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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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