Meet The 2022 PENamerica Emerging Voices Fellows – Winners

Meet The 2022 PENamerica Emerging Voices Fellows – Winners

2022 Emerging Voices Fellows and Mentors:

PEN America welcomes the 2022 Emerging Voices FellowsNatáhne ArrowsmithS. Erin BatisteSarah ChavesJulian IraluIris KimJane S. KimMonica Mills, Doreen OliverConnie Pertuz-Meza, Edythe RodriguezShakeema Smalls, and Christina Tudor will each receive $1,500, a professional headshot, one-year complimentary PEN membership, and partake in a five-month immersive mentorship program that includes virtually accessible creative writing workshops, visits from publishing professionals, and workshops that emphasize the business of books. This year’s mentors include Kristen ArnettReyna GrandeLeslie JamisonCrystal Hana KimRoya MarshPorsha OlayiwolaJosé OlivarezTochi OnyebuchiMargaret Wilkerson SextonEvie ShockleyPhuc Tran, and David Heska Wanbli Weiden.

Meet The 2022 PENamerica Emerging Voices Fellows – Winners:

The 12 fellows were selected from the largest applicant pool in the program’s 26-year history. Among the judges who made up the final selection committee were writer and fiction editor at The RumpusKelsey Norris; literary agent at Aevitas Creative Management, Sarah Bowlin; poet, writer, and author of the novel-in-verse Dreaming of YouMelissa Lozada-Oliva; and producer, professor, and author of Down Along with That Devil’s Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White SupremacyConnor Towne O’Neill.

The following talented writers were 2022 finalists: Ashia AjaniSamar Al SummaryYalda AsmateyJessica Diaz-HurtadoKarina Aguilar GuerreroFabrice GuerrierAudrey GutierrezJason HarrisElliot KuklaKaylin Moss, Kiki NicoleAchiro P. OlwochAureleo Sans, and Masha Shukovich.