Publishers

In addition to accepting submissions for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (see our guidelines below), we also invite authors to participate in our engaging Literary Conversations throughout the year.

If you’d like to pitch an author you represent for a future Literary Conversation, you can reach out to PEN/Faulkner’s Director of Literary Programs, Shahenda Helmy, at shahenda@penfaulkner.org.

The PEN/Faulkner Award Submission Process

The PEN/Faulkner Foundation will be accepting submissions for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award between July 1 and October 31.

Eligibility

  • Books must be published in 2021.
    Authors must be living American permanent residents.
  • Books must be published by a juried commercial, academic, or small press.
  • No self-published books are accepted.
  • There are no submission fees or application forms.
  • Advanced reading copies or proofs are eligible for submission for books that will be published in November or December of 2021.
    All submissions must be received by October 31, 2021.

Submission Process

Please send an easy-to-read PDF of each book to awards@penfaulkner.org for forwarding to the judges.

You are invited to send as many books as you like, and you are encouraged to send available books as soon as possible.

If you have any questions regarding the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, please send them to awards@penfaulkner.org.

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