients traditionally receive $10,000 from the Anisfield-Wolf fund.
- Winners are required to participate in media interviews and publicity opportunities in conjunction with the prize.
- Publishers are encouraged to congratulate their winners in advertisements and via social media.
- Publishers are encouraged to mention the Anisfield-Wolf prize in new editions, general publicity, and web posts about their winning authors.