2006 Grant Awards:
Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 14, 2005 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Alice James Poetry Cooperative, Inc. (aka Alice James Books)
To support the publication and promotion, including author tours, of six new titles of poetry. The selected poets will read from their works at venues around the country.
American Poetry Review
To support the publication and promotion of the American Poetry Review. The journal will promote its issues through a direct-mail campaign, special offers to students at writing programs, and Web site visitors.
Aspect, Inc. (aka Zephyr Press)
To support the publication and promotion of bilingual titles from Polish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese poets. Authors will conduct readings and workshops at high schools and universities across the country.
Bamboo Ridge Press
To support the publication and promotion of issues of Bamboo Ridge, a journal by and about the people of Hawaii. The journal also will publish a special issue of short stories by Marvis Hara, describing three generations of Japanese women in Honolulu.
Bard College (on behalf of Words Without Borders)
To support the continued development, expansion, and promotion of Words Without Borders, an interactive Web site devoted to international literature. The site features works of nonfiction, short stories, poems, and novel excerpts drawn from approximately 30 languages.
Big River Association (on behalf of River Styx)
St. Louis, MO
To support the publication and distribution of issues of River Styx, St. Louis's oldest literary magazine. River Styx annually publishes the work of approximately 60 poets and 20 prose writers.
BOA Editions, Ltd.
To support the production, promotion, and related expenses for new volumes of poetry. Poets scheduled to be published include W.D. Snodgrass, Deena Linett, Steve Kronen, and Richard Garcia.
Center for Religious Humanism (on behalf of Image, A Journal of the Arts & Religion)
To support the production, promotion, and increased writers fees for issues of Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion. The journal will increase its national reach through an improved Web site and a direct-mail campaign.
Coffee House Press
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Writers scheduled for publication include Quincy Troupe, Sarah Fox, Greg Hewett, Gilbert Sorrentino, and Wang Ping.
College of Charleston (on behalf of Crazyhorse)
To support the publication and promotion of issues of Crazyhorse. The journal also will conduct a direct-mail campaign to potential subscribers and advertise in such publications as Poets & Writers, The Writers' Chronicle, The New Yorker, and American Poetry Review.
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend, WA
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of poetry. To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of poetry. Authors will include John Balaban, Mahmoud Darwish, Hayden Carruth, Jim Harrison , Madeline DeFrees, and Lisa Olstein.
Creative Nonfiction Foundation
To support the publication and promotion, including increased artists's fees, of an issue of Creative Nonfiction. The journal will provide discounted issues for classroom use and expand its Web site to include more in-depth author interviews and podcasts of authors reading their work.
Curators of the University of Missouri at Columbia (on behalf of Missouri Review)
To support the publication, promotion, and related expenses for issues of The Missouri Review. Each issue contains five to six works of fiction, three to five poetry features, one or two creative nonfiction pieces, an author interview, 12-15 book reviews, and a special feature.
Curbstone Press, Inc.
To support the translation, publication, and promotion of contemporary, multicultural poetry and fiction. Curbstone Press will sponsor a reading series through public high schools in underserved areas.
Dalkey Archive Press
To support the publication and promotion of original and reprinted works of fiction and creative nonfiction in translation. The press will publish titles from Belgium, Mexico, Finland, Ireland, Uruguay, Russia, England, France, Portugal, Brazil, Spain, and Romania.
Fiction Collective, Inc. (aka FC2)
To support the publication and promotion of works of fiction. The press will organize group readings for its authors in such cities as New Orleans, New York, and Tallahassee.
Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc. (on behalf of Futurepoem Books)
New York, NY
To support publication and promotion of literary titles selected through the press's annual, free, open call for manuscripts. The press will advertise the open reading period to creative writing program discussion lists and literary publications nationwide.
St. Paul, MN
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of volumes of poetry and creative nonfiction. Authors scheduled for publication include Tom Sleigh, Linda Gregg, Stephen Burt, Tess Gallagher, Don Paterson, Harryette Mullen, Martha Collins, Jane Kenyon, and Donald Revell.
To support the publication and promotion of an anthology of California Native American literature. Heyday will promote the anthology through its Web site, readings, and in its catalogue mailed to 6,500 bookstores, museums, parks, libraries, universities, and individuals.
Johns Hopkins University (on behalf of Johns Hopkins University Press)
To support the publication and promotion of books in the press's poetry and fiction series. Established in 1979, the series has published 74 books by writers such as Ellen Akins, Guy Davenport, Steven Dixon, Anthony Hecht, John Hollander, Josephine Jacobsen, and William B. Smith.
To support publication costs and related expenses for issues of The Kenyon Review. The journal will integrate its Web site content with that of the magazine and launch a marketing campaign to promote both the journal and the Web site.
Louisiana State University (on behalf of Louisiana State University Press)
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of volumes of poetry. Authors scheduled for publication include James Applewhite, Judith Harris, Christine Garren, Henry Taylor, and Susan Ludvigson.
Milkweed Editions, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of books by emerging and mid-career writers. Authors scheduled for publication include Tom Crawford, Jim Armstrong, Mary Rose O'Reilley, I. Allan Sealy, and Kathleen Soniat.
National Poetry Series, Inc.
To support evaluation fees, promotional expenses, and publication costs for poetry volumes selected from the National Poetry Series Open Competition. Chosen by distinguished poets, the winning manuscripts will be published by HarperCollins Publishers, Verse Press, Coffee House Press, the University of Illinois Press, and Viking Penguin.
Open City, Inc. (aka Open City Magazine & Books)
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of Open City Magazine, a journal of fiction, poetry, essays, and artwork. Open City also will feature published prose writers and poets in their free monthly reading series in New York City.
Ploughshares, Inc. (Ploughshares)
To support the publication and national distribution of issues of Ploughshares. The winter 2006-07 and spring 2007 issues will feature new work by as many as 70 poets and 12 fiction writers.
To support the publication and distribution of issues of Poetry Flash, a free tabloid of event listings, readings, workshops, and literary news. Divided geographically, Poetry Flash lists programs throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest.
Poetry in Review Foundation, Inc. (on behalf of Parnassus: Poetry in Review)
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of a special 30th-anniversary issue of Parnassus: Poetry in Review. The issue will feature translations of poems and critical essays from around the world, with a focus on writers from South America, Europe, and Asia.
Rain Taxi, Inc.
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of issues of Rain Taxi Review of Books. Distributed free-of-charge to independent bookstores and other venues, the magazine includes in-depth interviews; prfiles of small, independent, and university presses, essays, and reviews.
Small Press Distribution, Inc.
To support a distribution initiative targeting individuals, libraries, and bookstores in all 50 states. Publications from approximately 500 small and independent presses will be included.
Story Line Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of new anthologies, drama, and books of poetry. The press will publish the anthologies Enopoetica: Poetry Inspired by Wine and Deep Television, an anthology of the work of more than 60 poets including James Cummins, Donald Hall, and Kim Addonizio.
Sun Publishing Company, Inc. (aka The Sun)
Chapel Hill, NC
To support free, year-long subscriptions of The Sun to 600 community college libraries throughout the country. The Sun is an advertisement-free monthly magazine of essays, short stories, poems, interviews, and photography.
Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Inc. (T&W)
New York, NY
To support the publication and related expenses of Literary Resources: Online and On Paper. Resources include Teachers & Writers magazine and Structure and Surprise: A Guide to Poetic Architecture, edited by Michael Theune and with a forward by Edward Hirsch.
To support authors's fees and promotional costs for issues of Threepenny Review. Featuring work by established and emerging writers, the proposed issues will be promoted through a direct-mail subscription campaign targeting 100,000 readers, as well as through collaborative literary events with other organizations.
Tupelo Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry. The press will publish the work of artists such as North Korean poet Ko Un, Japanese American poet Shin Yu Pai, and two American-born poets.
Ugly Duckling Presse, Ltd.
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry. Titles will include a translation of the collected poems of Czech poet Ivan Blatny and The Poem in the Beginning by Macedonian poet Lidija Dimskova.
University of Evansville (on behalf of University of Evansville Press)
To support the publication and promotion of new anthologies of contemporary poetry. Titles will include Rhyming Poetry, edited by Samuel Maio, and Modern Love Poems, edited by Henry W. Russell.
University of Hawaii at Manoa (on behalf of Manoa)
To support publication, promotion, distribution, and related expenses for issues of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. Upcoming themes include the literature of place and drama and film by Native American writers in North America.
University of Houston (on behalf of Arte Publico)
To support the publication and promotion of a new translation project that will issue novels from leading U.S. Hispanic authors in both English and Spanish language editions. The press will publish Spanish translations of successful English-language novels, such as Graciela Limon's The Song of the Hummingbird, and simultaneous bilingual editions of a previously unpublished novel by Eduardo Gonzlez Viana.
University of Iowa (on behalf of University of Iowa Press)
Iowa City, IA
To support publication costs and related expenses for winning selections from the Iowa Short Fiction Award and John Simmons Short Fiction Award competitions. Launched in 1970, past winners of the awards include Susan M. Dodd, Dan O'Brien, and Marly Swick.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (on behalf of University of Nebraska Press)
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of books of international literature in translation. Authors scheduled for publication include writers from France, Algeria, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Spain, and Argentina.
University of Wisconsin at Madison (on behalf of University of Wisconsin Press)
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of works of fiction in translation. Writers scheduled for publication hail from Argentina, Colombia, Holland, Mexico, Israel, Switzerland, Germany, and Poland.
Wake Forest University (on behalf of Wake Forest University Press)
To support the publication of an anthology of Irish poetry. The anthology will contain the work of poets such as John Deane, Sean Lysaght, and Thomas McCarthy.
Writer's Review, Inc. (aka American Book Review)
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of issues of American Book Review. The journal will increase honoraria to writers and help launch a subscription drive aimed at libraries.
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication, promotion, and related costs for issues of Zyzzyva, a magazine featuring the work of West Coast writers. Each issue includes approximately 20 writers, one-third of whom have never been in print.
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