Publications

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.

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Prison Writing Awards Anthology

The 2018 Prison Writing Awards Anthology brings the winning works of the Prison Writing Awards together in a beautiful collection to share with the world. More

PEN America Best Debut Short Stories

This annual anthology features the winning works of the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize, recognizing writers with outstanding fiction debuts in print or online literary magazines. More

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 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. 

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The PEN Ten with Deborah Smith

I never discuss a translation while I’m working on it, because for me the author’s voice and intention are all there on the page. More

We’re Your Parents

I dream of my babies becoming Marco Rubio and Obamacare. / I slap my son’s face when gene deletion affects his pronunciation. // When I smell perfume, I call… More

The PEN Ten with Nicole Dennis-Benn

My job as a writer is to humanize people on the page … as artists we have a responsibility to dispel ignorance by spreading empathy. More

Orhan Pamuk: The White Castle

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk describes the historical and creative practices that influenced the character Faruk Darvinoglu in his novel THE WHITE CASTLE. More

Lessons Out of Crisis

Part of the important, enduring tradition of Pride is the community’s insistence on creative disruption…We bring forward demonstrations of joy, grief, and rage particular to LGBTQ experience. More

The PEN Ten with Sarah Schulman

The arresting officer testified that I said, 'Ladies should be able to choose.' I think that the idea of a woman's life being a human life was too complex. More