New Voices Award

The award, open to unpublished writers between 18 and 30, whether submitting short stories, creative non-fiction, journalism or poetry, is designed to encourage new writing worldwide, particularly from diverse linguistic regions and communities.

It also provides a platform for young and unpublished writers to promote their work. The six-strong longlist, whittled down from nominations from 150 PEN centres around the world.

Texts should be available in one of three working languages of PEN International: English, French or Spanish.