2013 Grant Awards: Art Works
[ March 8, 2012 deadline ]
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Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc.
To support the research for -- and publication and promotion of -- in-depth portfolios in the journal A Public Space exploring a literary scene, under-recognized writer, and historical moment. Topics will include the Austrian writer Ernst Weiss; the Swedish writer Kirsten Ekman; and Namibian writers who have explored the transition from colonialism through war to a struggling but functioning democracy.
Alice James Poetry Cooperative, Inc. (aka Alice James Books)
To support the publication and promotion of new books of poetry by, among others, Matthew Olzmann, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Tamiko Beyer, and Suzanne Parker. Titles will be chosen via editorial solicitation and three annual competitions - the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Kinereth Gensler Awards, and the Kundiman Poetry Prize.
American Poetry Review
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of issues of The American Poetry Review. The tabloid will conduct a direct mail campaign with a reduced price incentive to approximately 75,000 potential new readers.
Archipelago Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of international works of fiction and poetry in English translation. Works in French, Spanish, Italian, Icelandic and other languages will be translated into English. Scheduled authors include Pierre Michon, Severo Sarduy, Antonio Tabucchi, Halldor Laxness, Jose Angel Valente, Franketienne, and Josep Pla.
Arizona State University (on behalf of Bilingual Review Press)
To support the publication of new titles by Latina/o writers Naomi Ayala and Edmundo Desnoes, as well as the conversion of backlist fiction titles to e-book formats. The press will convert books by such writers as Rolando Hinojosa, Ron Arias, Stella Pope Duarte, Rick Rivera, and Elva Trevino Hart.
Aunt Lute Foundation (aka Aunt Lute Books)
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication and promotion of print and electronic books by American Indian and Chicana authors. Authors being considered are Reid Gomez, Ire'ne Lara Silva, and LeAnne Howe. The press will promote the books through social media, touring authors in pairs, reviving partnerships with local community organizers, and maintaining proactive blogs on the press's website with suggested writing projects and other incentives.
Badgerdog Literary Publishing, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of the journal American Short Fiction, including events, online editions of the magazine, and a subscription campaign. The journal will publish short stories each month exclusively on its website, and will promote its print and online content through social media, Google network ad campaigns, blog updates, podcasts of author interviews and readings, and workshops and other events.
Bamboo Ridge Press
To support Hawaiian literature through the publication and promotion of the journal Bamboo Ridge and a collection of short stories and poems by Gail Harada. Authors published by Bamboo Ridge conduct free public readings, class visits, workshops, and panel discussions in urban and rural Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, and Molokai.
Bard College (on behalf of Conjunctions)
To support the publication and promotion of print and electronic versions of the theme-based journal Conjunctions, including maintenance of the journal's newly redesigned website. Published twice a year, each issue has a unifying theme, averages 400 pages, and includes the work of 30-50 authors, many of them debut writers.
BOA Editions, Ltd.
To support the publication and promotion of print and electronic books of poetry, memoir, and short fiction. Works by such writers as Lucille Clifton, Jim Daniels, and Li-Young Lee will be published and promoted. BOA also will release previously published backlist titles electronically, including books by Naomi Shihab Nye, Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, and Dorianne Laux.
Boston Critic, Inc. (aka Boston Review)
To support the publication of -- and author payments for -- poetry and fiction in the Boston Review, to be distributed free online. The review devotes a full 20 percent of its content to poetry and fiction, a larger commitment than any other general interest magazine. The content is selected and edited by the award-winning poet Timothy Donnelly and the award-winning novelist Junot Diaz.
Boston University (on behalf of AGNI Magazine)
To support the publication and promotion of AGNI magazine, including a direct-mail campaign and digital conversion. The journal will increase payments to writers and make its issues available on e-readers such as the Kindle.
Canopy Canopy Canopy, Inc. (aka Triple Canopy)
To support the production and promotion of Triple Canopy, an online magazine where staff collaborate with writers on written, visual, and interactive projects. Each issue of the journal contains nine internet-based projects curated around a particular theme and developed over three to six months.
Center for the Art of Translation
San Francisco, CA
To support the print and electronic publication and promotion by Two Lines Press of books in translation from Spanish, French, and Hebrew, as well as an anthology of international literature. Two Lines will publish exclusive online content monthly and will promote its publications through its blog, podcasts, author/translator interviews, videos, and social media.
Coffee House Press
To support the print and electronic publication and promotion of volumes of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Scheduled writers include Lightsey Darst, Sarah Fox, Bob Holman, Kenneth Koch, Norah Labiner, Jack Marshall, and Eleni Sikelianos.
Copper Canyon Press
Port Townsend, WA
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of new print and electronic books of poetry. Scheduled authors include W.S. Merwin, Lucia Perillo, Bob Hicok, Sarah Lindsay, Kwame Dawes, Jim Harrison, Forrest Gander, Jane Miller, Brenda Shaughnessy, and Frank Stanford.
Curators of the University of Missouri at Columbia
To support new print, online, and audio versions of The Missouri Review, a quarterly literary magazine of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The online edition provides the unabridged version of each issue, and can be read on mobile devices, such as an e-reader or smartphone.
To support the publication and promotion of new books of fiction and e-book reprints. Scheduled authors as Stephen Dixon, Padgett Powell, Nadine Gordimer, and Ellen Gilchrist. The press will release new print books by Roy Kesey, Merrill Joan Gerber, Eugene Marten, David Ohle, and Jason Ockert; as well as ebooks from Jonathan Baumbach, Abby Frucht, J. Robert Lennon, Ander Monson, Greg Johnson, and Michael Martone.
Emerson College (on behalf of Ploughshares)
To support the publication and promotion of the guest-edited journal Ploughshares, as well as the digital publication of 40 years of back issues. 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 Major Jackson and Peter Ho Davies.
Feminist Press, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of a novel by Muriel Rukeyser, a memoir of life in an Iranian prison, and a translated Czech novel, as well as the digitization of backlist titles. The press will digitize its most requested titles, including books by such international female writers as Helena Zenna Smith, Suzette Haden Elgin, Dorothy West, Fadumo Korn, Helen Barolini, Louise DeSalvo, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Louise Meriwether, Vivian Gornick, Shahrnush Parsipur, and Ama Ata Aidoo.
Fence Magazine, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of print and electronic books of poetry and the journal Fence, as well as a monthly podcast and the Constant Critic, an online poetry-book review site. Scheduled authors include Philip Jenks, Prageeta Sharma and Laura Sims.
Four Way Books, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of books by emerging writers. Scheduled authors include Alex Dimitrov, Melissa Ginsburg, Yona Harvey, Joy Katz, Brian Komei-Dempster, Louise Mathias, and Kamilah Aisha Moon.
To support the publication and promotion of contemporary works of fiction with settings as widespread as Nigeria, Germany, Norway, Ireland, and Sri Lanka. Scheduled authors include Kevin Barry, Jessica Francis Kane, Ru Freeman, Percival Everett, Fiona Maazel, Robert Boswell, Susan Steinberg, Gaute Heivoll, Eugen Ruge, and Igoni Barrett.
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts
To support the print and electronic publication and promotion of the journal Gulf Coast, including a reading series, exclusive free online content, and independent press book and magazine fair. The journal regularly reviews almost exclusively first books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
Immaterial Inc. (aka Cabinet)
To support the publication and promotion of the multidisciplinary magazine Cabinet. The quarterly publication features an eclectic array of topical essays by historians, novelists, scientists, philosophers, artists, and others often centered on a particular theme.
To support the publishing and promotion of the journal Kenyon Review, as well as biweekly updates to to its website featuring micro-interviews with featured authors. The micro-interviews are shorter and more concise than traditional interviews, appealing to a web savvy market.
Milkweed Editions, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by Deni Y. Bechard, Jon Pineda, David Rhodes, J. Drew Lanham, and Vietnamese poet Ngo Tu Lap, translated by Martha Collins. Books will be released in both print and e-book editions.
Narrative Magazine, Inc.
San Francisco, CA
To support artist fees and upgrades for the free online magazine Narrative. The journal publishes more than 350 authors and artists each year and has more than 170,000 subscribers.
New York University School of Medicine (on behalf of Bellevue Literary Review)
New York, NY
To support author payments and the creation and promotion of a digital version of the Bellevue Literary Review, which explores the relationships between illness, health, and healing through fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. The journal will actively pursue ways to connect with urban neighborhoods; hospitalized patients; medical staff; and disabled, hearing-impaired, and visually-impaired individuals.
New York University School of Medicine (on behalf of Bellevue Literary Press)
New York, NY
To support the development of a new Web site, academic and library promotions, book group outreach, and an expanded online presence for the press's backlist. Publisher of the Pulitzer Prize-winning first novel Tinkers by Paul Harding, the press will offer on its Web site exclusive interviews with authors, downloadable excerpts from past and upcoming titles, a full online catalog, upcoming events, reading group and curriculum guides, a newsletter archive, a program for individual donations, and links to relevant articles, videos, and podcasts.
One Story, Inc.
To support the launch of a website and digital application allowing readers to select back issues of the journal and combine them into one-of-a-kind digital and print-on-demand anthologies. The journal will also update all marketing materials inserted into the issues to better reflect how people read, donate, and shop.
Orion Society (aka Orion Magazine)
Great Barrington, MA
To support prose and poetry in Orion as well as various digital platforms for easy access to multimedia content. A magazine with a focus on the natural world, the journal will offer Kindle Singles; multimedia author readings and interviews; a website optimized for use on mobile and app-ready devices; e-books; and an online, searchable digital archive.
Oxford American Literary Project
Little Rock, AR
To support artist fees for The Oxford American magazine. Featuring new and established writers, the quarterly magazine, which explores the complexity and vitality of the American South, has published such Southern writers as James Agee, Karen Russell, Donna Tartt, Beth Ann Fennelly, Kevin Brockmeier, and Jack Pendarvis.
Paris Review Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of 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.
Provincetown Arts Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of Provincetown Arts, a journal dedicated to the creative activity and public recognition of the nation's oldest continuous art colony. Published once a year, each issue features a pairing of a writer with an artist, in which a writer explores the meaning and/or influence of particular visual artists or current art exhibit.
Rain Taxi, Inc.
To support the publication, promotion, and distribution of Rain Taxi Review of Books, free in both print and online versions. 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.
Red Hen Press, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion of new books of poetry and fiction, with the fiction titles also offered as e-books. Scheduled authors include Peggy Shumaker, Katharine Coles, Brynn Saito, John Van Kirk, Andrew Lam, and Tess Taylor.
Research Foundation of the City University of New York
New York, NY
To support the publication and promotion of Lost & Found, a series of chapbooks of letters, lectures, and other archived material on artists associated with the New American Poetry. Projects include Diane di Prima: Selected Lectures; David Henderson: Umbra Extensions; Charles Olson: Writings on Dance and the Body; and Pauline Kael & Robert Duncan: Selected Correspondence.
Sarabande Books, Inc.
To support the publication and promotion, including two video trailers, of print and e-books by Laura Kasischke, Patricia Vigderman, Joanne Dominque Dwyer, Thomas Heise, and Kiki Petrosino. The press also will publish Red Holler, an anthology of contemporary Appalachian poetry, prose, and graphic narratives.
Teachers and Writers Collaborative
New York, NY
To support the publication of Teacher's & Writer's Magazine, the conversion of backlist print books to e-books, and the building of a digital archive of literary arts education materials. The collaborative has published more than 80 books about the teaching of creative writing, as well as periodicals dating back to 1967.
To support payments to writers and promotion costs for the Threepenny Review. The proposed issues will be promoted through literary events, author appearances at local book fairs, the journal's website and Facebook page, and a direct-mail campaign with a proven track record aimed at more than 90,000 readers.
Tupelo Press, Inc.
North Adams, MA
To support the publication and promotion of books of poetry; enhanced e-books with audio components; a real-time, open-source poem; and multimedia poetry apps incorporating art, film, and music. In addition to publishing traditional books by such poets as Pablo Neruda, Amaud Jamal Johnson, Brazilian poet Adelia Prado, Chinese poet Zang Di, and Syrian poet Muhammad al-Maghut, the press seeks to redefine forms of poetry and prose by focusing on digital technologies that permit writers to re-imagine the "page."
Ugly Duckling Presse, Ltd.
To support the publication and promotion of new books of poetry by emerging writers, poetry in translation, and new texts in experimental forms. Books will be published under the press's Emerging Writers Series; Eastern European Poets Series; the Lost Literature Series, focusing on forgotten or overlooked international works; and the Dossier Series, focusing on investigative and experimental texts.
University of Hawaii at Manoa (on behalf of MANOA: 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 Houston (on behalf of Arte Publico Press)
To support the conversion of the press's backlist to e-books for availability through the gamut of e-distributors and platforms. Founded in 1979, Arte Público is one of the oldest and largest publishers of Latino authors in the US, including such distinguished writers as Rodolfo Anaya, Ana Castillo, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Rolando Hinojosa, Nicholasa Mohr, Pat Mora, Miguel Pinero, Tomas Rivera, Gary Soto, Victor Villasenor, and Helena Maria Viramontes.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
To support the publication and promotion of novels by Lookout Books, the art and science journal Ecotone. The press will reissue the novel The Prodigal Women by Nancy Hale.
University of Northern Iowa (on behalf of North American Review)
Cedar Falls, IA
To support the publication and promotion of The North American Review. The journal will conduct the 13th annual James Hearst Poetry Prize; record and circulate a quarterly Literary Roundtable podcast, including audio recordings of its authors reading their work; and promote its issues through social media.
University of Rochester (on behalf of Open Letter Books)
To support the publication and promotion of books in translation and the continuation of the translation website Three Percent. Works from Germany, Denmark, Bulgaria, Italy, Iceland, and Greece will be translated. The website features 50-70 book reviews per year; the Best Translated Book Awards; and posts on international awards, new works, opportunities for translators, the future and business of publishing, and book culture in general.
Voice of Witness
San Francisco, CA
To support the publication of and outreach for recently published anthologies of in-depth, oral history interviews with survivors of human rights and social justice crises. Founded by author Dave Eggers and physician/human rights scholar Lola Vollen, the press will promote the following titles: Invisible Hands: Narratives of Human Rights in the Global Economy; Throwing Stones: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence; The Refugee Hotel; and High Rise Stories: Narratives from Chicago Public Housing.
To support the publication and promotion of new books of poetry. Works by such poets as Kazim Ali, Rae Armantrout, Heather Christie, Brenda Coultas, Annie Finch, Peter Gizzi, Brenda Hillman, and Yusef Komunyakaa will be published and promoted. The press will promote the books through organized reading tours for each author and new digital initiatives including custom e-book and print-on-demand anthologies and free online teaching guides.
White Pine Inc.
To support the translation, publication, and promotion of books of poetry. The press will publish the work of Polish poet Agnieszka Kuliak,Portugese poet Herberto Helder, Korean Zen poet Chin'gak Kuksa Hyesim, Mexican poet Alberto Ruy Sanchez, and American poet Christopher Merrill.
Words Without Borders
New York, NY
To support Words Without Borders: The Online Magazine of International Literature. Each month, the free journal publishes 10-15 pieces of fiction, poetry, and literary nonfiction translated into English for the first time, often alongside the original language version; all work remains archived online and is available at no charge.
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