Annual Opportunities and Deadlines
The following are opportunities for increasing organizational capacity, receiving regrant support, and participate in sales opportunities offered every year with application or registration deadlines. Note that New York-based publishers have access to additional opportunities through the NYSCA NYTAP program.
All CLMP publishers receive regular notice of new opportunities, plus notification of annual deadlines and RFPs (“Requests for Proposals”) throughout the year. In addition to the below, CLMP regularly invites CLMP members to take part in public programming, such as our ongoing Periodically Speaking series at the New York Public Library, and through panel discussions at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference. Members also receive invitations to regularly scheduled technical assistance roundtables, clinics, workshops and networking gatherings.
CLMP offers the following at no additional cost to CLMP members. Other services available for nominal additional fees can be found under Products & Services.
This program offers publishers throughout the US the opportunity to apply for up to ten free hours with a professional consultant. RFPs appear every fall.
Consultations with the CLMP staff
Our expert staffers are available to meet informally with publishers to strategize projects and help initiate collaborations. Publishers are also encouraged to schedule Annual Checkups for general review and to take advantage of CMLP’s “bird’s eye view” of the field. Staff consultations and CLMP members may schedule consultations or check-ups throughout the year.
Firecracker Awards for Independently Published and Self-Published Literature
CLMP’s annual Firecracker Awards, presented in partnership with the American Booksellers Association, highlight the work of our community and encourage prize-winning indie press and lit mag wares to be featured in stores across the country. The Ceremony takes place each May or June. Submissions for the Awards open each fall.
Book and Literary Magazine Fairs
CLMP partners with various book fairs and festivals on an ad hoc basis; the following represent annual opportunities:
Frankfurt Book Fair
Through a special barter agreement with the Frankfurter Buchmesse, CLMP publishers may participate in the world’s largest book trade show, with booth representation, at no cost. The Frankfurt Book Fair takes place each October, and registration to be part of the CLMP contingent happens each spring.
Book Expo America
CLMP publishers may wish to take advantage of discounted presence at BEA, America’s largest book trade show, with discounted individual day passes available as well. BEA takes place every May, with CLMP discount codes distributed in the spring.
CLMP presents an indie lit block party in conjunction with the PEN World Voices Festival, taking place in the Washington Mews at NYU every May. Publishers may sell books and host thematic activities during this lively event. Table registration opens early spring.
Read & Feed
A food & literature festival organized in partnership with Basilica Hudson in Hudson, NY. Includes panel discussions, readings, demos, and an indie lit publisher marketplace. The event takes place every July, with table registration opening late spring.
For New York Publishers
NYSCA NYTAP (New York State Technical Assistance Program): Serving the Literary Publishers of New York State
This roster of programming provides additional opportunities for New York State-based publishers, including NYSCA regrants and modest travel grants.
A marketing and regrant program available to press + author teams in NYC only. This program supports exceptional writers in partnership with their publishers to put a spotlight on important new experimental titles.