FAQ

How do I join?
Visit our Join PEN SA page to find out about the different kinds of membership and how to apply.

I want to submit my writing for the PEN/Studzinski Literary Awards
Unfortunately PEN SA’s literary awards concluded with the 2011 award. Take a look at the Competitions / Awards / Residencies page for other literary opportunities.

Can I send my writing through to PEN for publication?
PEN SA is not a publisher and does not accept unsolicited submissions. Please take a look at the Writers’ Resources page for publishing information.

Can I send my writing through to PEN for comment and/or feedback?
PEN SA does not have the resources to comment on authors’ works or provide mentoring assistance.

Can PEN assist me with funding/finances for attending a literary event/publishing a book, etc.?
PEN SA does not have the resources to assist PEN members, or members of the public, with funding.

Can PEN help me publish my writing?
PEN SA is a literary club and not a publisher, but take a look at the Writers’ Resources page for publishing information.

Where can I perform / publish my poetry?
Take a look at the Writers’ Resources page for information on this.