New Fellowship Focused on Mass Incarceration
Art for Justice Fund

The fellowship will commission six writers to create written works of “lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration” and “ignite a broad, sustained conversation about the dangers of over-incarceration and the imperative to mobilize behind rational and humane policies.”

The fellowship is open-genre, and proposed projects may include—but are not limited to—fictional stories, works of literary or long-form journalism, theatrical, television or film scripts, memoirs, poetry collections or multimedia projects.

Fellows will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and may request up to $5,000 in additional funding for travel and research.

PEN America is currently accepting applications online here. The application deadline is July 1, 2018, and fellows will be announced in September.

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