CLMP to Receive $60,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

New York, NY (May 24, 2023)—The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has been approved for a $60,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support technical assistance and capacity building for small presses and literary magazines. CLMP’s project is among 1,130 projects across the country, totaling more than $31 million, that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2023 funding.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to support a wide range of projects, including CLMP’s, demonstrating the many ways the arts enrich our lives and contribute to healthy and thriving communities,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “These organizations play an important role in advancing the creative vitality of our nation and helping to ensure that all people can benefit from arts, culture, and design.”

“Independent literary magazines and small presses are stalwart champions of our country’s most essential voices. Together they form the foundation of the publishing ecosystem,” said Mary Gannon, Executive Director of CLMP. “We are extremely grateful to the NEA for its continued and generous support of our mission to help them thrive.”

CLMP serves 1,000+ members nationwide by providing technical assistance events, one-on-one consultations, an awards program, funding opportunities, and a robust website of resources for publishers, among other programs.

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About CLMP
CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping mission-driven 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 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.

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