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.
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.
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
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.
Call for Submissions
Featured Award Winners
Writing by Past Winners