National Book Award submissions are due on June 3. The first-ever longlist will be revealed on September 12.
Publishers need to mail six copies of the book in total and pay a $125 entry fee to be considered for the prestigious prize. Here’s more about eligibility:
All books must be published by U.S. publishers located in the United States between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013. All authors must be U.S. citizens. The following are eligible: Full-length books of fiction and nonfiction. Collections of short stories and collections of essays by one author. Collected and selected poems by one author. Books by authors who are living at the commencement of the eligibility year (December 1, 2012). Self-published books, provided that the author/publisher also publishes titles by other authors … The following are NOT eligible: English translations of books originally written in other languages. Anthologies containing work written by multiple authors. Reprints of books published in previous Award years. Books published through self-publishing services.