Amazon Literary Partnership is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit literary organizations. You can submit your application through April 15, and we will announce the grants in June.
Since inception, Amazon has helped writers tell their stories and find readers, and since 2009, Amazon Literary Partnership has provided more than $16 million in grant funding to empower writers by helping them create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive.
Amazon Literary Partnership seeks to fund organizations that champion diverse, marginalized, and underrepresented authors and storytellers. Our previous grant recipients represent both local and national institutions of all sizes and include nonprofit writing centers, residencies, fellowships, after-school classes, literary magazines, national organizations supporting storytelling and free speech, and internationally acclaimed publishers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. In 2023, we provided nearly $1 million in grant funding to 93 literary organizations across the country.
Once again, we are excited to work with the nation’s largest membership-based nonprofit organization advocating for American poets and poetry, the Academy of American Poets, on our Poetry Fund. The Academy’s mission is to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy will convene a panel to review 2024 grant applications and disperse 10 to 15 grants for the Poetry Fund.
We will also again work with Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) for our Literary Magazine Fund. The aim of CLMP is to ensure a diverse and vibrant literary landscape by increasing the organizational capacity of small literary publishers, advocating on their behalf, and working to bring multiple literary stakeholder communities together. Like the Poetry Fund, the Literary Magazine Fund will administer 10 to 15 grants in 2024, selected by a panel convened by CLMP.
We are honored to support the literary community and look forward to providing grant funding in 2024. Keep reading to learn more about Amazon Literary Partnership.
What is Amazon Literary Partnership?
Amazon Literary Partnership is committed to uplifting and amplifying the voices of overlooked writers by supporting the literary community. We provide grants to writing programs and nonprofit literary organizations and groups that champion writers and diversity in storytelling.
What does Amazon Literary Partnership do?
Since 2009, Amazon Literary Partnership has provided $16 million in grants to more than 150 U.S. organizations, assisting thousands of writers. We have supported the National Book Foundation, Cave Canem, Girls Write Now, Hurston Wright Foundation, PEN America, Poets & Writers, National Novel Writing Month, Words Without Borders, and more. We support literary centers, writing workshops, residencies, fellowships, literary magazines, independent publishers, poetry, and translation programs. Writers supported by these organizations have become bestselling authors and literary award winners.
How do the grants work and how can I apply?
Amazon Literary Partnership provides grants to nonprofit literary organizations on an annual basis. Applications for 2024 grants, including the Poetry Fund and Literary Magazine Fund, are open now through April 15. Grant recipients will be announced in June. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Due to the volume of requests, we are unable to respond personally to each inquiry, nor can we provide guidance on applications. See the online application.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be a registered nonprofit organization in the U.S. with a core mission to develop emerging writers, support diversity, celebrate storytelling, and/or build authors’ careers. Organizations should be structurally and financially sound; display energy, passion, and reach; and have an online presence and an enthusiastic membership or readership. We rarely support school-affiliated programs (K-12, MFAs).
When is the submission period?
Submissions will be accepted February 6 through April 15, 2024.