Photo by The Center for Fiction, a 2020 Amazon Literary Partnership Grant winner, featuring Emerging Writer fellow, Sidik Fofana, at a Center for Fiction reading for emerging writers
Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has supported hundreds of literary nonprofits. Over the years, it has provided more than $13 million in grant funding with the aim of empowering writers, helping them create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. Amazon is now seeking requests from nonprofit literary organizations for grants that will be awarded in 2021.
This year, they are excited to work again with the Academy of American Poets for their Poetry Fund. The Academy of American Poets is the nation’s largest membership-based nonprofit organization advocating for American poets and poetry. Similar to the Amazon Literary Partnership, their mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Poetry Fund will administer 10–15 grants in 2021. This year’s judges are Kamilah Aisha Moon, Claudia Castro Luna, and Brenda Shaughnessy.
They will also be working with Community of Literary Magazines and Presses for their Literary Magazine Fund. The aim of CLMP, as it is often referred, is to ensure a diverse and vibrant literary landscape by increasing the organizational capacity of small literary publishers, advocating on their behalf, and working to bring multiple literary stakeholder communities together. Like the Poetry Fund, the Literary Magazine Fund will administer 10–15 grants in 2021, selected by a panel convened by CLMP.
Grant applications are being accepted now through January 29, 2021. Apply for an Amazon Literary Partnership 2021 grant, including the Poetry and Literary Magazine funds. Apply Here