Eric Hoffer Book Award Registration

Registration Form 
Deadline: January 21st of each year
Nomination Fee $55 (chapbooks $40)

(Please print out this form
or fill out our PDF form and print.)

Eric Hoffer Book Award
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ  08560-0011
Fax: (609) 964-1718

Book Information


Title: ______________________________________________________________


Author: ____________________________________________________________


Publisher: __________________________________________________________


ISBN/ASIN (if available): ______________________________________________


Category (see book categories): ______________________________________

Press Designation (see press categories):

Self-Published ____    Micro ____    Small ____    Academic ____

Author Debut? Yes ____    No ____ (select Yes if author's first book)

Contact Information

Name: ______________________________________________________________


E-Mail: _____________________________________________________________


Phone: _____________________________________________________________


Address: ___________________________________________________________



How did you hear about the Eric Hoffer Award? (please specify):

E-mail ____    Internet ____    Guidebook ____   News/Media ____

Other: _______________________________________________

 Awards & Prizes

A single category submission registers a book the following consideration:

* $2,000 Grand Prize

* Category winner, runner-up, and honorable mention(s)

* Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking book(s)

* da Vinci Eye for superior book cover(s)

* First Horizon for debut author(s)

* Individual Press Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic presses, as well as Self-Published books

* Coverage in US Review of Books and on


E-books categories

Chapbook category


The Eric Hoffer Award is dedicated to the memory of the great American philosopher and freethinker Eric Hoffer.


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Submission Guidelines: For each nomination, submit the book, nomination form, and $55 fee (chapbooks $40) by check, money order, or Internet payment receipt to Hopewell Publications, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify award category and press designation. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21st of the award year. (E-book entrants can complete their registration by following our e-book entry instructions.) The Eric Hoffer Award occurs annually and is open to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years. (Books over 2 years enter the Legacy Fiction or Legacy Nonfiction category.) Yes, you may nominate your own book. One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Individual press awards will also be awarded. Registration automatically qualifies the book for Montaigne Medalda Vinci Eye, and First Horizon consideration. Judges may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. All entrants will be notified of winners, after April 30th of the award year. After the contest, books will be donated to libraries, schools, and hospitals where appropriate, which are fine places to promote your book! Note: Contest closed to Hopewell Publications staff and previous Hoffer Award winning book entries. At the low nomination fee, it is not feasible to provide judge’s critiques for each entry.


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