Deadline: December 31, 2022

About the competition

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.

Phone: 216.685.2018
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.

Eligibility

  • 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:
    • Plays
    • Screenplays
    • Works in progress
    • Manuscripts
    • Print-on-demand
    • 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.
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