Literary Magazine Fund Accepting Applications for 2023 Grants

New York, NY (March 3, 2023)—In alliance with the Amazon Literary Partnership, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) invites literary magazines to submit applications for grants from the Literary Magazine Fund. The Amazon Literary Partnership launched the Literary Magazine Fund with CLMP in 2019 to help CLMP continue its 55-year history of supporting the essential work of literary magazines. CLMP’s grant-making panel this year includes Ruben Quesada, Hasanthika Sirisena, and Claire Stanford.

Applications are being accepted now through April 14, 2023. Final award decisions will be made by the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP, and grant recipients will be notified by June 15, 2023.

To apply for a grant from the 2023 Literary Magazine Fund, visit

To learn more about the 2022 Literary Magazine Fund recipients, visit

About Amazon Literary Partnership

With the goal of helping writers tell their stories and find their readers, the Amazon Literary Partnership supports nonprofit literary organizations that empower writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. We provide grant funding to innovative groups that amplify diverse voices and strive not only for a lasting impact on writers’ lives but on the broader literary and publishing communities. 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. 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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