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New York, NY (May 21, 2019)—The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses [CLMP] has been awarded $120,000 from the Amazon Literary Partnership to create a new Literary Magazine Fund to continue its 50-year history of supporting the crucial work of literary publishers.

“Since its inception, CLMP has been dedicated to sustaining the health and extending the reach of the nation’s literary magazines. Often the first places writers find their readers, these publications are essential to the publishing ecosystem, providing fertile ground for diverse voices to thrive,” said CLMP Executive Director Mary Gannon. “CLMP is honored to lend its expertise to the Amazon Literary Partnership’s ongoing financial support of these underserved and uniquely vulnerable publishers.”

“The Amazon Literary Partnership’s goal has been to support organizations that are vital to sustaining the literary culture of their communities,” said Neal Thompson, Manager of the Amazon Literary Partnership. “By funding organizations working to uplift the voices of underrepresented writers, we hope to champion the writers of the world we live in now.”

Through the Literary Magazine Fund, the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP awarded 15 grants to magazines and journals, large and small, located in 9 different states, all united in their aim of bringing essential literary voices from all corners to an equally diverse readership.

“We are tremendously grateful for all of the good work that the Amazon Literary Partnership makes possible through these grants, which provide essential support to so many organizations that enhance the vitality and diversity of our literary culture,” said Brigid Hughes, Editor of A Public Space. “It’s especially meaningful to receive this support through CLMP, a vibrant community of writers, readers, and editors; and extraordinary advocates of the valuable work of literary magazines.”

Grant recipients were reviewed by a panel of judges convened by the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP that included Beena Kamlani, award-winning author and long-time editor at Viking Penguin; Deborah Paredez, author of four poetry collections and co-founder of CantoMundo, a national organization for Latina/o poets; and Hafizah Geter, poet and Cave Canem Fellow. Final selections were made by the Amazon Literary Partnership and CLMP.

2019 Literary Magazine Fund Grant Recipients:

A Public Space (NY)
Belt Magazine (OH)
Electric Literature (NY)
Narrative Magazine (CA)
One Story (NY)
Ploughshares (MA)
Portland Review (OR)
Scalawag (NC)
Scoundrel Time (MD)
Slice Magazine (NY)
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices (MA)
The Common (MA)
The Literary Review (NJ)
Oxford American (AR)

About CLMP
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping small literary publishers work better. CLMP communicates the art of literary publishing to readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, funders and other literary stakeholders and works to bring all of these communities together. Learn more about CLMP.

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 share our obsession with empowering writers to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. We provide grant funding to innovative groups that support a diversity of voices and strive for a lasting impact not only on writers’ lives, but on the broader literary and publishing communities. To learn more about the Amazon Literary Partnership, visit www.amazonliterarypartnership.com.

Media Contact:
Mary Gannon, Executive Director
(212) 741-9110 x14 / mgannon@clmp.org



New York, NY (May 15, 2019)—The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses has been awarded a $65,000 Art Works grant, one of the largest given in the literature category, from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NEA Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter approved more than $80 million to award 977 in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. The grant will help CLMP provide technical assistance and capacity building for small presses and literary magazines. 

“These awards, reaching every corner of the United States, are a testament to the artistic richness and diversity in our country,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “Organizations such as CLMP are giving people in their community the opportunity to learn, create, and be inspired.”

“For over 50 years, CLMP has worked to sustain small and independent literary publishers, whose essential contribution to the art of literature ensures that a diversity of voices reach a diversity of readers,” said CLMP executive director Mary Gannon. “We are grateful and honored to have this work recognized and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.”

CLMP’s Technical Assistance for Independent Literary Publishers project builds literary small publishers’ capacity through direct support, one-on-one consultations, peer-to-peer learning sessions, workshops/seminars/roundtables, informational resources, and networking opportunities with other publishers and varied literary stakeholders. CLMP provides in-person and online technical assistance to a community of 400+ independent literary publishers, including presses, magazines/journals, and publishers of chapbooks/zines. Participating publishers gain the skills and resources needed to thrive in a complex, increasingly commercial marketplace, and effectively connect their writers to more readers to keep our nation’s literary landscape vibrant and diverse.

For more information on this National Endowment for the Arts grant announcement, visit arts.gov/news.

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