2012 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 10, 2011 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, promotion, and distribution of books of poetry. Titles will be chosen via editorial solicitation and three annual competitions---the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Kinereth Gensler Awards, and the Kundiman Poetry Prize.
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, Croatian, Czech, French, Norwegian, Romanian, 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 author interviews and readings.
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, averages more than 400 pages, and includes the work of as many as 50 different authors.
BOA Editions, Ltd.
To support the production, promotion, and related expenses for new volumes of poetry, author interviews, and short fiction. Scheduled authors include Bruce Beasley, Lucille Clifton, Tony Leuzzi, Aimee Parkison, Ira Sadoff, and Barton Sutter.
Boise State University (on behalf of Ahsahta Press)
To support the publication and promotion of an anthology of postmodern and pastoral poetry. The press will promote the anthology through Facebook, Twitter, author readings, newsletter mailings, and an online component featuring teaching aids that accompany the anthology.
Boston University (on behalf of AGNI Magazine)
To support the publication and promotion of the literary journal AGNI.
Center for the Art of Translation
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of Two Lines, an annual anthology of international writing in translation. The center will publish two collections of Arabic literature in addition to expanding their exclusive online content, and inaugurating a series of monographs.
Children's Book Press
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of multicultural and bilingual board books for early readers. In addition to reprinting 13 backlist titles, the press will continue 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 Judith Kitchen, Kei Miller, Amanda Nadelberg, Wang Ping, Sun Yung Shin, Sotere Terregian, and Quincy Troupe.
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend, WA
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of poetry in both traditional and electronic book formats. Scheduled authors include James Arthur, Robert Bringhurst, Cyrus Cassells, Natalie Diaz, Dan Gerberk, Tung-Hui Hu, W.S. Merwin, Lucia Perillo, David Wagoner, and Dean Young.
Creative Nonfiction Foundation
To support the digitization of back issues from the journal Creative Nonfiction. This project will provide readers with access to back issues through their website as well as print-on-demand and e-reader technologies.
Curators of the University of Missouri at Columbia
To support the publication, promotion, and related expenses for the print, digital, and audiobook versions of The Missouri Review. The review is available in a digital and audio format that creates a dynamic presentation of literature, allowing for new ways of engaging the public with artworks and providing greater accessibility; the online format also will capture detailed breakdowns of subscriber usage, including time spent on specific pages and listening to audio recordings.
Dalkey Archive Press
To support the publication and promotion of works of fiction and creative nonfiction in translation, including unpublished work by acclaimed Serbian author Danilo Kis. The press will publish titles from France, Japan, Serbia, and Switzerland.
To support the publication, promotion, and national distribution of books of fiction. Scheduled authors include Eugene Cross, Matt Dojny, Josh Russell, George Singleton, and Jennifer Spiegel.
Emerson College (on behalf of Ploughshares)
To support the publication and national distribution of the literary journal Ploughshares. The editorial policy of Ploughshares stipulates that each issue be guest-edited by a writer who is given autonomy to apply his or her aesthetic vision; planned guest editors include Nick Flynn and Patricia Hampl.
Etruscan Press, Inc.
To support a marketing campaign to expand readership and increase book sales for Etruscan Press literature. The project will include a web-based peer-mentorship program designed to directly connect authors with potential readers.
Fence Magazine, Inc. (aka Fence Books)
To support the maintenance and development of The Constant Critic, Fence's free online website featuring weekly reviews of contemporary poetry books. The online review will continue to provide payment to its editors and critics; critics include Jordan Davis, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Ray McDaniel, and Vanessa Place.
Four Way Books, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of books of poetry and fiction, including first books by emerging authors. Scheduled authors include Joan Aleshire, Cynthia Cruz, Blas Falconer, Farrah Field, Patrick Ryan Frank, Paul Lisicky, and Rose McLarney.
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of volumes of fiction and poetry by emerging and mid-career authors. This project includes new works by writers from Mexico, Ireland, England, China, Norway, France, and India, together with an imaginative new translation of Dante's Inferno from Mary Jo Bang.
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts
To support the publication and promotion of the biannual journal Gulf Coast. The project includes support for the Gulf Coast Reading Series, an annual season of readings introducing local, emerging writers.
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of books of fiction and creative nonfiction characterized by a strong sense of place. Scheduled authors include Helen Correll, Philip Gerard, John Lane, and Michel Stone.
Immaterial, Inc. (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 the 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 micro-interviews with the authors who appear in the print journal.
Les Figues Press
Los Angeles, CA
To support the publication, distribution, and promotion of works of poetry and literary prose from the TrenchArt series. Scheduled authors include Kim Rosenfield, Michael du Plessis, Matias Viegener, Mark Rutkoski, Melissa Buzzeo, Chris Tysh, and Divya Victor.
Milkweed Editions, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Scheduled authors include D.Y. Béchard, Matthew Eck, Jim Heynen, Christopher Howell, Sally Keith, Amy Leach, and Eric Pankey.
n+1 Foundation, Inc. (aka n+1)
To support the publication and promotion of n+1 magazine, a literary journal devoted to the development of young, unpublished writers. This project includes the publication of a book of essays, the digitization of back issues, and the launch of a podcast series.
Narrative Magazine, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of Narrative Magazine, a free online journal of new literature. In 2011, Narrative's website will be upgraded to include community-building modules and allow readers to personally customize their onsite experience with features such as individual bookshelves.
One Story, Inc.
To support the publication of the literary journal One Story, and the launch of OS2, a sister magazine for young adults intended to introduce a new generation of readers to short fiction as a vital art form. OS2 will target an audience of 12- to 16-year-olds, publish one short story each month during the school year, launch on iPad and Kindle, and host a "tweet-in" where readers and authors connect in real-time via Twitter.
Orion Society (aka Orion Magazine)
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.
Oxford American Literary Project (aka The Oxford American)
To support the publication and promotion of the literary magazine The Oxford American, which explores the complexity and vitality of the American South. The magazine's website features SoLost, an artistic video series on such topics as bluegrass music in Arkansas and cheesemaking in Alabama.
Paris Review Foundation, Inc. (aka The Paris Review)
New York, NY
To support the publication of the literary quarterly The Paris Review. Launched in 1953, the journal is nationally recognized as a defining voice of contemporary literature and has published such acclaimed authors as John Ashberry, Richard Wilbur, Victor LaValle, and Lydia Davis.
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.
Sarabande Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of collections of short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Scheduled authors include Michael J. Lee, Paula Bohince, T. Fleischmann, Steven Cramer, and Elena Passarello.
Sixteen Rivers Press, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of a collection of poems and a chapbook of poetry. This project includes a website redesign, the conversion of inventory to e-books, and a Senior Outreach Project, involving readings and workshops at Bay Area senior facilities.
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 issues of the quarterly magazine Teachers & Writers; add an online interactive space for readers to comment on the magazine content; and launch a digital archive of material drawn from the 80 books and 44 years of periodicals published by the collaborative since 1967.
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, a new digital edition of the magazine, author appearances at local book fairs, and the journal's website and Facebook page.
Tupelo Press, Inc.
North Adams, MA
To support the publication and promotion of new fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The press will publish books by Alan Michael Parker, CM Burroughs, Lee Upton, James Friel, and Rusty Morrison.
Ugly Duckling Presse, Ltd.
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry and prose in experimental forms. As a part of its Emerging Writers Program, the press will publish books by Aase Berg, Sara Wintz, Lawrence Giffin, John Surowiecki, and Egyptian American poet and translator Maged Zaher.
University of Hawaii at Manoa (on behalf of Mãnoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing)
To support the publication, distribution, and design of the international literary journal Mãnoa. 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 Massachusetts at Amherst (on behalf of Jubilat)
To support the publication and promotion of the journal Jubilat. The journal's marketing strategy will include a direct mail campaign, print and online advertisements, and outreach to key bookstores not currently carrying the magazine.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
To support the publication and promotion of international fiction in translation at the University of Nebraska Press. Scheduled authors include Yasmine Khadra, Luc Lang, Ana María Shua, Évelyne Trouillot, and Laurent Mauvignier.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
To support the publication and promotion of the journal Ecotone, as well as books of poetry and fiction. The bi-annual journal seeks to bridge the gap between the literary world and the worlds of science and environmentalism.
University of Rochester (on behalf of Open Letter Books)
To support the publication and promotion of international literature in English translation. Open Letter Books will publish titles from Germany and Latin America.
University of Texas at Austin (on behalf of University of Texas Press)
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of Mexican literature in English translation. The press will print La estatua de sal by Salvador Novo, translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz; and El llano en llamas by Juan Rulfo, translated by Ilan Stavans.
Voice of Witness
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and production of The Voice of Witness oral history book series. Acclaimed and emerging authors will conduct in-depth interviews with survivors of human rights and social justice crises and produce collections of novelistic, first-person narratives.
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 short-story writer Olga Orozco, Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti and American poet Gary Young.
Words Without Borders
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of Words Without Borders, a free online journal of international literature in translation. Each month, the journal will publish 8-12 translated pieces of fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction, often alongside the original language version; all work remains archived online and is available at no charge.
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