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PEN America's grant and fellowship applications are now open!

Please find the information below. Good luck!

Submissions open April 1 - June 1, 2019 The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.


Submissions open April 1 - June 1, 2019

The PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature is awarded to a translator for a book-length work-in-progress translation of Italian narrative prose into English.


Submissions open April 1 - June 1, 2019 The PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History recognizes an in-progress literary work of nonfiction that significantly uses oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement.


Submissions open April 1 - August 15, 2019 The PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship is offered to an author of children’s or young-adult fiction in financial need. Developed to support writers whose work is of high literary caliber, the fellowship assists a writer at a crucial moment in his or her career to complete a book-length work-in-progress.

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