THURBER PRIZE FOR AMERICAN HUMOR SUBMISSIONS

Awarded annually, the Thurber Prize for American Humor is one of the highest recognitions of the art of humor writing in the United States. A panel of national judges selects three finalists from seven or eight semi-finalists. The winner receives $5,000 and a commemorative plaque.

Previously held in New York City, the Thurber Prize returned to its hometown roots—Columbus, Ohio—in 2018. The three finalists are required to attend the awards ceremony in Columbus, Ohio. Guests are entertained during a spectacular evening of humor culminating with the announcement of the winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor.


We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The deadline is April 1, 2019.


2019 RULES AND GUIDELINES

Click here for the submission rules and guidelines. Please review all rules and guidelines carefully.


2019 APPLICATION

Click here to download the 2019 application.


PAY YOUR ENTRY FEE ONLINE (OPTIONAL)

Click here to pay your entry fee online with a credit card. You can also mail a check made out to Thurber House.


For questions or more information about the Thurber Prize for American Humor, contact Anne Touvell at atouvell@thurberhouse.org or call 614-464-1032 x10.

 

 
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The Thurber Prize for American Humor is made possible by the Greater Columbus Arts Council
and an anonymous family fund of The Columbus Foundation.