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 […]

[ Read More...]

Special Guest Star at November’s Salon!

The lineup for November’s “Small Towns USA” salon is a great one and we feel like we are adding a comet to the Big Dipper! Our very first Writing Fellow, Abby Sher, will be making a guest appearance to present the $1000 award to our newest Fellow, Anjali Vaidya, who will be flying in from […]

[ Read More...]

Our Fellowship Spans Borders

Calling all writers with very young kids! We want you to write new work and we will help you get it published! In a time where literary markets are shrinking, Pen Parentis is on the rise. We have reached out across the border to Canada to partner with an up-and-coming new literary magazine called Dreamers […]

[ Read More...]

Fellowship Deadline is April 17

Get typing! Our Fellowship Deadline LOOMS! This year we are looking for *short* pieces – we really want you to write something new – remember our mission is to keep parents on creative track after having a baby. So put that darling little beast to sleep and type fast. Let your mind go wild–remember we […]

[ Read More...]

What’s news? WE ARE.

The Broadsheet, the largest circulation local newspaper south of Canal Street has published a wonderful article about all of our upcoming events: the salons, the fellowship, and our new Book Club. Give it a read! It’s called “For Literary Lions, With Cubs.”

[ Read More...]

Be a good parent – keep writing!

Our Fellowship is accepting applications March 1 – April 18th, 2016! To encourage writers to continue to produce new works of quality fiction at the very busiest point in their parenting journey, the 2016-2017 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents is now open for submissions! Please visit our fellowship guidelines page for details. Past […]

[ Read More...]