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We've got big news coming very soon. The finalists for this year's #PENLitAwards will be announced on January 26! In the meantime, check out our longlists at http://pen.org/longlists and learn more about our amazing judges at https://bit.ly/3qy3ddU.
Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Kelly Rowland, Killer Mike, and other artists are urging New York state lawmakers to back the #RapMusiconTrial bill. PEN America & literary orgs also shared an open letter expressing strong support for the bill: https://bit.ly/3GI9cSY. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jan/19/stars-including-jay-z-call-for-end-to-use-of-rap-lyrics-as-criminal-evidence
Mark your calendar! Join us for the 2022 #PENLitAwards on 2/28 at @TownHallNYC as the literary community will come together to celebrate exceptional writers, translators, editors, and publishers who bring incredible stories to life: https://pen.org/event/2022-pen-america-literary-awards-ceremony/