Pen Parentis, Ltd, is a nonprofit organization that provides resources to authors who are also parents. Our Fellowship is intended to promote the creation of new work by writers who are at the busiest time of their lives as parents – we wish you all the best in your writing and with your families!  Please read the complete guidelines before submitting.

All genres and styles of fiction are welcome. No plays or poetry (we love them, but sorry, no.) Novel excerpts are acceptable if they can stand alone as a story. Simultaneous submissions ok, but notify if published elsewhere. Multiple submissions ok, but separate entry fee for each submission. Entry fees will not be refunded. Previous Pen Parentis Fellows are not eligible, but finalists and second and third place winners are absolutely welcome to try again.

Accepted Document Types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf

(Submissions for this year’s Fellowship are open March 1 – April 17. Thanks!)

Electronic Submissions