Read this year’s winning story!

We are thrilled to present “The Cats” by the 2020-2021 Pen Parentis Writing Fellow, Dawn Ryan. Dawn’s story was first published as the cover story in print in the gorgeous Issue 7 of Dreamers Creative Writing Magazine available here. Dreamers Creative Writing has just made the story available online. Please read and share widely! Dawn’s […]

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NIGHT SESSIONS: a virtual writing cafe

New, FREE perk for Pen Parentis sustaining Title Members!   Night Sessions: A Virtual Writing Cafe.   What:  A pandemic-born, Zoom-y, three-hour chunk of quiet nighttime writing alongside your fellow authors. Sunday through Thursday nights.   Why: You like the nightlife, baby. We know. But it’s the pandemic. And you’re a parent. So get cranking […]

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The Meaning of Fellowship

Please enjoy this beautiful open letter from 2019-2020’s Fellow Anjali Vaidya, to 2021’s Fellowship winners. (We awarded two Juror’s Prizes because it was extraordinary to us that any writer was able to create anything new in March-April of this year of pandemic parenting and political and racial turmoil) October 22, 2020San Diego, CA Dear Dawn, […]

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Choose your meetup!

Our weekly Writer-Parent Accountability Meetups are now entirely virtual! Choose the weekly time that works best for you and contact us to ask for the proper Zoom link. All participants MUST be writers who are parents (of any age kid) and all participants must commit to a writing project (beginning stages is fine, any genre […]
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Announcing the Salons Lineup for 2020-2021

  TO RSVP TO ANY OF OUR SALONS, please visit the page “who’s reading next” on the Literary Salons tab of this website. Or just click here.  For 2020-2021 our salons will be online. We would LOVE it if you checked it out! You don’t have to be a writer or a parent to love […]

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Fellowship Winners List 2020-2021

Pen Parentis is delighted to announce the winners of our Tenth Anniversary Writing Fellowship for New Parents. First let us congratulate every single writer who managed to complete a sentence and crown all of you that not only finished new work but sent it in to our competition on this, the tenth anniversary year of […]

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Visit our New Bookshop!

We are thrilled to partner with Bookshop.org in their attempt to help indie bookstores. Please shop our incredible store USING THIS LINK. Some things that will happen if you buy a book: you will support us (we get a percentage) you will be supporting an indie bookstore that is LOCAL to YOUR area (all book […]

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