PEN America publishes original literature through the PEN America Best Debut Stories, the Prison Writing Awards Anthology, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers, and the Glossolalia translation trilogy, all available for purchase below.
You can also read original literature from PEN America’s online publications and programs below.
Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs
In addition to its printed publications, PEN America produces a breadth of interviews, poetry, graphic narratives, flash fictions, essays, translation, and book excerpts through its online series, literary awards, prison writing program, World Voices Festival, and other events throughout the year.
“I Use Fiction as a Way to Find Truth”: A PEN Ten Interview with Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
"I think writers can continue to speak truth to power. I think writers can advocate for the most vulnerable and make their pain heard." More
PEN America Expands Writing Workshops for DREAMers in NYC with Mayor’s Grant
One of PEN America's most dynamic programs, DREAMing Out Loud provides tuition-free writing workshops for undocumented immigrants in New York City. More
A PEN Ten Interview with the 2018 Writing for Justice Fellows
"I walk a little more in my truth each day. But it wasn’t until I wrote it down that I truly started to understand my story as one of… More
Sketches Outside the Margins: Scenes from a Free Healthcare Clinic
In this week’s Illustrated PEN, a collective of comics journalists share portraits from a free healthcare clinic in Washington state, selected by Meg Lemke. More