PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers published fiction, nonfiction, poetry, conversation, graphic narrative, and more. PEN America championed international authors and provided first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.

In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work has been selected for Best American EssaysBest American Short Stories, and the Pushcart Prize. Past contributors include Paul Auster, Michael Cunningham, Nikki Giovanni, Marilynne Robinson, Salman Rushdie, Susan Sontag, John Edgar Wideman, and many others.