Press Release: Call for Submissions: 2014 PEN Literary Awards
For an exceptional work of literature published in 2013 by an author of color
To the author of a major work of Paraguayan Literature not yet translated into English
For an author of children's or young-adult fiction, who has published at least two books, to complete a book-length work-in-progress.
For a writer for an exceptional story illustrated in a picture book published in 2013
For a book-length translation of prose into English published in 2013
For a book-length translation of poetry into English published in 2013
To support the translation of book-length works that have not previous appeared in English
One of the many benefits of PEN membership is the ability to submit letters of recommendation on behalf of your colleagues acknowledging their achievements in literature. Send your letter of nomination in on October 1, 2013.
For a writer whose body of work represents an exceptional contribution to the field
A pair of awards, which honor a Master American Dramatist and an American Playwright in Mid-Career
To a poet whose distinguished and growing body of work represents a notable presence in American literature
In 2014, PEN will also be offering the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction ($25,000) to a fiction writer whose body of work places him or her in the highest rank of American literature. However, the award will be administered by internal nomination only.