The Bancroft Prizes: Nomination Guidelines

To submit a nomination send an email to:

The subject line of the email should read:

  • Bancroft Prize Nomination: [Author Last Name, Author First Name]

The body of the message should include all of the following details:

  • Book Title
  • Full names of all authors
  • Year of publication
  • Name of publishing company
  • Name, email address, and phone number of contact at publishing company

In addition to four hard copies, for all works submitted, a PDF copy of the manuscript is also required.  The PDF file should be named according to the example below:

[Author last name] – [Book title].pdf

for example:
Brooks – Our Beloved Kin.pdf

Please send the PDF as an attachment to your nomination email.


For questions about your submission, please send an inquiry to