Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for books of fiction and nonfiction. The awards, cosponsored by the Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, are “intended to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, and stylistic innovation.” Writers who have published four books or more are ineligible. Submit five copies of a fiction or nonfiction book published between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019, with a $50 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
Stanford Libraries, William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. (650) 736-9538. Sonia Lee, Contact.