Honoring institutions focused on empowering writers, two new funds are being introduced: a Poetry Fund in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, and a Literary Magazine Fund with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses.
Since its creation in 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded more than $12 million in funding to over 150 literary organizations that are working to help authors create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive.
Organizations supported by the Amazon Literary Partnership have assisted more than 100,000 writers per year, published an estimated 3,200 stories and more than 500 books, according to last year’s survey.
The list of recipients couldn’t be more diverse – there are nonprofit writing centers, residencies, fellowships; there are after-school classes, literary magazines; and there are literary magazines and internationally acclaimed publishers.
Writers supported by the Amazon Literary Partnership have won National Book Awards, MacArthur “Genius” Grants, and more; support for National Novel Writing Month helped introduce in-school and after-school writing classes to 10,000 schools in the US.
Through supporting these groups, the partnership hopes to have an impact on not only writers themselves, but the broader literary and publishing community as well.
In addition to the 66 grants, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded the Academy of American Poets and the Community of Literary Presses and Magazines $120,000 each to create two new funds – a Poetry and a Literary Magazine Fund, dedicated specifically to poetry organizations and literary magazines.
“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. We are also thrilled to be working with the Academy of American Poets and CLMP to reach organizations committed to supporting poets and upcoming writers.
This year’s grant recipients include a vast range of organizations aiming to let diverse voices be heard – such as Coffee House Press in Minneapolis, Hugo House in Seattle, and New York-based organizations such as Words Without Borders, Kundiman, Girls Write Now, and The Center for Black Literature. Many of them work on behalf of overlooked or marginalized writers.
in Seattle, and New York-based organizations such as Words Without Borders, Kundiman, Girls Write Now, and The Center for Black Literature. Many of them work on behalf of overlooked or marginalized writers.
Amazon Literary Partnership – 2019 grants
- 826 Valencia (CA)
- 826 NYC (NY)
- Archipelago Books (NY)
- Artist Trust(WA)
- Asian American Writers Workshop(NY)
- Aspen Words (CO)
- AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) (MD)
- Black Mountain Institute(NV)
- Brooklyn Book Festival (NY)
- Center for Black Literature(NY)
- Chicago Humanities Festival (IL)
- Clarion West (WA)
- Coffee House Press(MN)
- Community Word Project(NY)
- Girls Write Now (NY)
- Graywolf Press(MN)
- GrubStreet (MA)
- Hedgebrook (WA)
- House of SpeakEasy Foundation(NY)
- Hub City Writers Project(SC)
- Hugo House(WA)
- Indiana Writers Center (IN)
- Inprint (TX)
- Jack Jones Literary Arts (CA)
- KCRW Foundation(CA)
- Kenyon Review (OH)
- Kundiman (NY)
- Lambda Literary Foundation(CA)
- Lighthouse Writers Workshop(CO)
- Loft Literary Center (MN)
- Log Cabin Literary Center (ID)
- Milkweed Editions (MN)
- Narrative 4 (NY)
- National Book Foundation(NY)
- National Novel Writing Month (CA)
- Open Letter Books (Best Translated Book Award) (NY)
- Path with Art (WA)
- Poets & Writers (NY)
- Port Townsend Writers Conference(Centrum) (WA)
- Red Hen Press(CA)
- Restless Books (NY)
- Seattle Arts & Lectures (WA)
- Seattle City of Literature (WA)
- Slice Literary Writers Conference(NY)
- Small Press Distribution (CA)
- The Center for Fiction(NY)
- The Feminist Press(NY)
- The Inner Loop (DC)
- The MacDowell Colony (NY)
- The Moth (NY)
- The Seattle Public Library Foundation(WA)
- The Telling Room(ME)
- The Writer’s Block (NV)
- Town Hall Seattle (WA)
- Transit Books (CA)
- Ucross Foundation(WY)
- University of Washington Creative Writing Program(WA)
- Washington Center for the Book(WA)
- Washington State Historical Society(WA)
- Words Without Borders (NY)
- WriteGirl (CA)
- Writers in the Schools (TX)
- Yaddo (NY)
- Young Writers Project(VT)
- Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation(DC)
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