PEN America

PEN/Jean Stein Grants for Literary Oral History

August 1, 2024
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Two grants of $15,000 are given annually for nonfiction works-in-progress that “use oral history to illuminate an event, individual, place, or movement.” Using only the online submission system, submit a writing sample of 20 to 40 pages of nonfiction, 6 to 10 pages of transcribed interviews, a curriculum vitae, and an outline and description of the project by August 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Note: This listing has been updated to include information provided by the sponsoring organization after the issue went to press.

PEN America, PEN/Jean Stein Grants for Literary Oral History, 588 Broadway, Suite 303, New York, NY 10012.