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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.


The CLMP Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature celebrate books and magazines that make a significant contribution to our literary culture and the publishers that strive to introduce important voices to readers far and wide. Awards are given in the categories of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Magazine/General Excellence, and Magazine/Best Debut. Finalists will be announced in spring 2032; the winners will be announced in June 2023.

Submissions to the 2023 Firecracker Awards will be accepted from September 15 to November 15, 2022.

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