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Submissions for the 2020 Dhahan Prize are now being accepted

The Dhahan prize for Punjabi literature was established to recognize excellence in Punjabi literature and inspire the creation of Punjabi literature across borders. The prize is awarded at the international level each year to three books of fiction in Punjabi written in either of two scripts, Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi .

Founded in 2003, the Dhahan prize awards a $25,000 CDN first prize, and are excited to announce that the two second prize have increased, as of 2018, to $10,000 CDN each. Both punjabi scripts must be represented among the three winners.

For more information about eligibility and the adjudication process, click here.

If interested in submitting a novel or short story collection for consideration for the 2020 Dhahan Prize, fill out the form below. before doing so, please ensure that the eligibility requirements are met.

Once the following completed form is received you will be contacted with further instructions via email. In the meantime, mail 3 copies of your book to:

Dhahan Prize Book Submission
#1058- 2560 Shell Road
Richmond ,BC V6X 0B8

If you have any questions, kindly email

Submission Form

Further instructions will be emailed once you have submitted your application.