The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping small literary publishers work better. We communicate the art of literary publishing to readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators,  funders and other literary stakeholders, and work to bring all of  these communities together. CLMP carries out this mission so  that essential literary voices from all corners can make their way from writers to readers.

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Through the CLMP Capacity-Building Grant Program, nonprofit literary magazines and presses may apply for grants to support projects that aim to create a sustainable and effective organization related to fundraising, marketing, distribution, web development, and other areas; skill-building opportunities for staff and board members; strategic and succession planning; diversity and equity initiatives; and leadership development and management training.

Literary magazines and presses may apply to the CLMP Capacity-Building Grant Program for grants of $5,000 or $10,000 to support capacity-building initiatives. 

Funding from the Hawthornden Foundation, originally founded in 1983 by the late Drue Heinz, makes this program possible.

Please visit the CLMP website for more information about guidelines and eligibility.