We have campaigned against the recent Government ban on books being sent to prisoners from outside, and have arranged delivery for over 1,000 books for Wormwood Scrubs Book Room project. We work with Oxford University Press to enable free dictionaries to be sent into prison communities.
The 2014 English PEN writing competition for prisoners will roll out at the end of October. This is our fourth year and we are delighted to announce that multi-award-winning author Meg Rosoff is this year’s judge. There will be the usual themed categories for Fiction, Memoir and Poetry, Flash Fiction -and – for the communities of keen readers in prisons – the Book Review section.
English PEN will publish the winners, runners –up and highly commended entries in a beautifully designed pamphlet as in previous years .
The closing date for entries is 12 December 2014.