Call for Submissions
Deadline: February 15, 2018
For over 30 years the PEN Center USA Literary Awards competition has been the nation’s most prestigious open submissions awards program accepting work published or produced by writers living west of the Mississippi River.
Past winners and honorees in the field of journalism include Ben Ehrenreich, Ken Armstrong and T. Christian Miller, Jill Leovy, Eli Saslow, Emily Steel, Michael S. Schmidt , Daniel Alarcón, Willow Bay, Jason Rezaian, Roxane Gay, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Chris Hedges, with work that has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, ProPublica, Los Angeles Times, The Marshall Report, TruthDig, and others.
Eligibility in brief:
•Open to all writers who live west of the Mississippi, regardless of the publisher’s location
•Writers and/or publishers may submit work
•Printed and online articles are eligible
•Content must be original and must have been published in 2017
The submission deadline for Journalism is February 15, 2018.
Submission forms and complete eligibility guidelines: https://penawards.submittable.com/submit