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.
PEN America and Jean Stein to Honor Groundbreaking Literature with New Awards
The new award will recognize a book-length work of any genre for "originality, merit, and impact," spotlighting a work of literature that reshapes the boundaries of its form.
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
Call for Submissions for 2017 Literary Awards
Submissions and nominations will be accepted from June 1, 2016 through August 15, 2016 for the 2017 PEN Awards.
Mia Alvar Wins $25,000 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Story Collection ‘In the Country’
Other winners at the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Ceremony include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Rick Barot, and Lauren Redniss.
Call for Submissions
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Writing by Past Winners