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Who may submit
No matter who you are or where you reside, whether your work has never been published or whether you are internationally renowned, we would like to hear from you. You may be an aspiring writer, a professional writer or simply someone who has written something you would like to share.

Writing Guidelines
Submissions are accepted in English, French and Spanish, whether written directly in one of these languages or translated from another language. No accompanying translations of a single submission will be published.

Style, for English, should conform to either The Chicago Manual of Style or The Oxford Style Manual. It is accepted that there will be different spellings, styles and usages from different countries where a given language is spoken – US/UK, Senegal/France or Mexico/Spain, for example – but style should be consistent throughout a single submission.

Length and number of submissions
Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words. Exceptions can be made; if you are worried about this, please contact the editor. A submission may require editing. In some cases it will be edited and sent back to the writer for approval; in others, the writer may be asked to edit it himself or herself.

Multiple submissions from a single writer are encouraged. However, please do not send more than two stories or four poems. Only one work per author will be published.

How To Submit
We prefer emailed submissions.

Please send to: james.tennant@pen-international.org, as a Microsoft Word attachment with no graphics, photographs or illustrations.

The font should be Times New Roman, size 12 point, and lines should be 1.5 spaced.
Indents are preferred at three spaces in from the margin. Text should be left-aligned.

In the subject box of the email, please format to read ‘Name of Writer: Title of Piece’ and include a brief covering letter with a biographical paragraph and contact details.

If it is not possible to send by email, please post your submission to:



James Tennant
Editor
PEN International
Brownlow House
50/51 High Holborn
London WC1V 6ER
United Kingdom

Please include a covering letter with contact details.

Posted submissions will be returned only if a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage from the UK is provided.

Faxed submissions are not accepted.

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