The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in the fields of fiction, science writing, essays, sports writing, biography, children’s literature, translation, drama, or poetry.
New $50K Literary Award Honors the Spirit of Vladimir Nabokov
Prize will honor a writer of any genre for an outstanding body of work over a sustained career.
PEN America and Jean Stein to Honor Groundbreaking Literature with New Awards
$75,000 Prize to be Awarded to a Single Writer for Originality and Impact
ANNOUNCING THE NEW PEN/ROBERT J. DAU SHORT STORY PRIZE FOR EMERGING WRITERS
New PEN Award recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers for their debut short story published in a literary magazine or cultural website
Announcing the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Winners
PEN recognizes fourteen projects of literary translation, spanning 9 different languages, including Chinese, Czech, Hindi, Yiddish, and more.
Call for Submissions
Featured Award Winners
Writing by Past Winners