2008 Grant Awards: Access to Artistic Excellence
[ March 12, 2007 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
Academy of American Poets
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of issues of American Poet magazine. The Academy also will expand its online publishing initiative, poets.org, which serves nearly one million visitors each month.
Alice James Poetry Cooperative (aka Alice James Books)
To support the publication and promotion of poetry titles from annual competitions. The selected poets will read from their works at venues around the country.
American Poetry Review
To support the publication and promotion of issues 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.
Archipelago Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of works of fiction in translation. Proposed works will be translated into English from Arabic, French, Basque, Swedish, Polish, Czech, and Dutch.
Arizona State University (on behalf of Bilingual Review Press)
To support the publication and promotion of collections of poetry by Latino writers in the Bilingual Review Press. Proposed titles to be published include The Art of Exile by William Archila, 13th Street by Naomi Ayala, Boomerang by Brenda Crdenas, and Long Distance by Steven Cordova.
Aspect, Inc. (aka Zephyr Press)
To support the publication and promotion of bilingual books of poetry by Turkish-German, Polish, and Hong Kong poets by Zephyr Press. The Web site will also be expanded into a premier site for international poetry, with bilingual poems and audio files of poets reading their work.
Associates of the University of California Press (on behalf of University of California Press)
To support the publication and promotion of experimental poetry as part of the press's New California Poetry Series. Titles are selected by Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Calvin Bedient, and Forrest Gander.
Aunt Lute Foundation (aka Aunt Lute Books)
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of works of fiction by women writers. Proposed titles include a translation of Beautiful and Dark by Spanish writer Rosa Montero, and a collection of writing about and from women incarcerated in prisons titled Word for Word.
Ausable Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry. The press will advertise its titles in catalogues mailed to 5,000 individuals and bookstores.
Bard College (on behalf of Conjunctions)
To support the publication and promotion of issues of the journal Conjunctions. Published twice a year, each issue of the journal has a unifying theme and averages more than 400 pages.
Bard College (on behalf of Words Without Borders)
To support the continued development and promotion of Words Without Borders, an interactive Web site devoted to international literature. The project will focus on literature from the Islamic world.
Big River Association (aka River Styx)
St Louis, MO
To support the publication and distribution of issues of River Styx, St. Louis's oldest literary magazine. Contributors are selected from an annual pool of 6,000 submissions.
BOA Editions, Ltd.
To support the production, promotion, and related expenses for new volumes of poetry and fiction. Scheduled authors include Lucille Clifton, Kazim Ali, Alan Michael Parker, Jessica Treat, Wendy Mnookin, Daniel Grandbois, and Katy Lederer.
Boston University (on behalf of AGNI Magazine)
To support the publication and promotion of issues of AGNI Magazine. The magazine will conduct a direct-mail campaign, hire a publicist, and place newly designed advertisements in national magazines.
CALYX, Inc. (aka CALYX, A Journal of Art & Literature by Women)
To support the publication and promotion of issues of CALYX, A Journal of Art & Literature by Women, and a series of focus groups composed of CALYX readers. The project also includes a promotional program with direct mailings, special Web site offers, and author readings across the country.
Center for Religious Humanism (aka 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 a direct-mail campaign.
Children's Book Press
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication of and educational programming for volumes of multicultural and bilingual children's literature by authors and artists of color. Scheduled writers and illustrators include Luca Gonzalez and Lulu Delacre; Jos Ramirez and Ina Cumpiano; Francisco X. Alarcn and Maya Christina Gonzalez; and Malathi Michelle Iyengar.
Coffee House Press
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Scheduled writers include Linda Hogan, Andrei Codrescu, A.B. Spellman, Anne Boyer, Jack Marshall, Eleni Sikelianos, and Akilah Oliver.
College of Charleston (on behalf of Crazyhorse literary journal)
To support the publication and promotion of issues of Crazyhorse, including a large scale direct-mail campaign as well as increased print runs, author payments, and advertisements.
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend, WA
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of poetry. Authors will include Dennis O'Driscoll, Ruth Stone, Pablo Neruda, C.D. Wright, Alfred Corn, and Gregory Orr.
Curators of the University of Missouri at Columbia (on behalf of The Missouri Review)
To support the publication, promotion, and related expenses for issues of The Missouri Review. The journal's Web site currently draws an average of 500,000 hits per month.
Curbstone Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of works of multicultural poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Curbstone Press will sponsor readings at cultural and educational institutions around the country.
Daily Poetry Association (aka Poetry Daily)
To support daily updates to the online publication Poetry Daily. The Web site features a new poem every day of the year, as well as criticism and links to contemporary poetry and poets.
Dalkey Archive Press
To support the publication and promotion of original and reprinted works of fiction in translation. The press will publish titles from the Czech Republic, Portugal, Argentina, Spain, France, Estonia, Russia, Cuba, and Poland.
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of poetry, fiction, and essays. Scheduled authors include H. L. Hix, Carol Moldaw, Jennifer Atkinson, and Roberto Manzano.
Feminist Press, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books by international women writers. Authors hail from the Middle East, the United States, and Mexico.
Fence Magazine, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of issues of Fence. Fence Books will also publish Carl Martin's third book of poetry, Rogue Hemlocks.
Four Way Books, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of poetry and fiction. Scheduled authors include Catherine Bowman, Kevin Prufer, C. S. Carrier, and Alissa Valles.
Saint Paul, MN
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of volumes of poetry and creative nonfiction. Scheduled authors include James Longenbach, Eamon Grennan, Linda Gregg, Jason Shinder, Tess Gallagher, and Katie Ford.
Hudson Review, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of the 60th-anniversary issue of the Hudson Review. This special issue will include contributions from Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Spencer, Joseph Epstein, and Penelope Fitzgerald.
To support publication costs and related expenses for issues of The Kenyon Review. The Review 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 and Agricultural and Mechanical College (on behalf of Louisiana State University Press)
Baton Rouge, LA
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of volumes of poetry and fiction by the Louisiana State University Press. Scheduled authors include Brendan Galvin, Sarah Kennedy, Clarence Major, Daniel Hoffman, and Constance Merritt.
Milkweed Editions, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Scheduled authors include John Caddy, Melissa Kwasny, Seth Kantner, David Rhodes, and Christopher Merrill.
To support the publication and national distribution of issues of Ploughshares. The fall 2008, winter 2008-09, and spring 2009 issues will feature new work by as many as 35 poets and 20 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.
Rain Taxi, Inc.
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of issues of Rain Taxi Review of Books. The quarterly magazine has a current national circulation of 18,000 copies.
Sarabande Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of collections of fiction, poetry, and an anthology of literary essays. The press will promote the authors online to rural and urban schools and libraries.
Small Press Distribution, Inc.
To support a distribution initiative targeting bookstores, libraries, and academic settings in all 50 states. Publications from approximately 450 small and independent presses will be included.
Southern Methodist University (on behalf of Southwest Review)
To support the publication and promotion of the Southwest Review. One issue will be devoted to "modern fiction from Arabic women."
To support authors' fees and promotional costs for issues of the Threepenny Review. The proposed issues will be promoted through a direct-mail campaign, collaborative literary events with other organizations, advertising, appearances at local book fairs, and the journal's Web site.
Ugly Duckling Presse, Ltd.
To support the publication and promotion of books of experimental literature. The press will promote the titles at local and regional press fairs.
University of Hawaii at Manoa (on behalf of Manoa)
To support the publication of issues of Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing. One of the scheduled issues will accompany a documentary on Hawaii's 50 years of statehood.
University of Houston-Victoria (on behalf of American Book Review)
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of issues of American Book Review. The journal also will co-sponsor a reading series with the university featuring lectures, roundtable discussions, workshops, and podcasts.
University of Massachusetts at Amherst (on behalf of Jubilat)
To support the publication and promotion of issues of Jubilat. Each issue will feature contemporary poetry, translations, reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, and author interviews.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (on behalf of University of Nebraska Press)
To support the publication and advertising of American and international fiction and creative nonfiction by the University of Nebraska Press. Proposed authors originate from such countries as Algeria, Argentina, Haiti, France, Switzerland, and Spain.
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