How do I join?
Please visit our Join PEN SA page to find out about the different kinds of membership and how to apply.
How do I submit my writing for the PEN/Studzinski Literary Awards or the PEN SA Student Writing Prize?
PEN SA’s literary awards concluded with the 2011 award. PEN SA does, however, keep a page of calls for submissions and other award opportunities.
Can I send my writing through to PEN for publication? / Can you help me publish my writing?
PEN SA is not a publisher and does not accept submissions. Please take a look at our Publishing Advice page for 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.?
As a non-profit organisation PEN SA does not have the resources to assist PEN members, or members of the public, with funding.