Charles Yu Establishes Taiwanese American Creative Writing Prize

Author Charles Yu, in collaboration with, has created the Betty L. Yu and Jin C. Yu Creative Writing Prizes, “intended to encourage and recognize creative literary work by Taiwanese American high school and college students, and to foster discussion and community around such work.”

Submissions are open to fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction, and “must be from writers of Taiwanese heritage (or writers with other significant connection to Taiwan), or have subject matter otherwise relevant to the Taiwanese or Taiwanese American experience.” The deadline for the inaugural prize is March 31, 2021. Judges are Shawna Yang Ryan and Charles Yu.

Winners will receive a total of $1,500, publication on, consideration for publication in Chrysanthemum, and mentoring opportunities with the contest judges.

For more information, including the submission portal, see the official announcement.

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