2011 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 11, 2010 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Academy of American Poets, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of American Poet magazine and the online publication poets.org. Together these resources offer poems, articles, interviews, reviews, biographies, audio files, lesson plans, discussion boards, reading recommendations, and a new iPhone application.
Alice James Poetry Cooperative, Inc. (aka Alice James Books)
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of books of poetry. Titles will be chosen from three annual competitions -- the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Kinereth Gensler, Award, and the Kundiman Poetry Prize.
American Poetry Review
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of American Poetry Review. American Poetry Review publishes six issues per year in tabloid format, featuring new poetry and poetry reviews, interviews, essays, fiction, and translations.
Archipelago Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of international works of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction in translation. Proposed titles will be translated into English from Arabic, Romanian, French, Polish, Afrikaans, Russian, Croatian, Czech, and Spanish.
Badgerdog Literary Publishing, Inc.
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of the quarterly journal American Short Fiction. The journal will publish short stories each month exclusively on its website, and will promote its print and online content through Google network ad campaigns, Twitter, blog updates, and podcasts of authors.
Bard College (on behalf of Conjunctions)
To support the publication and promotion of the journal Conjunctions. Published twice a year, each issue has a unifying theme and averages more than 400 pages.
Big River Association (aka River Styx)
St. Louis, MO
To support the publication and distribution of the journal River Styx and the presentation of its related reading series.
BOA Editions, Ltd.
To support the production, promotion, and related expenses for new volumes of poetry and short fiction. Scheduled authors include Naomi Shihab Nye, G. C. Waldrep, John Gallaher, Christopher Kennedy, Michael Waters, Janice N. Harrington, Ira Sadoff, and Adam McOmber.
Boston Critic, Inc. (aka Boston Review)
To support the inclusion of fiction and poetry in the general interest magazine Boston Review. Every issue of Boston Review features one or two works of short fiction, 10-12 poems, and a "poet's sampler," a large selection of work by an emerging poet introduced by a poet of national reputation.
Boston University (on behalf of AGNI)
To support the publication and promotion of the literary journal AGNI. The journal will automate its website to allow new work to be presented in scrolling calendar style, enable readers to sign up for automatic postings of new work, and make it easier to process online orders.
CALYX, Inc. (aka CALYX, A Journal of Art & Literature by Women)
To support the publication and promotion of the journal CALYX during the journal's 35th anniversary year. CALYX will make its website more interactive, expand its reach through social media, and expand each issue to include 10-15 percent more authors.
Children's Book Press
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of multicultural and bilingual board books for early readers. The press will enter phase three of the First Voice: Early Reader Initiative to survey and assess the books' impact on children, their families, and childhood development professionals.
Coffee House Press
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of volumes of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Scheduled writers include Rikki Ducornet, Elaine Equi, Joseph Lease, R. Zamora Linmark, Anna Moschovakis, Ron Padgett, and Wang Ping.
Colorado State University (on behalf of The Center for Literary Publishing)
Fort Collins, CO
To support publication and promotion of the Colorado Review and books of poetry in a new series targeting American writers in the interior western states.The project also will provide hands-on-training to 25 students of small-press publishing.
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend, WA
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of poetry. Scheduled authors include W. S. Merwin, Dean Young, Dana Levin, Marvin Bell, Deborah Landau, Hayden Carruth, David Bottoms, Jim Harrison, and Sung Po-jen (translated by Red Pine).
Curators of the University of Missouri at Columbia (on behalf of The Missouri Review)
To support the publication, promotion, and related expenses for the print, digital, and audiobook versions of The Missouri Review. The Missouri Review was the first literary journal to have its podcast featured on the iTunes podcast homepage.
Dalkey Archive Press
To support the publication and promotion of works of fiction and creative nonfiction in translation, including unpublished work by such acclaimed writers as Carlos Fuentes and Mina Loy. The press will publish titles from Turkey, Portugal, Mexico, France, Tunisia, England, Spain, Sweden, Argentina, Estonia, Poland, and Norway.
Feminist Press, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of fiction and creative nonfiction by women writers from Iran, Lebanon, and the southern United States. Scheduled titles include a memoir about wartime Beirut and an anthology of work by contemporary Iranian authors whose writing has been banned or censored in Iran.
Fence Magazine, Inc. (aka Fence Books)
To support the publication and promotion of Fence magazine and books of fiction and poetry. In addition to individual online pages for its authors, Fence will continue to develop and maintain The Constant Critic, a free online site featuring weekly reviews of contemporary poetry books.
Four Way Books, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of books of poetry, including first books by emerging authors. Scheduled poets include Tina Chang, Rigoberto González, Sydney Lea, Kevin Prufer, and C. Dale Young.
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of volumes of fiction and poetry by early and mid-career authors. Known for its long-term devotion to its authors' careers, Graywolf Press will publish debut, second, and third books by such authors as Alan Heathcock, Marie Mutsuki Mockett, Jeffrey Yang, and Tracy K. Smith.
Immaterial Incorporated (aka Cabinet)
To support the publication and promotion of the quarterly magazine Cabinet. Cabinet features an eclectic array of topical essays by historians, novelists, scientists, philosophers, artists, and others often centered on a particular theme.
To support publication and related expenses for the Kenyon Review and KR Online. Featuring both original and cross-over content from the print magazine, KR Online will include bi-weekly updates and interviews with the authors who appear in the print journal.
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (on behalf of The Southern Review)
Baton Rouge, LA
To support the publication and promotion of The Southern Review. Founded in 1935, the journal publishes an average of 120 authors annually drawn from roughly 12,000 submissions.
Milkweed Editions, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Scheduled authors include Jesse Bell, Melissa Kwasny, Arlene Kim, Dan Beachy-Quick, Danielle Sosin, and Wayne Miller.
Narrative Magazine, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of Narrative Magazine, a free online journal of new literature. In 2008, Narrative became the first literary journal available on the Kindle, Amazon's wireless reading device; in early 2010, the journal launched its iPhone application.
New York University School of Medicine (aka Bellevue Literary Press) (on behalf of The Bellevue Literary Review)
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of the 10th anniversary issue of The Bellevue Literary Review, featuring essays on the topic of Illness as Muse. The journal of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction often reaches communities beyond literary circles, including hospitalized patients, medical staff, and people with disabilities such as hearing and visual impairment.
Ohio University Main Campus
To support the publication and promotion of the New Ohio Review.
One Story, Inc.
To support the promotion of the literary journal One Story, featuring one short story by one writer sent to subscribers every three weeks. The journal will conduct a 50,000-piece direct mail campaign.
Great Barrington, MA
To support feature-length pieces of literary prose in Orion magazine. Orion is a bi-monthly literary and visual arts journal devoted to exploring the relationship between people and the natural world.
To support the publication, distribution, and online presence of Poetry Flash, a free tabloid of event listings, readings, workshops, and literary news throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest. Poetry Flash also includes poems, reviews, essays, and interviews, and provides guidance to literary organizations, presenters, publishers, and writers in California on how to reach target audiences.
President and Fellows of Middlebury College
To support the publication and promotion of the New England Review. The journal will enhance its website with podcasts of author readings, author interviews, electronic submission capabilities, and a more inviting design.
Rain Taxi, Inc.
To support the publication, promotion, distribution, and online presence of the Rain Taxi Review of Books. The free magazine includes in-depth interviews; profiles of small, independent, and university presses; essays by writers on their favorite authors; and reviews of current fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, and works in translation.
Red Hen Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of books of fiction and poetry. Scheduled authors include Sebastian Matthews, Charles Fort, Ellen Meeropol, and Sándor Tar.
Sarabande Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of collections of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Scheduled authors include Ryan William Van Meter, Kathleen Ossip, Caitlin Horrocks, Lydia Davis, and Lia Purpura.
Small Press Distribution, Inc.
To support the development and dissemination of print and online outreach materials to market small press titles and journals to bookstores, libraries, educators, and other readers. Small Press Distribution, the nation's only exclusively literary distributor, will exhibit at conferences and make accessible its online catalogue featuring more than 10,000 literary titles from more than 450 small and independent presses.
Southern Poetry Review, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of the Southern Poetry Review. Celebrating more than 50 years of continuous publication, the Southern Poetry Review has featured some of the most distinguished contemporary poets in American history.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
New York, NY
To support the development and dissemination of materials related to the teaching of creative writing and the literary arts. The collaborative will publish e-newsletters as well as issues of the quarterly magazine Teachers & Writers, and will add lesson plans, success stories, and other content to its website related to the book Rouse Our Rhyme, focusing on using poetry to improve students' reading comprehension and writing skills.
To support authors' fees and promotion costs for The Threepenny Review. The proposed issues will be promoted through a direct-mail campaign, collaborative literary events with other organizations, advertising, author appearances at local book fairs, and the journal's website.
Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry. Scheduled titles include Random Chapters/Sacred Book/ Haunted Lovers by Peter J. Harris, Avocado: Poems by José Antonio Rodriguez, and The Armageddon of Funk by Michael Warr.
Tupelo Press, Inc. (aka Tupelo Press)
North Adams, MA
To support the publication and promotion of new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The press will publish books by Kazim Ali, James Friel, Floyd Skloot, Larissa Szporluk, Dan Beachy-Quick, Joshua Corey, Carol Ann Davis, Geri Doran, Daniel Khalastchi, and Filipino poet Marc Gaba, as well as a collection of interviews about writing and faith, edited by Ilya Kaminsky and Katherine Towler.
University of California Press Foundation
To support the publication and promotion of volumes of experimental and world poetry. The press will publish the works of Robert Duncan, Karen Garthe, Laura Mullen, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, and Srikanth Reddy, as well as an anthology of the written and oral literatures of North Africa's Maghreb region.
University of Hawaii at Manoa (on behalf of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing)
To support the publication, distribution, and design of the international literary journal Manoa. The journal's primary mission is to make contemporary works of Asia and the Pacific available to English-speaking readers through new translations and to make American literature available to international readers.
University of Houston (on behalf of Arte Público Press)
To support the publication and promotion of the collected works of some of the founders of the Latino literary movement of the 1960s and 1970s, published by Arte Público Press. The press has launched the careers of most of the Latino writers that have achieved success in North America, publishing more than 30 books per year of Latino writing.
University of Iowa (on behalf of The Iowa Review)
Iowa City, IA
To support the publication and promotion of The Iowa Review. The newly redesigned journal will publish a special issue to be integrated into high school language arts curricula, and will enhance its website to include more reviews and make all past issues and readings at the university free and easy to access.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (on behalf of Jubilat)
To support the publication and promotion of the journal Jubilat and its newly redesigned website. Recent contributors to the journal include Dean Young, Kevin Young, Cathy Park Hong, Karen Volkman, and Rosmarie Waldrop.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington (on behalf of Ecotone)
To support the publication and promotion of the journal Ecotone, as well as a collection of short stories by Steve Almond. The biannual journal Ecotone seeks to bridge the gap between the literary world and the worlds of science and environmentalism.
Wesleyan University (on behalf of Wesleyan University Press)
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry. Scheduled authors include Rae Armantrout, Joseph Ceravolo, Alice Notley, Evie Shockley, and French writer Aimé Césaire, whose work will be translated by Clayton Eshleman and James Arnold.
White Pine Inc. (aka White Pine Press)
To support the publication, promotion, and translation of books of fiction and poetry.The press will publish the work of Argentinean poet Roberto Juarroz, Iranian poet H. E. Sayeh, and American writer Aliki Barnstone, as well as a new anthology of Chinese Tang Dynasty poems.
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