Eric Hoffer Book Award Registration

Eric Hoffer Award
Registration Form

Deadline: January 21st of each year
Nomination Fee: before 12/14/;
  after, chapbooks ;

(Print this form or fill out our PDF form.)

Eric Hoffer Award
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ 08560

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 (for internal use only)

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:

* 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)

* Medal Provocateur
for experimental poetry

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

* Coverage in the
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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Registration Guidelines: For each nomination, submit the book, registration form, and fee ($60 early registration postmarked by 12/14, $70 after 12/14, chapbooks $45) by check, money order, or Internet payment receipt to Hopewell Publications, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify the book category and press designation. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21st of the award year and completed by January 31st. If you are shipping registration materials at deadline, please use expedited methods of delivery. E-book entrants can complete their registration by following our e-book entry instructions.

Be aware of Eric Hoffer Award registration scams. Every registration to the Eric Hoffer Book Award is treated exactly the same, and no registration ever gets preferential treatment over another. There is no express lane to honors at the Hoffer Award. We are aware that certain book marketers offer preferred registrations under a host of names and at inflated rates as high as %800 or more above our standard registration fees. These marketers will simply register your book like every other book at our standard registration fee, and your book will be considered in the exact same fashion as every other.

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, librarians, 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, printed 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 Eric Hoffer Award winning book entries. At the low nomination fee, it is not feasible to provide judge’s critiques for each entry.