Welcome to the Published Pennwriters pages. We’re glad you stopped by.
Pennwriters recognizes that publishing can take many forms. Today’s authors can choose to publish traditionally, electronically, or on their own and in forms as varied as novels, short stories, flash fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays, blogs, and even song lyrics. We can do so much more today than put words to paper!
Published Pennwriter status was developed more than two decades ago to recognize authors whose fiction writing had been submitted, accepted, edited, and published through traditional channels that involved literary agents and print books. Over the years, the guidelines for becoming a Published Penn have expanded to include not just novels, but also the publication of short stories, poems, nonfiction books, newspaper and magazine articles, and business writing. In 2015, the guidelines were updated to include works published as e-books, and as of 2016, we also recognize self-published works.
In these pages, you’ll find
- a directory of our Published Penns
- a form to invite a Published Penn to speak at events or lead classes in person or online, and
- guidelines on how to become a Published Pennwriter.
For more information about becoming a Published Pennwriter or updating your profile information, contact Ayleen Gontz (firstname.lastname@example.org).