William Saroyan International Prize for Writing
The Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for newly-published books.
The prize commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of William Saroyan - author, artist, dramatist, composer - and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures.
The entry period for the 2020 Saroyan Prize closed on January 31, 2020. The shortlist will be announced in late spring and the winners will be announced in late summer. We will begin accepting submissions for the 2022 Prize (for books published in 2020 and 2021) in the fall of 2020.
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