PEN America celebrates writers at every stage of their career and we take great pride in our Grants & Fellowships program.

Please consider applying to some of our grant/fellowship opportunities.

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant ($2,000-4,000)
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creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.

PEN Grant for the English Translation of Italian Literature ($5,000)
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.

PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History ($10,000)

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.

PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship ($5,000)

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.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to the Literary Awards Team at [email protected].


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