PEN America Publications
PEN America’s works of original literature highlight our free expression advocacy and Prison & Justice Writing Program. Anthologies of original work celebrate the literary excellence of PEN America award winners, including those behind bars.
The Sentences That Create Us
The Sentences That Create Us: Crafting A Writer’s Life in Prison (Haymarket Books) provides a road map for incarcerated people and their allies to have a thriving writing life behind bars—and shared beyond the walls—that draws on the unique insights of more than fifty contributors, most themselves justice-involved, to offer advice, inspiration and resources.
Dare to Speak
A vital, necessary playbook for navigating and defending free speech today by Suzanne Nossel, CEO of PEN America, Dare To Speak (HarperCollins Dey Street) provides a pathway for promoting free expression while also cultivating a more inclusive public culture.
Dreaming Out Loud
The Dreaming Out Loud anthology is a collection of personal essays, short stories, and poems from undocumented student writers.
Prison Writing Awards Anthology
Best Debut Short Stories
Best Debut Short Stories is an annual anthology that features the winning works of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, recognizing writers with outstanding fiction debuts in print or online literary magazines.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, conversation, graphic narrative, and more. PEN America championed international authors and provided first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.
Glossolalia was the translation magazine of PEN America. Glossolalia advocated for writers with limited access to the global reading community. By publishing works from lesser-translated languages, we connected storytellers to audiences eager for a vivid, mind-expanding look at experiences unlike their own.