The Pulitzer Prize for fiction was not awarded for 2012. Think of that. The committee couldn’t find a single American novel published in 2011 good enough to be a Pulitzer Prize winner. The bookstores must have groaned twice when they heard — no gold stickers pasted on shiny new hard copies piled high on the table closest to the cash register. The announcement probably upset Amazon so much that the executives are now planning to purchase the Pulitzer Prize Foundation and rename the award the Amazon Pulitzer Prize.
Well, here’s your chance. You get to name a book of fiction that should have won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Send us your choice by August 15th, and if your selection receives the most votes, you will win a one-year subscription to Fifth Wednesday Journal.
- Only one vote per email address. The email address must be valid on August 15th.
- The book must have been published in 2011.
- The book must be fiction.
- The book must be by an American author.
Send your vote to: editors [at] fifthwednesdayjournal [dot] org. Put “Pulitzer Prize Should’a Been” in the subject line. Include the title of the book and the name of the author in the body of the message. Please also include your name and the city/state in which you reside. Add your comment. We’ll post it to the blog if we like it.
The top five novels will be posted on our blog by order of name, city, and state.
Remember: Only one entry per valid email address. We look forward to your nominations!