We are currently in the initial screening process for our 2017 Harold U. Ribalow Book Prize for fiction with a Jewish theme published in 2016. The deadline for submissions is April 7, 2017.
Please send 1 digital copy (Kindle preferred) and 4 printed copies of submissions that meet the criteria to:
40 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
THE HAROLD U. RIBALOW PRIZE
The Harold U. Ribalow Prize was established in 1983 in memory of Harold U. Ribalow, noted writer, editor and anthologist of Anglo-American Jewish fiction.
The Prize. The Harold U. Ribalow prize is an annual fiction award presented for an outstanding English-language work of fiction on a Jewish theme by an author deserving of further recognition.
Eligibility. Books of fiction (novels or short stories) published between January 1 and December 31 in a calendar year will be eligible for that year’s award. The award will be presented the following year; the first award, for 1982, was presented in 1983. Books that have been published in a previous calendar year in the U.S. or any other country will not be eligible. Books published in a non-English language prior to publication in English will not be eligible. Books written, but not published, in a language other than English and translated prior to publication will be eligible as long as the book’s first publication is in English during that calendar year.
Judging. Three judges will be chosen each year by representatives of the Ribalow family and Hadassah Magazine. Nominations for the prize will be made by a committee consisting of Hadassah Magazine staff members and three representatives of the Ribalow family (selected by the family).
Procedure. The deadline for submission is April 7, 2017, although we highly encourage submitting books as soon as possible. The nominating committee will meet in May to select two, three, or four books for consideration. The three judges will select the winner in July or August of a given year. The decision of the judges will be final and binding. The official announcement of the winner will be made in the early fall. The monetary award shall be no less than $3,000. Hadassah Magazine will decide by July where the award ceremony and reception will be held for that year’s event.
In addition to the formal announcement, Hadassah Magazine will announce the winner in its editorial pages and will print an excerpt from or major review of the winning book.