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PEN America: Journal for Writers & Readers

PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers

Issue 17 of PEN's literary journal celebrates the work done at PEN American Center in the past year, promoting literature and defending free expression nationally and internationally. Read more about 17: PEN Voices and order a copy here.


PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers publishes fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir. It champions international authors and provides 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 Essays, Best American 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.


Questions about PEN America? Contact: journal[at]pen.org


PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is not accepting unsolicited submissions at this time.