The Common Announces 2024 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant

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The Common is pleased to announce the receipt of its sixth award from the Amazon Literary Partnership’s Literary Magazine Fund.

“We are honored to receive the Amazon Literary Partnership’s continued support,” said Jennifer Acker, The Common editor in chief. “This grant enables us to show how much we value our authors—by paying them a competitive rate and engaging them through and beyond the publication process.”

The Common plans to use this $5,000 grant to continue highlighting the voices of vibrant literary communities underrepresented in the publishing world. Past funding from the Amazon Literary Partnership most recently supported a portfolio of farmworker writing (Issue 26), co-edited with Lambda Literary Fellow Miguel M. Morales. This new grant will provide direct payments to a diverse group of writers and help them find a global readership via The Common’s integrated print and online publishing platforms.

“Literary magazines have always served as an important record and reflection of our country’s literary landscape, and are so often the first place where countless writers connect with readers,” said CLMP Executive Director Mary Gannon. “CLMP is incredibly grateful to Amazon Literary Partnership for its ongoing support of these essential publishers through the Literary Magazine Fund.”

The Amazon Literary Partnership has provided grants to more than 170 literary organizations since its inception in 2009, amplifying the voices of thousands of writers. Beneficiary writing programs and nonprofit literary organizations have included the National Book Foundation, Cave Canem, PEN America, and Poets & Writers.

Since 2017, the Amazon Literary Partnership has helped further The Common’s mission of publishing and promoting emerging and diverse authors who deepen our individual and collective sense of place. In 2019, the Amazon Literary Partnership worked with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses to establish a new Literary Magazine Fund, and The Common was one of only 15 magazines awarded a grant from the Fund in its inaugural year. 

 

About The Common

The Common is an award-winning print and digital literary journal. The nonprofit magazine is based at Amherst College in Massachusetts. Since its debut in 2011, The Common has published nearly1900 authors from 53 countries. Pieces from The Common have been awarded the O. Henry Prize, the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Award, The Pushcart Prize, and have been selections and notable mentions in multiple genres in the Best American series. The journal’s editorial vision and design have been praised in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Slate, The Millions, Orion Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

About The Amazon Literary Partnership

Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $17 million in grant funding to more than 170 literary organizations, assisting many thousands of writers. Among the organizations we have supported over the years the Academy of American Poets, Asian American Writers Workshop, National Book Foundation, PEN America, Poets & Writers, Girls Write Now, Lambda Literary Foundation, Loft Literary Center, National Novel Writing Month, Words Without Borders, Yaddo, and many more. This year, Amazon Literary Partnership awarded 93 grants and sponsorships. Through their annual grants, we support literary centers, writing workshops, residencies, fellowships, literary magazines, independent publishers, poetry and translation programs. Writers supported by some of these organizations have gone on to become best-selling and award-winning authors and poets. To learn more about the Amazon Literary Partnership, please visit www.amazonliterarypartnership.com.

 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 $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.

The Common Announces 2024 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant

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