I get quite a few requests to post writing contests. This one seems intriguing so I thought I'd share it with you.
The third William Saroyan International Prize for Writing
Call for Submissions:
Nominations are now being accepted for the third William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. This award, given by Stanford University Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, recognizes newly published works of fiction and non-fiction with a $12,500 award for the winner in each category. The prize is designed to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. While normally biennial, this third round of the award is on a triennial schedule, having been timed to coincide with the Saroyan Centennial celebrations taking place in 2008. For entry forms and more information on the prize, including entry forms and rules, visit the Saroyan Prize website: http://library.stanford.edu/saroyan Entries must be received on or before January 31, 2008.