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

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.

 

Eligibility


For the 2020 offering of this award, PEN America will be accepting works of published Paraguayan fiction.

Both established and emerging Paraguayan writers are eligible.

 

submission guidelines


PEN America will only accept submissions from Paraguayan publishers and nominations from PEN America Members, alongside an official letter of recommendation.

Paraguayan publishers may submit literature written in Spanish or Guarani between June 1 – August 15, 2019.  They will submit directly to the PEN Paraguay office at this address:

     Emi Kasamatsu
     Honorary President
     Edward and Lily Tuck Award for Paraguayan Literature Coordinator
     PEN Club of Paraguay
     Pacheco 4332
     Asuncion – Paraguay

For more information, please contact [email protected]