CLMP to Receive $70,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

New York, NY (May 15, 2024)—The Community of Literary Magazines & Presses (CLMP) is pleased to announce it has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for a Grants for Arts Projects award of $70,000.

This grant will support technical assistance and capacity building for small presses and literary magazines. In total, the NEA will award 1,135 Grants for Arts Projects awards totaling more than $37 million as part of its second round of fiscal year 2024 grants.

“Projects like CLMP’s exemplify the creativity and care with which communities are telling their stories, creating connection, and responding to challenges and opportunities in their communities—all through the arts,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “So many aspects of our communities such as cultural vitality, health and wellbeing, infrastructure, and the economy are advanced and improved through investments in art and design, and the National Endowment for the Arts is committed to ensuring people across the country benefit.”

“The work of literary magazines and small presses is foundational to a vibrant, diverse literary landscape,” said CLMP executive director Mary Gannon. “CLMP exists to champion these essential publishers, and we are honored that the National Endowment for the Arts continues to support our mission.”

CLMP’s technical assistance and capacity-building project provides independent literary publishers with the skills and resources they need to thrive in a complex, increasingly commercial marketplace by offering one-on-one consultations, peer-to-peer learning sessions, webinars, resources, and networking opportunities, and by promoting this sector’s essential work on behalf of the literary field to other communities of stakeholders.

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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 $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.

For press inquiries contact Mary Gannon at [email protected]