The Literary Arts Emergency Fund: $3.5 million for literary organizations and publishers

The Academy of American Poets, Community of Literary Magazine and Presses (CLMP), and the National Book Foundation announced they established The Literary Arts Emergency Fund, which will provide $3.5 million to the literary arts, a field that, as the press release states, has been disastrously impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“This one-time emergency grant," explained Elizabeth Alexander, poet and president of the Mellon Foundation, "provides critical support both for these vital storytellers and for the organizations that ensure their written work remains accessible to enrich and deepen our collective engagement with a diverse, inclusive American culture.”

According to the press release, literary organizations and publishers can view guidelines and apply to the Literary Arts Emergency Fund for one-time emergency relief grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 beginning July 17, 2020 through August 7, 2020, by visiting this page.

Read the announcement here.

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