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William Saroyan International Prize for Writing


Friday, January 31, 2014



Entry Fees



$5,000 awarded to winners of each genre


Nominations are now being accepted for the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for works of fiction and nonfiction published between 2012 and 2013. Self-published and electronic books are eligible.

Cosponsored by the Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, the awards are intended to “encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan legacy of originality, vitality, and stylistic innovation.”

For more information — including entry forms, contest rules and complete guidelines — visit the website at

Contact Information

Administrator of The Saroyan Prize Committee
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6004



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