2023 Writing Fellowship Winners List

Congratulations to everyone who applied to the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents! We have made our selection from the many worthy short stories that were submitted this year…. The Pen Parentis Writing Fellow for 2023 is SARAH COURTEAU from Bronx, NY for her story “After the Storm” which you will find in an […]

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MEET US AT #BKBF

  Pen Parentis is having a citywide meetup of Writer Parents during the Brooklyn Book Festival this year! Don’t worry – we’re keeping it civilized! Indoors at Barbes in Park Slope at the fabulous Mutha Magazine “BookEnds” event. Let’s go support our colleagues at Mutha, meet some new writer-parents and have a drink or two […]

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Help with Artist Statements

Do you feel you can’t apply for writing grants because you don’t quite understand what an artist statement is or how to write one? We have found a few resources to make your life easier. First of all: don’t overthink it! You write for a certain reason, they want to know what that reason is […]

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ARE YOU ON THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE? CENTRAL?

SIGN UP NOW for our newest ACCOUNTABILITY groups: join as a title member — this starts at $10/month and your accountability group is INCLUDED. Meet people who care deeply about writing and who understand the effort it takes when you have kids: **CREATIVE NIGHT OWLS – With Kathleen Lawton-Trask** **8:00-9:00pm – PACIFIC on Mondays** (new […]

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No matter WHERE you live….

Pen Parentis is here for you! These past two years, Pen Parentis has worked to become accessible for ANY writer who has kids – ANYWHERE in the English-speaking world. (Looking at you, New Zealand!) — our programs are entirely online, and we welcome participation from anyone, anywhere! Here is a recent and absolutely GORGEOUS article […]

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Passing the Tiara….

The Fellowship winners circle met in late October 2021 to hear the top three stories read aloud by 2021-22 3rd place winner, Lara Henneman (whose story will be published in Dreamers Magazine in January 2022), 2nd place, Melissa Bowers and our newest WRITING FELLOW: KELLE SCHILLACI CLARKE.  Last year’s reigning winners attended to meet the […]

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