PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers Nominations

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PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers Nominations

And it’s time for another set of nominations! A huge part of our mission is publishing new writers. We try to feature a debut poetry or fiction piece in every issue and highlight it on the website, and today it was an honor to submit three stories for recognition.

The PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers recognizes twelve emerging fiction writers each year for their debut short story and aims to support the launch of their careers as fiction writers.

Twelve winning writers will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and will be honored at the annual PEN Literary Awards Ceremony in New York City. We wish our nominees the best of luck!

Barbara Gruska for The Sunstick

Emmalie Dropkin for A Lamentation of Swans

Kristen Havens for Saint Patient

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