June 4, 2021 (New York, NY)—In alliance with the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] is pleased to announce the 2021 grant recipients of the Literary Magazine Fund. The Amazon Literary Partnership launched the Literary Magazine Fund with CLMP in 2019 to help CLMP continue its decades-long history of supporting the crucial work of literary publishers.
Grant applications were reviewed by a panel of judges convened by the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP. The judges were Kazim Ali, Natalie Bakopoulos, and Kaitlyn Greenidge. Final selections were made by the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP.
The 2021 Literary Magazine Fund Grant Recipients are:
A Gathering of the Tribes
African Voices Communications
Alaska Quarterly Review
American Short Fiction
Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
The Paris Review
“Literary magazines are essential to the publishing ecosystem, providing fertile ground for diverse voices to thrive,” said CLMP Executive Director Mary Gannon. “CLMP is extremely grateful to the Amazon Literary Partnership for their ongoing financial support of these underserved and uniquely vulnerable publishers, especially during this critical time.”
“At Amazon, we believe in the power of the written word and the impact writer’s have on our culture, society, and lives. We are proud to support these vital organizations that champion writers and their work,” said Alexandra Woodworth, Manager of the Amazon Literary Partnership. “The list of 2021 Amazon Literary Partnership grant recipients represents a wide range of organizations working tirelessly to ensure that the literary community, and diverse and underrepresented voices, can thrive for generations to come.”
About The Amazon Literary Partnership
Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $14 million in grant funding to more than 150 literary organizations, assisting many thousands of writers. Among the organizations Amazon has supported over the years include the National Book Foundation, PEN America, Poets & Writers, Girls Write Now, Graywolf Press, Lamda Literary Foundation, Loft Literary Center, National Novel Writing Month, Words Without Borders, Yaddo, WriteGirl, and many more. Through Amazon’s annual grants, Amazon supports literary centers, writing workshops, residencies, fellowships, literary magazines, independent publishers, and poetry and translation programs. Writers supported by some of these organizations have gone on to become best-selling and award-winning authors.
CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping mission-driven independent literary magazines and presses thrive. We provide publishers with funding and technical assistance; facilitate peer-to-peer learning and group action; serve as a dependable, essential hub for best practices, resources, and nurturing community support; and build bridges to connect publishers with other groups of literary stakeholders, including readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, presenting organizations, and funders. Along with directly serving 700+ member-publishers located in almost every state in the country, CLMP administers the Lit Mag Adoption program, which provides to educators and students discounted literary magazine subscriptions for use in the classroom; an annual Indie Lit Fair, featuring magazines and presses at the PEN World Voices Festival; the Literary Writers Conference, a professional development event for writers held every December; and the annual Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature, which celebrate magazines and books that make a significant contribution to our literary culture. To learn more about CLMP, visit www.clmp.org/about.