Monthly Archives: July 2017

The 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship complete winners’ list!

The annual Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Writers was founded in 2010 to encourage writers to produce new works of quality fiction at the very busiest point in their parenting journey–it is only open to writers with at least one child under 10 years of age. Every year we get more than a hundred responses, […]

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Interview with author Alice Kaltman

“The best thing an established writer said to me years ago was, ‘If you feel like a fraud, that means you’re a real writer.’ It doesn’t take publication to validateyour place at the table.” ~Alice Kaltman, author of Staggerwing (Tortoise Books) PP: Describe your life in the context of writing, parenting and other employment (if […]

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Book AND Baby? You can totally do this.

We have so much proof. More than 275 incredible writers who have kids have presented their published, well-received, award-winning books at our Salons. We have given out $1000 per year to deserving writers with kids under ten years old. It’s not impossible to have a gorgeous, well-written book as well as a happy kid or […]

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