The Pulitzer Prize is an award given to recognize "distinguished" works in American journalism, fiction, poetry, and drama. Or so they say.

Pulitzer prize

Too cheap for a statue, Pulitzer "rewards" its winners with this coin.

The History of the PulitzerEdit

It Started With A DreamEdit

Here's how it went down:

Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian immigrant, journalist, entrepreneur, Great American. Makes a lot of money. Decides to leave some of that dough to honor other Great Americans. Indicates that the Great Americans he would like his money to honor should be "Great American Writers." At first this meant that he would visit them personally and kick them in the nuts.


Examining the Pulitzer LegacyEdit

Pulitzer stamp

Joseph Pulitzer man with beard, honored on a 3 cent stamp. It's all starting to add up.

Most of the honored writers are liberal, east-coast, Ivy-league intellectuals.

hmmmm... Did you ever get the feeling that maybe Joseph Pulitzer was not such a Great American, after all?

Pulitzer ControversyEdit

Despite his obvious qualifications in many fields of endeavor, Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. has yet to receive a Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer Prize Board has not yet offered a satisfactory reason for their failure to recognize Dr. Colbert's contributions to the field of American letters. This reticence on Pulitzer's part stings all the more when one considers Dr. Colbert's heartfelt poetic paean to the Prize:

Each night after I televise
The soul of America cries:
"This man named Colbert,
He is firm but yet fair,
Give him the Pulitzer Prize."
by Stephen Colbert

Pulitzer Fails AgainEdit

The Pulitzer Prize selection committee made clear their desire to move against the surging currents of contemporary American literary waters with announcement of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize winners. Once again, no prize for Stephen Colbert or his groundbreaking documentary "Stephen Colbert's Hiphopketball: A Jazzebration". Once again, no prize... for America.

What Can Be Done?Edit does not endorse the following course of action:

Pulitzer Prize Entry Forms

Pulitzer Prize Fun FractsEdit

Some Stuff That Has Won PulitzersEdit

Some Extremely Deserving Work That Has Not Yet Won A Pulitzer (Hint Hint)Edit


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