CLMP’s 2022 Benefit

An Annual Celebration
in Support of Independent
Literary Publishing

November 2, 6 PM

The Church of the Holy Apostles
296 9th Avenue, New York City

We’re so grateful to all who joined us for the 2022 CLMP Benefit! It was a marvelous celebration of the power of the independent literary community. As honoree and legendary independent bookseller Mitchell Kaplan said in his remarks, “I feel so much in tune with everything that CLMP is doing, everything the independent presses are doing. As I sit here, hearing everyone speak, what dawned on me was something very simple. When people ask me why I do what I do, it’s so I can sit in a room like this tonight, and listen to the brilliance and to all these remarkable people. It’s something that I don’t take lightly.”

If you couldn’t join us, it’s not too late to help us meet our fundraising goal!


Mitchell Kaplan
of Books & Books

Recipient of
the Energizer Award
for Exceptional Acts
of Literary Citizenship




Sarah Gorham
& Sarabande Books

Recipient of
the Golden Colophon Award
for Paradigm Independent



Laura Pegram
& Kweli Journal

Recipient of
the Platinum Review Award
for Excellence in
Literary Magazine Publishing




Zibby Owens, Founder, Zibby Owens Media


Nicole Dewey and Beena Kamlani, Co-chairs
Katie Dublinski, Mary Gannon, Judy Hottensen, Justin Jamail, Deborah Paredez, Nick Parker, Clarence Reynolds, Madhulika Sikka, David Wilk, Renee Zuckerbrot




Our Premier Literary Sponsor

Our Literary Heroes





Our Literary Champions

Inkwell Management Logo


Our Literary Supporters

Amazon Literary Partnership logoA Public Space




City Point Press

Grove Atlantic LogoMetacomet Systems logo
  The Shipman Agency Logouta logo


Our Literary Friends

Alice James Books, Bogaards Public Relations, Friesens, The Gernert Company, Graywolf Press, Hachette Book Group, Justin Jamail, Massie & McQuilkin Literary Agents, RJ Julia Booksellers, Rodin Books, Ross Yoon Agency