Submissions for the 2018 PEN Literary Awards

The submission period for the 2018 PEN America Literary Awards has ended. Submissions and nominations for the 2019 awards cycle (for books published in 2018) will be accepted starting… More

Oakland, Cal.

The horses go running through my mind. My student says / She wouldn’t believe police if they told her the sky is blue. More

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Because They Lack Country

2017 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry winner Natalie Scenters-Zapico reads her poem "Because They Lack Country" at the 2017 PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony, with musical accompaniment by Ernesto… More

PEN America’s Activist Guide to AWP 2017

PEN America has put together a guide to all events taking place at this year's Association of Writing Professionals (AWP) conference focusing on activism or action. More

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