July 20, 2022 (New York, NY)—In alliance with the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] is pleased to announce the 2022 grant recipients of the Literary Magazine Fund. Originally launched with CLMP in 2019, the Literary Magazine Fund furthers Amazon Literary Partnership’s role as a supporter of literary organizations nationwide and helps to build the readership of literary magazines.
CLMP, in cooperation with the Amazon Literary Partnership, convened a grantmaking panel composed of authors Leah Hampton, Oscar Hokeah, and Jane Wong. Final award decisions were made by Amazon Literary Partnership in collaboration with CLMP.
The 2022 Literary Magazine Fund Grant Recipients are:
The Adroit Journal
African Voices Communications
Alaska Quarterly Review
American Short Fiction
Bellevue Literary Review
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing
Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora
The Paris Review
A Public Space
“CLMP is extremely grateful to Amazon Literary Partnership for providing support to literary magazines, which, like all publishers, continue to face the ongoing challenges of supply chain disruptions and rising production costs, but with fewer resources,” said CLMP Executive Director, Mary Gannon. “Essential to the publishing ecosystem, literary magazines have shown resilience and innovation, fueled by their commitment to writers and the transformative power of literature. They deserve all the support they can get.”
“Since its inception in 2009, the mission of the Amazon Literary Partnership has been to support organizations that are vital to sustaining the literary culture of communities and to connect writers with their readers,” said Al Woodworth, Manager of the Amazon Literary Partnership. “There are so many vibrant literary magazines publishing today, and we’re thrilled to work with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses on the Literary Magazine Fund to help fund this field. We thank CLMP and this year’s grant recipients for publishing such incredible work and sharing writers’ words with readers around the world.”
To learn more about the Literary Magazine Fund, visit www.clmp.org/lit-mag-fund.
To learn about Amazon Literary Partnership and for information about the other 2022 grant recipients, visit www.amazonliterarypartnership.com.
About The Amazon Literary Partnership
Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $15 million in grant funding to more than 160 literary organizations, assisting many thousands of writers. Among the organizations Amazon has supported over the years include the Asian American Writers Workshop, National Book Foundation, PEN America, Poets & Writers, Girls Write Now, Graywolf Press, Lambda Literary, 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. To learn more about the Amazon Literary Partnership, please visit www.amazonliterarypartnership.com.
CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping mission-driven independent literary magazines and presses thrive. Since 1967, CLMP has provided publishers with funding and technical assistance; facilitated peer-to-peer learning and group action; served as a dependable, essential hub for best practices, resources, and nurturing community support; and connected publishers with other groups of literary stakeholders, including readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, presenting organizations, and funders. Along with directly serving 900+ publishers located in almost every state in the country, CLMP administers the Lit Mag Adoption program, which provides educators and students with discounted magazine subscriptions; the annual Indie Lit Fair, in partnership with the PEN World Voices Festival; the $10,000 Constellation Award, given to honor an independent literary press that is led by and/or champions the writing of people of color for excellence in publishing; and the Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature, which celebrate magazines and books that make a significant contribution to our literary culture, among other programs.