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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The PEN Ten with Cinelle Barnes

We all already know that it is important to use literary techniques in creative nonfiction for the sole purpose of delivering facts, but I think as a collective, we… More

The M Word Stories: Nadia Eldemerdash

Today, we share Nadia Eldemerdash’s story on being a Muslim American. The piece is Eldemerdash’s response to The M Word’s questionnaire.  More

The Breaks

Monday / a truck hits / a car hits / hers and the brakes / the driver says the brakes / are so weak / the decisions / are… More

Slightly Plural

"Last time this bend in the river was shady and swift, but a downed branch makes a quiet corner away from the current where life, slow and abundant, flourished… More

The M Word Stories: Sidra Sheikh

Now, even though I have a complicated relationship with the religion in terms of day-to-day practices, its teachings on social justice and treating others and oneself with kindness are… More

The PEN Ten with Marwan Hisham

I think misinformation, which we now see can lead to certain misconceptions and stereotypes, is the greatest threat to freedom of expression. People take many things for granted now and leave only… More

I Go Onto Moment

I am roped in. I go on sense giving tours, / walked around by guides strangling their / lungs / singing anything / to make something sung. / Following… More

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