Amazon Literary Partnership Opens for 2021 Submissions

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From Publishing Perspectives:

In May, as you’ll recall, we announced that the Amazon Literary Partnership program of grants had announced more than US$1 million in funding to a total 66 nonprofit organizations.

That program has now opened its application submissions process for its 2021 grants.

“As in previous years,” organizers of the program write, the effort is “to fund organizations working to champion diverse, marginalized, and unrepresented authors and storytellers.

“Supporting [recipients] with more than US$13 million in grant funding since the Amazon Literary Partnership began in 2009, our previous grant recipients represent institutions large and small, national and local, and include nonprofit writing centers, residencies, fellowships, after-school classes, literary magazines, national organizations supporting storytelling and free speech, and internationally acclaimed publishers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

“We are excited to work again with the Academy of American Poets for our Poetry Fund, as well as the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) for our Literary Magazine Fund.”

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In announcing the 2020 awards in May, the current director of the program, Alexandra Woodworth, said, “Given the impact that COVID-19 has had on the literary community, we’re proud to continue to fund these remarkable organizations sustaining literary culture in our communities now and for the future.”

Link to the rest at Publishing Perspectives

It’s so frustrating to some when Amazon fails to act like a villain.

PG will keep his eyes open for similar announcements from Random House, Macmillan, etc.

1 thought on “Amazon Literary Partnership Opens for 2021 Submissions”

  1. It is also frustrating for them to make grants to institutions, so that what filters down to individual authors is much reduced. Institutions – and of course Amazon – have overhead, lots of it, and only serve those who belong to limited groups.

    A lot of that money is going to go to the maintenance of institutions.

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