PEN American Center

PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction
Deadline: 
- Check back on October 15 for Upcoming Deadline
E-mail address: 
awards@pen.org

A prize of $25,000 and publication by Algonquin Books is given biennially for a novel that addresses social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. U.S. writers who have had previous publications but have not published a book that has sold more than 10,000 copies are eligible. Submit a manuscript of at least 80,000 words and a resumé with a $25 entry fee by January 15, 2014. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

PEN American Center, PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, 588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012.

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