Literary Magazine Fund Accepting Applications for 2021 Grants

New York, NY (October 27, 2020)— In alliance with the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses invites literary magazines to submit applications for grants from the Literary Magazine Fund, which will be awarded in 2021. The Amazon Literary Partnership launched the Literary Magazine Fund with CLMP in 2018 to help CLMP continue its 50-year history of supporting the crucial work of literary publishers.

Grant applications are being accepted now through January 29, 2021. Final award decisions will be made by the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP. Grant recipients will be notified by May 15, 2021.

To apply for a grant from the 2021 Literary Magazine Fund, visit

To learn more about the 2020 Literary Magazine Fund recipients, visit

About Amazon Literary Partnership

Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded more than $13 million in grant funding to more than 150 organizations, assisting many thousands of writers. The Amazon Literary Partnership is committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of writers by supporting the literary community through grants to writing programs and nonprofit literary organizations, groups whose mission is to champion emerging writers and diversity in storytelling. In 2020, the Amazon Literary Partnership provided funding directly to writers impacted by COVID-19 through Artist Relief and PEN America’s Writer’s Emergency Fund. To learn more about the Amazon Literary Partnership, visit:

About CLMP

CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping mission-driven independent literary magazines and presses thrive. The 50-year-old nonprofit provides its 575 member-publishers with funding and technical assistance; facilitates peer-to-peer learning and group action; serves as a dependable, essential hub for best practices, resources, and nurturing community support; and builds bridges to connect publishers with other groups of literary stakeholders, including readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, presenting organizations, and funders. Among its programs, CLMP administers the Energizer Award for Exceptional Acts of Literary Citizenship, the Golden Colophon Award for Paradigm Independent Publishing, and the Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature, which celebrate magazines and books that make a significant contribution to our literary culture. In 2020, CLMP joined the Academy of American Poets and the National Book Foundation to establish the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, which provided $3.5 million to literary publishers and organizations impacted by COVID-19. Regrants from this fund were made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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