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Spotlight on the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP)

On Friday, May 8, between 12 PM and 5 PM, Akashic will participate in The Literary Mews: Discussing Diaspora, a book fair in and around Washington Mews (New York University between Fifth Avenue & University Place), as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. This event, cosponsored by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) and the NYU Creative Writing Program, promises literature and music from all over the world.

In celebration of this global book fair, today we’re pleased to spotlight our friends at the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

clmpFrom the CLMP website:

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses serves one of the most active segments of American arts and culture: the independent publishers of exceptional fiction, poetry and prose. Literary magazines and presses accomplish the backstage work of American literature: discovering new writers; supporting mid-career writers; publishing the creative voices of communities underrepresented in the mainstream commercial culture; and preserving literature for future readers by keeping books in print.

Independent literary publishing requires a unique balance of art and business. Organizational strength and good business practices are as necessary to the survival of these publishers as their editorial work is to the vitality of American letters.

As the service organization to these publishers, the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses guides literature through the business of publishing.

CLMP believes that stronger organizations and operations result in our members’ literature reaching a larger and more diverse audience. CLMP’s practical approach to this philosophy is two-tiered. Our services and resources are designed to develop each member’s publishing capacity through increased marketing and organizational skills, while CLMP also serves as a nexus of communication, promoting shared learning across the entire field.

The field of literary publishing incorporates a wide diversity of presses and magazines: those with budgets of less than $5,000 to those of more than $1 million; publishers working in large cities, rural areas, and every place in between; and representing an astounding array of aesthetic and editorial missions.

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses unifies the strengths of this diverse field by serving literary publishers’ common needs and goals while celebrating their independent voices.

Click here to learn more about CLMP.


Posted: May 6, 2015

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