Entry Period for 2022 PROSE Awards closed on November 19, 2021.

Questions can be sent to proseawards@publishers.org.


2022 Categories

Biological and Life Sciences
Biological Sciences
Biomedicine and Neuroscience (includes biochemistry and biophysics)
Clinical Medicine
Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry
Nursing & Allied Health Services
Biological and Life Sciences Reference Works
    Single or Multivolume Reference
Biological and Life Sciences Textbook

Art Exhibitions
Art History and Criticism
Biography and Autobiography
Biological Anthropology, Archeology and Ancient History
European History
Language and Linguistics
Media and Cultural Studies
Music and the Performing Arts
North American/U.S. History
Theology and Religious Studies
World History
Humanities Reference Works
    Single or Multivolume Reference
Humanities Textbook

Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Chemistry and Physics
Computing and Information Sciences
Cosmology and Astronomy
Earth Science
Engineering and Technology
Environmental Science
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Popular Science and Popular Mathematics
Physical Sciences and Mathematics Reference Works
Physical Sciences and Mathematics Textbook

Social Sciences
Architecture and Urban Planning
Business, Finance and Management
Cultural Anthropology and Sociology
Education Theory and Practice
Government and Politics
Legal Studies and Criminology
Psychology and Applied Social Work
Social Science Reference Works
    Single or Multivolume Reference

Social Science Textbook

General Info

The PROSE Awards recognize publishers who produce books, nonfiction graphic novels, journals, digital products, and reference works of extraordinary merit that make a significant contribution to a field of study.

The online entry system will open on Monday, September 20, 2021 and will close at midnight on Friday, November 19, 2021. (See instructions for submitting entries below.)

The entry fee for the 2022 PROSE Awards is $90.00 per entry.

Two (2) electronic review copies required before payment. Judges may request hard copies during review. Winners will be required to provide physical copies to AAP.

For the second year, Nonfiction Graphic Novel publications are eligible for entry.

A panel of judges with extensive expertise in the subject areas will review entries for overall excellence in professional and scholarly publishing.

Winners from each subject category will go on to compete in one of five areas of excellence:

  • Biological and Life Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Physical Sciences & Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Reference Works

Types of entries

Books and Nonfiction Graphic Novels (print, eBooks, and audiobooks)

Must have a 2021 copyright. 

  • Books published in late 2020 with a 2021 copyright are eligible.
  • Multivolume titles with a 2021 copyright can be judged by individual volume or as a complete multivolume work.
  • Galleys and advance reader copies of books with a 2021 copyright may be submitted if the book will be published in 2021.
  • English language literary translations of important works (fiction, poetry, drama) are eligible if the translation has a 2021 copyright.

Books published with a 2022 copyright are not eligible this year.

New editions of books that are not substantially different in format, and content are not eligible.

English language versions of textbooks or scholarly books where direct or literal translation is used are not eligible.


Journals (print and/or digital) must have launched in 2017 or later and have been published for a minimum of one calendar year before submitting for a “Best New Journal” PROSE award. 

Existing journals relaunched under a new title/publisher must be significantly expanded and/or refocused from their prior incarnation to be considered for “Best New Journal.”


Digital/eProducts (including platforms and enhanced e-book formats) must have launched in 2021.

Click here for entry form guidelines, winner notifications, and FAQs.