Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in the previous year by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also receive a one-year PEN Center USA membership and two tickets to the Literary Awards Gala, to be held in Beverly Hills, California, in Fall 2017. Submit four copies of a book published in 2016 with a $35 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.
PEN Center USA, Literary Awards, 8549 Wilshire Boulevard #355, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. (323) 424-4939, ext. 1003.