2023 PEN America Literary Awards Submissions

Fill out this form to submit a book to the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards. Do not use this form if you are eligible for a fee waiver. Please email awards@pen.org if you are eligible for a fee waiver.
Please note submissions are not complete until payment is received.
The information gathered in this form will not be shared outside of the small and dedicated awards team and judges, where applicable. A copy of this form will be sent to the submitter's email address below. If you have any questions, please email awards@pen.org.
Select the applicable award for submission, making sure you have carefully read each award's eligibility requirements. Please be aware that you may only submit a book for one award. Additional submissions are only allowed in the case of the PEN Open Book Award. The PEN Open Book Award is for writers of color who, prior to this book, have not received wide media attention. *
Books with more than one original author are not eligible for any of the 2023 Literary Awards. Does this book have more than one original author? *
Is this a Re-Translation? (if applicable)

Following pandemic-related protocols, book award submissions will be read as PDF files. Please upload file saved as BOOKTITLE_AUTHORNAME. For the judges' convenience, please upload a book file WITHOUT watermarks. Each book file will be kept confidentially between the Literary Awards team and the awards judges.

Please upload the corresponding Declaration of Eligibility. In the case of submission to the PEN Open Book Award and a secondary award, please upload both declarations here. Blank DOEs can be found via PEN.org/literary-awards/.
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Consent - I agree that the information submitted here is correct and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I confirm that should there be any changes to my submission materials, I will contact awards@pen.org immediately. *
Consent - I agree that my submission will not be complete until I provide payment. I understand that PEN America may invoice me for this submission or I can follow the emailed link to pay. *
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