The Marfield Prize 2019
Submission of books for the Marfield Prize 2019 competition is now being accepted until October 29, 2019.
Books must be nonfiction titles written in English for a general audience by a single, living author and originally published in the United States during the current calendar year. Books may be about any artistic discipline (visual, literary, performing, or media arts, as well as cross-disciplinary works).
We seek art history and criticism, biographies and memoirs, and essays.
Anthologies, creative works of fiction or poetry, books for children, exhibition catalogs, and self-published books are not eligible.
Books scheduled to be published between the deadline of October 15 and December 31 may be sent in galley form. Please do not include promotional materials. All submitted material becomes the property of the Arts Club of Washington and will not be returned.
All books must be:
Nonfiction titles about any artistic discipline
Accessible to a broad audience of non- specialist readers
First edition books written by a single author
Published first in the United States during the current calendar year
Written in English, not a translation
The following are not eligible:
Creative works of fiction or poetry
Books for children
Books published prior to 2019
Books first published outside of the U.S.
Books with more than one author
Publishers, agents, or authors may submit books for consideration. There is no entry fee.
Three copies of the book should be submitted with the Marfield Prize Submission Form. Nominations must be received by October 29, 2019.
Mail entries in a sturdy box to:
Ito Briones, Chair of the Marfield Prize 2018
The Marfield Prize
Arts Club of Washington
2017 I (eye) Street NW
Washington, DC 20006-1804
Download the Marfield Prize Submission Form