The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Announces 2023 Year-End Roundups

New York, NY (November 30, 2023)—The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has announced the release of its annual year-end roundups of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, and art and drama, featuring more than 750 books published by CLMP member presses in 2023.

CLMP’s 2023 Year-End Roundups illustrate the independent publishing community’s vitality and diversity, and offer a view into the wealth of contributions made by independent publishers to the literary landscape this year. 

Included on the lists are 300 full-length poetry collections, 140 novels, 60 short fiction collections, 50 memoirs, and 30 anthologies—as well as novellas, fiction and poetry chapbooks, essay collections, picture books, YA novels, plays, art books, and more. The lists feature Nobel laureate Jon Fosse’s A Shining, translated from the Norwegian by Damion Searls (Transit Books); multiple 2023 National Book Award winners and finalists; this year’s Booker Prize winner, Prophet Song by Paul Lynch (Grove Atlantic); and recipients of numerous other awards. More than 170 of these titles are debuts; at least 33 are English-language debuts. More than 80 are in translation, from a range of original languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Yiddish.

“CLMP began publishing our year-end roundups in 2020, as a way of championing the important work of our member presses during the pandemic,” said CLMP Executive Director Mary Gannon. ”In the years since, these lists have become an annual testament to the indispensable work that small presses and independent publishers do to develop and broaden the reach of contemporary literature in our country.” 

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 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.

For press inquiries contact Mary Gannon at [email protected]