Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Sharpen your quill pen! PEN announces new award for emerging writers

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Books, Awards, Book news Updated: April 21, 2011 - 5:29 PM

 

 

PEN American Center has announced a new award for fledgling writers.The PEN Emerging Writers Award--funded by an anonymous donor--will go to three new writers: a fiction writer, a nonfiction writer, and a poet. Each will receive $1,660 and be honored at a ceremony in New York in October.

Candidates cannot apply but must be nominated by the editors of literary journals where they have been published.

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