Book Award
Guidelines for Entry


All books must have been first published in the United States between January 1 and December 31, 2020.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to February 8, 2021. 

Paperbacks eligible only if they are the first publication.

Both fiction and non-fiction works are eligible.

Books may be submitted by the author or the publisher.

Multiple entries may be submitted.

Entries must include the following materials submitted through our online awards portal – no exceptions:

- Completed entry form

- A high-resolution image of the book cover.

- Press release, review, or descriptive cover letter

- Entry fee of $75

Book entrants are also required to mail two copies of the book. They do not have to be received by Feb. 1:

RFK Book and Journalism Awards
Attn: Marianne Johnson
9007 Oak Place
Bethesda, MD 20817

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