emerging voices



PROGRAM MENTORS: EV fellows are paired with mentors that they are expected to contact monthly. Mentors are chosen from PEN’s membership, comprised of professional writers. EV Fellows are paired with mentors who share similar writing interests. Over the course of the program, EVs and mentors should meet twice in-person. In these meetings, mentors will offer feedback on the EV fellows’ work-in-progress.

UCLA Extension Writers’ Program

As the largest and most comprehensive continued education writing program in the United States, the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program is committed to providing the highest quality writing courses possible to a broad-based and culturally diverse community. They offer an extraordinary variety of individual courses (over 525 annually) as well as certificate programs to meet the needs of their students.

Rosenthal Family Foundation

The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation was established in 1948 by my parents, a young businessman and his fashion-editor wife, who clearly had a great deal of confidence in their eventual financial success as well as a genuine desire to contribute to the world outside themselves. As my father formulated it in the beginning, “Individuals fortunate enough to receive unusual benefits from a society have the distinct obligation to return meaningful, tangible support to that society—in the form of creative energy as well as funding.”


Emerging Voices

Emerging Voices is an intensive eight-month program for writers in the early stages of their literary careers. The program includes free classes at UCLA Extension Writers’ Program; a one-on-one mentorship with a professional writer; Q&A evenings with professional writers, publishers, editors, and agents; Master classes by genre with a published PEN author; Workshops on various elements of publishing and a public speaking seminar; a $1,000 stipend. The program culminates with a public reading and reception.