The Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust has announced the creation of the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Fiction for a single work of imaginative fiction.

The first $25,000 prize will be awarded on October 21, 2022 (Le Guin’s birthday). and will honor a writer “whose work reflects the concepts and ideas that were central to Ursula’s own work, including but certainly not limited to: hope, equity, and freedom; non-violence and alternatives to conflict; and a holistic view of humanity’s place in the natural world.”