PEN Southwest Book Awards

PEN Texas invites all members of PEN in the Southwestern states to participate in the 2009 contest for excellence in writing in the categories of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and literary translation. The winner in each category will receive a $500 prize, co-sponsored by PEN Center USA and PEN Texas.

The contest is open to full (regular) members of PEN Center USA and PEN America living in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. It is also open to Associate Members of PEN Texas. Entries must be books published between May 15, 2007 and August 1, 2009. Self-published books are eligible. Translations must be into English.

Entries must be received no later than October 1, 2009.

Please submit three copies of each title, with the combined entry form / receipt of payment obtained by using the Paypal button:

Entry form and fee

Please be sure to fill in the title, author, and genre, clicking the light blue “plus” sign underneath the words “Entry Fee.”

Mail to Dr. Sean Cotter, School of Arts and Humanities MS JO 31, The University of Texas at Dallas, P.O. Box 830688, Richardson, TX 75083. The books will be retained by PEN Texas. For acknowledgement of work received please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard. Do not send fourth class book rate unless ample time for delivery is assured. Identify submissions on the package as “PEN SOUTHWEST BOOK AWARDS.”


5 Responses to PEN Southwest Book Awards

  1. Your web site has a link for Entry form and fee, but it only opens to Pay Pal so we can’t fill out a form or know how much to pay.


  2. seancotter says:

    Hello James Mafchir,

    The Paypal page has a blue box near the top marked “Entry Fee $25.00.” To pay it and fill in the form, you may either log in with Paypal or click “Continue,” on the lower left, to pay with a credit card.

    Once you give your billing information, there will be a box to enter the book information (author, title, and genre). This is the entry form.

    Sean Cotter

  3. Pat Sharpe says:

    Do chapbooks qualify as legitimate entries?

  4. June Vezina says:

    Thanks for taking the time to describe the terminlogy to the newbies!

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