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The submission period for the 2015 Annual Literary Awards is now closed.
 
PEN Center USA is one of two PEN centers in the United States, and focuses on writers living west of the Mississippi. PEN Center USA’s annual awards program, established in 1982, is a unique, regional competition that recognizes literary excellence in eleven categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, research nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, graphic literature, translation, journalism, drama, teleplay, and screenplay. Each winner is entitled to a $1,000 cash prize, a free year of membership with PEN Center USA, and an invitation to the annual Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills in the fall of 2015.
 
Recent winners in the teleplay and screenplay categories include 
Zero Dark ThirtyBridesmaidsMilk, and episodes of Breaking BadHouse, and Homeland.
 
Los Angeles has one of the largest and most vibrant literary communities in the country, and your submission may be prominently displayed in front of more than 400 of the most important tastemakers in the city at the Literary Awards Festival, a gala event that is always well-covered by both local and national media.


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PEN Center USA’s annual awards program, established in 1982, is a unique, regional competition that recognizes literary excellence in eleven categories: fictioncreative nonfictionresearch nonfictionpoetry, children’s literature, graphic literature, translation, journalism, drama, teleplay, and screenplay.