Literary Grants

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, translation, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers distinct grants each year to support writers and works-in-progress in diverse genres including translation, YA and middle grade writing, and oral history.

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Grants

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

For the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated… More

PEN/Faranak Adibi Translation Grants

The PEN/Faranak Adibi Translation Grants recognize translators of works in progress originally published in Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish, and Turkish. More