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 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 from recent issues 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.

You can purchase individual issues online, or receive a copy as a benefit of PEN America membership. You can also find the journal in bookstores across the country.

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