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.
From while they sleep (under the bed is another country)
the white woman who said that we must take care of our people, spoke as an agent of the government she often claimed did not represent her. when she… More
The PEN Ten: An Interview with Jason Stanley, Author of How Fascism Works
"Truth is one of the core ideals of my discipline. In my writing, I don’t as much try to navigate it as attempt to faithfully adhere to it." More
“We’re All In the Resistance Now”: A PEN Ten Interview with Jeff Biggers
"I view “resistance” through a fairly broad lens, and ultimately as part of our American credo to fend off attacks on democracy." More
The PEN Ten: An Interview with 2018 Prison Writing Award Winner Matthew Mendoza
"My best writing is about moments of magical awareness. I refused to give voice to the monotony, the bullying and violence that make up prison life." More