PEN America

For the last 90 years, PEN American Center has been working to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to make it possible for everyone to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others.

PEN America runs the annual The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature in New York. They also administer the PEN/Heim Translation Fund and the PEN America Poetry in Translation award.

PEN America website has a number of useful online resources for translators and writers based in North America and beyond:

– online literary content such as monthly selections of poetry in translation
a list of grants, residencies and awards for translators
– a selection of US-based publishers who publish books in translation
– a model contract for translators
– a list of university translation programmes in the USA
– a reading list of books on translation and magazines and journal
– plus lots more. Visit
– a database of US-based working translators
– a database of awards and grants for writers