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Congratulations to the 2019 Firecracker Awards Winners!
Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 FIRECRACKER AWARDS, given for the best self- and independently published books of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and the best literary magazines in the categories of debut and general excellence. The winners were announced…


2019 Firecracker Awards Finalists Announced
Thursday, May 30th, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce the finalists of the 2019 FIRECRACKER AWARDS, given for the best self- and independently published books of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry and the best literary magazines in the categories of debut and general excellence, and the recipient of…


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Book Awards for Publishers
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

We’ve put together a list of book awards for you to consider submitting your eligible titles to, with deadlines in May and June. The Academy of American Poets sponsors the $5,000 James Laughlin Award and the $25,000 Lenore Marshall Poetry…


Press Fest

Upcoming Event: Press Fest!
Friday, May 10th, 2019

Saturday, May 11 • 1-6PM The Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza Brooklyn, NY Join us on Saturday, May 11, 1-6 p.m., for our third annual Press Fest, an indie book fair hosted in partnership with New York City’s PEN World…


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Upcoming Webinars: Spring 2019

Please join us this spring for three new webinars. Developed in response to our member survey, these educational sessions aim to help literary publishers improve their business practices. All webinars take place on Zoom. Lit Mag Circulation Building: How to Increase…


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Women in Indie Publishing
Monday, March 11th, 2019

In celebration of Women’s History Month, CLMP is proud to highlight twelve independent publishers and literary magazines that are run by and for women. These publishers are working to increase the visibility of women in literature by creating a platform…


CLMP at AWP 2019: Portland, OR
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Join us this year in Portland, Oregon, for the AWP Conference & Bookfair. We’ll be hosting four panels, all designed to help independent publishers learn and grow. We’ll also be hosting our annual Membership Meeting in partnership with Small Press Distribution, which…


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CLMP at Winter Institute, Press Fest, and Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

  CLMP attended the American Bookseller’s Association’s Winter Institute, held January 22 to 25 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was an amazing four days of advocating for small presses, and we were especially grateful to meet with so many booksellers…


Face Out 2018 Emerging Writers: Youmna Chlala, T'ai Freedom Ford, Shiv Kotecha, and Zahra Patterson

Face Out Emerging Writers Showcase 2019
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

  On January 22, we held this year’s Face Out Emerging Writers showcase at Greenlight Bookstore, an independent bookseller in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The event featured readings by four writers who…


LWC Agent Spotlight: Erin Harris
Thursday, November 29th, 2018

In the months leading up to this year’s Literary Writer’s Conference, we’ll be sitting down with some of our favorite agents to talk about their work, working with writers, and their LWC experience. This week we’re chatting with Erin Harris, Vice…


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