Welcome, PEN America Members!

We have a unique part to play in the defense of free expression, the amplification of marginalized voices, the fostering of dialogue across political and ideological bounds, the freedom of a robust press, and the advancement of literature and stories as a fount of empathy and understanding. We are energized to fight the new wave of threats to free expression in the United States and worldwide. With the backing of our remarkable membership, we can work harder than ever to defend the rights of all to speak without fear, to celebrate the value of literature, arts, and culture, and to oppose the forces of isolationism and authoritarianism.


RENEW my membership

When you renew online, you automatically create a Join It account, where you can add memberships to your profile, sign up for auto-renewal, update your contact information, and more. If you’ve already signed up through Join It, you can log in here to view your Membership.

For questions, reach out to [email protected]



Review my benefits

As a PEN America Member, you enjoy early access to PEN America programs and events like the PEN World Voices Festival. Save up to 50% on your favorite literary publications with our exclusive discounts. Be part of the PEN America community at member receptions like the annual New Year New Books party. Discover more perks and discounts on our password protected Membership Benefits page. Please check your most recent Member Newsletter, or email [email protected], for the password.



PEN America committees are comprised of actively engaged Members dedicated to leading initiatives that support and celebrate the work of all PEN America Members. Each committee provides the PEN America community with resources and opportunities to get involved with PEN America’s literary and advocacy work.