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, […][ Read More...]
Pen Parentis Fellowship Contest 2018-2019 is now closed
April 17th has come and gone – we are thrilled by the numerous entries! (more than ever before!) Did you enter? Did you miss out this year? Don’t worry – the fellowship is annual. Listen to our current fellow, the amazing Megan Pillow Davis, who will tell you a little bit about why she entered […][ 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...]
Download a Fellowship Flyer!
Please help us spread the word about the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents. Do you work in a coffee shop where there is a bulletin board? Maybe you are an alum of a writing program and they have a listserv? Or maybe you’ve just got a few friends who are terrific writers who […][ Read More...]
2015-2016 Fellowship Winner’s List Announced!
AND THE WINNER IS…. ORLI VAN MOURIK of Brooklyn, NY! Congratulations, Orli, for winning the 2015-2016 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents! MEET ORLI Complete winner’s list for 2015-2016: Fellowship Winner: Orli Van Mourik, Brooklyn, NY for “Waushakum Pond” Second place: Christina Milletti of Buffalo, NY for “Now You See Her” Third place: Amy […][ Read More...]
2014-2015 Fellowship Full Winners List
The 2014-2015 Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents has been awarded! Our 2014 Fellow is Jess DeCourcy Hinds from Lynbrook, NY. She is a school librarian with an MFA from Brooklyn College and has an infant daughter. We congratulate her for her spectacular parody of a parenting message board which managed to make us laugh out […][ Read More...]
Thank you FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS!
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to call for our fifth annual Writing Fellowship for New Parents. Thank you for your heartfelt notes of gratitude, of joy – we love it when parents who write let us know how they feel about Pen Parentis! This year’s winner, Orli Van Mourik, will be presented at […][ Read More...]