PEN will only accept submissions from Paraguayan publishers and current members of PEN.

The PEN/Edward and Lily Tuck Prize for Paraguayan Literature is meant to assist with the translation of Paraguayan literature from Spanish or Guarani into English. It is open to both established and emerging Paraguayan writers.The award carries a cash stipend of $3,000 for the living author of a major work of Paraguayan literature. Another $3,000 is given to the winning translator in order to bring the work to the English-speaking world.

This award has been established by a $100,000 grant from Lily Tuck and was conferred for the first time in 2010. Click to view past winners of the PEN/Edward and Lily Tuck Award for Paraguayan Literature »

 

Eligibility


Submissions for the 2018 awards cycle will be accepted from June 1, 2017 through October 13, 2017. 

Eligible:

  • For the 2018 offering of this award, PEN will be accepting works of published Paraguayan fiction.
  • Both established and emerging Paraguayan writers are eligible.

submission guidelines


  • PEN will only accept submissions from Paraguayan publishers to PEN Paraguay with an official letter of recommendation and internal nominations from PEN members.
  • Publishers should send five copies of the candidate’s book and a letter of recommendation to:

The PEN/Edward and Lily Tuck Award for Paraguayan Literature
PEN Club del Paraguay
Pacheco 4332
Asunción, Paraguay