The PEN America Los Angeles Literary Award for Journalism celebrates

Truth and Accuracy.
Independence.
Fairness.
Humanity.
Accountability.

DEADLINE: MARCH 30, 2018

  • Open to journalists living west of the Mississippi
  • Journalists or publishers may submit work
  • Printed and online articles are eligible

 

***Submissions for this award are now closed.***

 

…telling true stories and helping other people understand the lives of different disenfranchised people in this country is the power of journalism.
—Eli Saslow, 2017 PEN Center USA Literary Award Winner for Journalism

Other past winners include T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong, Ben Ehrenreich, Karen Olsson, Daniel Alarcón, Erin Aubrey Kaplan, Ed Leibowitz, Ann Louise Bardach.

Publishers of winning articles include The Washington Post, ProPublica and The Marshall Project, Los Angeles Times, The California Sunday Magazine, Texas Monthly, Harper’s, San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Register

Submission forms and complete eligibility guidelines HERE.

For information regarding the PEN America Literary Awards in New York City, click here.