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PEN/Jean Stein Grant for Literary Oral History

Grant to USA, Canada, and International Authors
to Honor Outstanding Works of Literary Nonfiction

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PEN America

Deadline Date:

06/01/21 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of $15,000 to USA, Canada, and International authors to honor outstanding works of literary nonfiction. Funding is intended for unfinished projects describing a place, event, movement, or individual. Topics of previous winning submissions include life in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and the diminishing population of Bahamian descent in Florida. Works must be based on oral history.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190627

Number of Grants:

PEN America will confer two PEN/Jean Stein Grants for Literary Oral History.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Cash prizes of $15,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who is Eligible:
- The submitted project must be the work of a single individual, written in English.
- The project must be an unpublished work-in-progress that will not be published prior to April 1, 2022, as the grants are intended to support the completion of a final book.
- The project must be a work of literary nonfiction.
- Oral history must be a significant component of the project and its research.

Not eligible: Scholarly or academic writing.

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2021 through June 1, 2021. Submissions will close at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on June 1.

About PEN: https://pen.org/about-us/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://pen.submittable.com/login?returnUrl=%2Fsubmit%2F191305%2F2022-pen-jean-stein-grants-for-literary-oral-history-15-000

Contact awards@pen.org with any questions.

PEN America
5888 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

T (212) 334-1660
F (212) 334-2181

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