Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 24, 2013

PEN AMERICA AWARDS – Deadline Looming

Debut Novels, Picture Books, Poetry, Non-Fiction, more.

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PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize ($25,000)

The PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize honors exceptionally talented fiction writers whose debut work—a first novel or collection of short stories published in 2012—represents distinguished literary achievement and suggests great promise. One PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize winner will be selected by a panel of three writers or editors who are PEN Members.

The winner receives a cash award of $25,000, a stipend intended to permit a significant degree of leisure in which to pursue a second work of literary fiction. The recipient is also encouraged to become an active participant in the PEN community and its programs advancing literature, free expression, and the worldwide PEN community of writers.

Deadline: Submissions must be received between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013.

Who is eligible

To be eligible, a candidate’s first (and only the first) novel or first collection of short fiction must have been published by a U.S. trade publisher between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Candidates must be U.S. residents; American citizenship is not required. There are no restrictions on the candidate’s age or on the style of his or her work.

Submissions are welcome from any source: writers, editors, literary agents, or members of the literary community at large. One need not be a Member of PEN to submit. Self-published books are not eligible.
How to apply

1. Click here to go through the online submission process. Each submission is $50. If you would like to pay by check, please use write CHECK in the coupon code field at checkout. Be sure to print your receipt.

2. Mail three copies of the candidate’s book accompanied by the printed receipt and submission form to the address below between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013 to:

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize
PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

Submission fees may be waived for publishers whose annual net sales are less than $4 million. Please contact PEN if you wish to find out more.

For more information, please contact awards[at]pen.org or (212) 334-1660, ext. 126.

PEN/Steven Kroll Award for Picture Book Writing ($5,000)

The PEN/Steven Kroll Award was established in memory of Steven Kroll to acknowledge the distinct literary contributions of picture book writers. Kroll, a former PEN Trustee and long-time Chair of PEN’s Children’s/Young Adult Book Authors Committee, was also a prolific author of books for children. His 100th and final book was published in March 2012.

The annual award was presented for the first time in 2012 and confers a prize of $5,000. It acknowledges an American or U.S.-based writer for exceptional text illustrated in a picture book. The winner will be chosen by a panel of three judges, who will be selected by PEN’s Children’s/Young Adult Book Authors Committee in consultation with Kroll’s widow, Kathleen Beckett.

Past winner: Patricia C. McKissack.

Deadline: Submissions must be received between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013.

Who Is Eligible Eligible books must have been published in the United States between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. Submissions are welcome from any source: writers, editors, literary agents, or members of the literary community at large. One need not be a Member of PEN to submit. Self-published books are not eligible.
Submissions are welcome from any source: writers, editors, literary agents, or members of the literary community at large. One need not be a Member of PEN to submit. Self-published books are not eligible.
How to apply
  1. Click here to go through the online submission process. Each submission is $50. If you would like to pay by check, please use write CHECK in the coupon code field at checkout. Be sure to print your receipt.
  2. Mail three copies of the candidate’s book accompanied by the printed receipt and submission form to the address below between October 15, 2012 and February 1, 2013 to:
    PEN/Steven Kroll Award PEN American Center 588 Broadway, Suite 303 New York, NY 10012
Submission fees may be waived for publishers whose annual net sales are less than $4 million. Please contact PEN if you wish to find out more.
For more information, please contact awards[at]pen.org or (212) 334-1660, ext. 126

Poetry

The PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry ($5,000)

The PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry of $5,000 is given in odd-numbered years and alternates with the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. The Osterweil Award recognizes the high literary character of the published work to date of a new and emerging American poet of any age and the promise of further literary achievement. Poets nominated for the award may not have published more than one book of poetry.

The PEN Award for Poetry in Translation ($3,000)

The $3,000 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation is conferred every year in New York. The award recognizes book-length translations of poetry from any language into English published during the current calendar year, and is judged by a single translator of poetry appointed by the PEN Translation Committee.

Click this link for NON-FICTION and additional Awards

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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