Publications

PEN America publishes original literature through its annual PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers and the Glossolalia translation trilogy, both available for purchase below.

PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers

Published each spring, PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, conversation, graphic narrative, and more. We champion international authors and provide first-hand insight into the… More

Glossolalia

Glossolalia is the translation magazine of PEN America. Glossolalia advocates for writers with limited access to the global reading community. By publishing works from lesser-translated languages, we connect storytellers to audiences… More

 

 

Read Original Literature from PEN America Publications and Programs

In addition to its printed publications, PEN America produces of a breadth 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. 

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Noam Chomsky on Threats to Humanity

Noam Chomsky addresses the future of humanity and the threats posed by climate change in this clip from the 2014 PEN World Voices Festival. More

Makers

"I feel like we raised the bar on history reports." "And puppet shows." "I could make puppets all day long." "That's cuz we're Makers, Tess." "Yeah, Makers." ... More

The M Word Stories: Nasrin Akter

I grew up in a neighborhood of immigrants, where we all understood each other as multicultural and bilingual. We had questions about each other's cultures and customs, but we… More

Sam Shepard Reads from Motel Chronicles

Today we share a clip from the 2007 PEN World Voices Festival in which the late, great Sam Shepard reads an excerpt from his short story collection Motel Chronicles. More

Roxane Gay on Diversity in Publishing

In anticipation of the 2018 PEN World Voices Festival, today we share a clip from the 2016 festival in which Hunger author Roxane Gay discusses issues of diversity in… More

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