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William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

January 31, 2024 - Check back on December 15th for Upcoming Deadline
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Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for books of fiction and nonfiction published in the previous two years. 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 up to three books are eligible. Submit five copies of a fiction or nonfiction book published between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2023, 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, Suite 102, Stanford, CA 94305. (650) 736-9538. Sonia Lee, Contact.