The following are opportunities for increasing organizational capacity, receiving regrant support, and participating 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 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.
CLMP partners with various book fairs and festivals on an ad hoc basis; the following represent annual opportunities:
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.