PEN America Literary Awards Open Book Award
PEN America Literary Awards

PEN Open Book Award

The PEN Open Book Award invites submissions of book-length writings by authors of color, published in the United States during the current calendar year. More

PEN America Prison Writing Award Winners: 2020

Perhaps now, more than ever, the work of this contest is needed: to help melt calcified perceptions of who is incarcerated, to uplift the incredible literary voices stifled by… More

PEN America Literary Awards

PEN/Jean Stein Book Award

The PEN/Jean Stein Book Award is an annual award which recognizes a book-length work of any genre for its originality, merit, and impact. More

Help us defend the freedom to write

Book bans. Censorship. Writers arrested. This Giving Tuesday, help PEN America fight back.