Book Prizes

Submission Deadline June 24

Digital submissions accepted

Launched in 2017, the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice celebrates the power of the written word to create change in the name of justice for all people—a value shared by the publishing community and Goddard Riverside.

We’re thrilled to announce that this year we’ve added a prize for children’s and youth books in partnership with the Children’s Book Council!

The Goddard Riverside CBC Youth Book Prize for Social Justice launched on May 4. The Stephan Russo prize began accepting entries on March 11. The deadline for both prizes is June 24. 

Online Submission

We now accept digital submissions. If you’re a CBC member submitting for the youth prize via the online form, please text Trish Anderton at 929-249-1449 or email Carl Lennertz at for the required code. 

Downloadable Forms

Covers of Becoming Ms. Burton, All in a Day's Work, An American Summer and No Place on the Corner

Past Winners

Susan Burton’s Becoming
Ms. Burton
[The New Press]

Bernice Yeung’s In a Day’s
Work: The Fight to End Sexual
Violence Against America’s
Most Vulnerable Workers

[The New Press]

2019 (Two Winners)
Jan Haldipur’s No Place on the
Corner: The Costs of Aggressive
[NYU Press]

Alex Kotlowitz’s An American
Summer: Love and Death in
[Nan A. Talese]