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Pen Parentis Writing Fellow

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Pen Parentis is now accepting applications for its 2012 Writing Fellow.

Entry: $25
Deadline: April 18th, 2012

One winning author will be showcased for one year on the website as the "Pen Parentis Writing Fellow," a new emergent author worthy of notice. The Fellow will receive a public showcase of the winning new work in a stunning literary location in New York City, paired with an established author who may function as inspiration and guide. (2010's winner, Abby Sher, read with Jennifer Egan and Darin Strauss. 2011's winner, Frank Haberle, read with Sarah Gardner Borden and Rebecca Wolff.)

In addition to a full year of promotion, a $1000 prize will be presented to the new Pen Parentis Writing Fellow at a public reading of the winning work in Manhattan on Tuesday, September 11, 2012.

Entrants can be at any level of their literary careers but must be the parent of at least one child under 10 years of age. Submissions are by postal mail only and call for a new, never-published fiction story--any genre, on any subject--of up to 1250 words.

Read more about the writing fellowship here.


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