New York, NY (July 20, 2023)—In alliance with Amazon Literary Partnership, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] is pleased to announce the 2023 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 Amazon Literary Partnership, convened a grant-making panel composed of authors Ruben Quesada, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Claire Stanford. Final award decisions were made by Amazon Literary Partnership in collaboration with CLMP.
The 2023 Literary Magazine Fund Grant Recipients are:
African Voices Communications
Alaska Quarterly Review
American Short Fiction
Bamboo Ridge Press
Hayden’s Ferry Review
The Paris Review
“Literary magazines are often the first place writers connect with readers, agents find authors to represent, and book publishers discover new voices,” said CLMP Executive Director Mary Gannon. “They serve as an essential proving ground and vital record of our country’s literary culture, and CLMP is extremely grateful to Amazon Literary Partnership for its ongoing support of these publishers through the Literary Magazine Fund.”
“Since its inception in 2009, the mission of 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, senior manager of Amazon Literary Partnership. “We are thrilled to be collaborating again with CLMP/Community of Literary Magazines and Presses on the Literary Magazine Fund. We thank CLMP and this year’s 19 grant recipients for publishing such excellent work and for sharing writers’ words with readers everywhere.”
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 2023 grant recipients, visit www.amazonliterarypartnership.com.
About Amazon Literary Partnership
Since 2009, Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $16 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 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 1,000+ 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.