Columbia Journalism School

Lukas Prizes: How to Enter

Deadline for entries extended to Tuesday, December 10, 2013. 

J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award

The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, in the amount of $30,000, is given annually to aid in the completion of a significant work of nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern. Recognizing that a nonfiction book based on extensive original research often overtaxes the resources available to its author, the project envisions the award as a way of closing the gap between the time and money an author has and the time and money that finishing a book requires.

  • Deadline: December 10, 2013; all materials must be received by this date.

  • Applicants for the award must already have a contract with a publisher to write a
    nonfiction book.

  • Applicants should send a copy of their original book proposal, a sample chapter from the book, photocopy of a contract with a publisher, and an explanation of how the award will advance the progress of the book.

  • The judges will make their decision on the basis of trying to achieve maximum impact on a promising book project.

  • Therefore, their selection criteria will represent a blend of the merit of the book and the financial need of the author. For this reason, the judges will need to know the amount of the author’s advance, as well as any other financial support for the book, such as a grant.

  • No entry fee is required for this prize.

 

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J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

The J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize is given annually to a book-length work of narrative nonfiction on a topic of American political or social concern that exemplifies the literary grace, commitment to serious research, and social concern that characterized the distinguished work of the award’s namesake. The winner will receive $10,000.

  • Deadline: December 10, 2013; all materials must be received by this date.

  • Books must have been published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

  • Anyone, including the author, may submit a book.

  • Submissions must include four copies of each book.

  • A $75 entry fee is required to nominate a book for the prize; check should be made payable to Columbia University and paid by January 30, 2014 or the entry will be disqualified. Fees for multiple entries should be paid with one check.

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Mark Lynton History Prize

The Mark Lynton History Prize is awarded to a book-length work of history on any topic that best combines intellectual distinction with felicity of expression. The winner receives $10,000.

  • Deadline: December 10, 2013; all materials must be received by this date.

  • Books must have been published between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

  • Anyone, including the author, may submit a book.

  • Submissions must include four copies of each book.

  • A $75 entry fee is required to nominate a book for the prize; check should be made payable to Columbia University and paid by January 30, 2014 or the entry will be disqualified. Fees for multiple entries should be paid with one check.

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Contact

Lisa S. Redd, Associate Director, Lukas Prizes
Columbia University Journalism School
2950 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
212-854-6468
lsr21@columbia.edu

 

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