CLMPages

Volume 10 . Number 1
Spring 2001

CLMP Expands Membership
Online and Electronic Publishers Now Eligible for Membership

Though the printed word remains important to literature, it should not define literature, and publishing more often connotes the distribution of work to readers rather than simply producing a printed page.

Many publishers who might once have hosted a collating party to put out a new literary magazine are turning to the Internet to help them present new, experimental or marginalized literature. In recognition of the increasingly important role that publishing in these new technologies plays in American letters, CLMP's Board of Directors has approved a proposal to expand CLMP's membership to online and electronic literary publishers.

CLMP's service to the field of independent literary publishing demands that the organization recognize the world of online publishing. Though the printed word remains important to literature, it should not define literature, and publishing more often connotes the distribution of work to readers rather than simply producing a printed page. These new media are home to increasing numbers of publishers who share the commitment to literary freedom and cultural expression that marks the members of CLMP.

CLMP also has recognized that the worlds of print and online publishing are quickly converging. As many current members begin to plan for online and electronic publishing initiatives of their own, online publishers realize that print editions and anthologies can attract readers and attention to the online work. By bringing online publishers into CLMP's programs of technical assistance and publisher connections, CLMP can only enrich the value of its services to all.

While membership standards of editorial and professional commitment remain the same, online publishers will have a separate application form that reflects the difference in technologies of content delivery. The application form will be available in print and online at www.clmp.org by late April 2001, and CLMP will make an effort to reach out to these publishers in the coming months.


New Readers for New Writers
CLMP and SPD Launch Pilot Literary Magazine Distribution Project

Literary magazines are increasingly the "proving ground" for new writers, and expanding their reach through targeted distribution and marketing efforts will benefit not only the field but the reading public.

With generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds, CLMP has joined forces with Small Press Distribution (SPD)—the nation's leading nonprofit wholesaler—to create "New Readers for New Writers". This one-year program will offer up to 50 literary magazines subsidized distribution contracts plus inclusion in national marketing initiatives designed to increase the availability of literary magazines to bookstores, libraries and individual buyers.

Because literary magazines have relatively small circulations and rarely publish more than four times a year, they are generally overlooked by the major distributors because they don't meet certain "bottom-line" requirements. And even when literary magazines are picked up by big distributors, they are often neglected and sometimes viewed as a drain on resources. CLMP and SPD counter that increasing the availability of literary magazines has a greater value than any profit and loss spreadsheet could ever show. Literary magazines are increasingly the "proving ground" for new writers, and expanding their reach through targeted distribution and marketing efforts will benefit not only the field but the reading public.

"New Readers" will select up to 50 magazines through a rigorous application process overseen by both CLMP and SPD. Successful applicants will then receive a one-year, subsidized, non-exclusive distribution contract with SPD. Magazines will benefit from the full range of SPD's marketing services and will be featured in a special section of its biannual catalogue.

The program's marketing activities will also include the Literary Magazine Kiosk, an independent single-copy sales Internet catalogue linked directly to the CLMP and SPD web sites, with SPD handling point of sale transactions and fulfillment. Further, the magazines will be featured in national advertising and direct mail campaigns designed to promote the magazines to individual buyers and encourage booksellers to order magazines through SPD.

The final aspect of the program is intended to educate booksellers about the importance and value of carrying literary magazines—and how they differ from other mainstream magazine titles. At the 2001 BookExpo America in Chicago, CLMP will host a panel discussion for booksellers on how to successfully carry literary magazines in their stores. Both CLMP and SPD will feature the magazines prominently in their booths at BEA.

Susan Kenny, director of CLMP's successful Literary Journal Institute, is coordinating this initiative for CLMP. Not only does she bring her experience of literary magazine's needs and potential from LJI, she understands the complexity of magazine distribution from her time at The New York Review of Books, Granta, and Index on Censorship. For more information on "New Readers for New Writers", please contact Kenny at skenny@clmp.org.


Chewing Over New Ideas
A Letter from the Executive Director

Dear CLMP Members and Friends:

Over lunch, my questions are often the same, but the answers I get couldn't be more varied. I always open with "What do you think this field needs the most?" and "How can CLMP help?"

As anyone who knows me well will tell you, there's nothing I enjoy more than meeting colleagues and friends over lunch in New York City. Over the last few months, I've had the pleasure of sharing caesar salads, grilled cheese, hummus and lots of coffee with dozens of new acquaintances in literary publishing.

Pricey places are not my speed. It's the small, out-of-the-way luncheonettes and ethnic restaurants that intrigue me. And New York is filled with them, especially downtown. With two little boys and a restaurant of my own (my husband is a chef), there is precious little time for evenings out or any kind of coast-to-coast travel. Lunch is my favorite way of conducting business.

Meeting and eating with publishers, writers, board members, staff from other literary organizations, and friends of the field has been the most enjoyable education I could have asked for. There's something about breaking bread with people that brings out the best in everyone. I've learned so much about the fascinating world of literary magazines and presses from the people who know it the best.

Just a few of my recent lunch companions: Bob Hershon (Hanging Loose Press), Allan Kornblum (Coffee House Press), Phil Fried (Manhattan Review), Rebecca Wolff (Fence), Josh Cohen (Boston Review), Bob Holman (the one and only), George Gibson (Walker & Company), Michael Coffey (Publishers Weekly), Lee Briccetti (Poets House), Nancy Shapiro (Teachers and Writers), Mary Bisbee-Beek (Beeksbee Books), Fiona McCrae (Graywolf Press), Thatcher Bailey (Copper Canyon Press), Sheryl Carlson (Barnes & Noble), Sheila Murphy (Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds), Willard Cook (Wendling Foundation), and the list goes on.

Over lunch, my questions are often the same, but the answers I get couldn't be more varied. I always open with "What do you think this field needs the most?" and "How can CLMP help?" Everyone has a different idea about what's most important, and without exception everyone agrees that the field needs more reliable, sustainable funding sources. But that is where the similarities end.

Enthusiastic cases have been made for everything from radio programs, national convenings, media kits, and statistical studies to branding campaigns, vendor collaboratives, syndicated book reviews, and even a "History of the Literary Magazine in America" road show. What all of these ideas seek is greater visibility for this field, a world of entrepreneurial publishers who produce what they do as labors of love.

So no matter what project we're considering or launching here at CLMP, I always return to that basic theme: visibility. How do we get more eyes reading what we publish? How do we make the world aware that we're here? How can we invite more people into this rich cultural world of ours? Whether it's our first membership conference scheduled for early 2002 (Wallace Institute III) or our pilot magazine distribution project (New Readers for New Writers), our CLMP Newswire, our revamped Ad Brokerage Program, our new Development Strategist for Literary Publishing, or our extraordinary website (www.clmp.org), our efforts are all pointed in that direction.

If you have any ideas on this score and plan to be in New York anytime soon, I'm probably free for lunch. Name a place and I'll meet you there. I'll be the one with the notepad and pen in hand.

Best,
Peggy Randall
Executive Director


Subsidiary Rights: An Owner's Manual
A Publisher's Counsel

CLMPages is pleased to introduce its newest feature "A Publisher's Counsel", a regular column on legal issues affecting literary publishers written by Alan J. Kaufman. Kaufman, an attorney with the firm of Frankfurt Garbus Kurnit Klein & Selz—a preeminent entertainment/media/ publishing law firm, has more than 25 years of legal expertise and a thorough knowledge of the business of publishing. Kaufman served 20 years as senior vice president and general counsel for Penguin Books. He focuses on representing publishers in negotiating and drafting publishing and distribution agreements, and corporate, copyright and libel counseling.

The first column addresses the subject of subsidiary rights. Kaufman has generously agreed to act as counsel to CLMP, and is offering his legal services to CLMP members at a 20% discount. If you have any questions or comments, he can be reached at akaufman@fgks.com or (212) 826-5579.

Subsidiary rights are publication and related rights that are in addition to the right to initially publish a book in volume form. In a standard publishing agreement some rights are automatically granted to the publisher while others are negotiable. The following are the basic subsidiary rights:

Reprint Rights. These are the rights to republish a book after it has been initially published. Most subsidiary rights editions of books are, in effect, reprint rights editions. Reprint rights include hardcover reprint, anthology, and large-print rights, but most commonly refer to paperback reprint rights. Although some books, especially genre books (i.e., romance, sci-fi), are first published as paperbacks, the majority of books are initially distributed in hardcover. Publishers usually require the right to determine whether the book will be published first in hardcover or paperback.

If the publisher decides on hardcover, it will also want the right to determine whether to publish subsequent paperback edition(s) itself or to license reprint rights to another publisher, in which case the paperback rights become a subsidiary right. The licensing proceeds, which include an advance against royalties and all subsequent royalties once the advance is earned out, generally are split with the author on a 50/50 basis.

When the publisher offers up front to publish both hardcover and paperback editions, this is known as a hard/soft deal. The advantage to the author in this scenario is that the publisher pays full paperback royalties, rather than splitting licensing proceeds received from the paperback reprint publisher. The disadvantage to the author is that there is no advance to share, as there would be from a license to a paperback reprint publisher.

Book Club Rights. The publisher is always granted book club rights in a standard publishing agreement. Any licensing proceeds are generally split 50/50 with the author. While potential proceeds are determined by the book and by the size of the club, even small book clubs can provide income to publishers and authors. Some prominent books clubs are the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Literary Guild. Smaller ones include Quality Paperback Book Club and special interest clubs, like the History Book Club.

Serial Rights. First serial rights grant the right to publish all or a portion of the book prior to the publication of it in volume form. Second serial rights grant the same right but after publication of the book. Because very few magazines and newspapers serialize entire books anymore, serial rights are less valuable than they used to be. Still, magazine and book publishers have a symbiotic relationship when it comes to serial rights.

Magazines can save money by excerpting portions of books rather than commissioning original material. By licensing the first serial rights for a modest fee, publishers and authors gain free promotion for the book. The publisher is always granted second serial rights but not always first serial rights. The standard split is 90/10 in the author's favor for first and a 50/50 split for second serial rights.

Foreign Language Rights. These are the rights to translate a book into various foreign languages. Whether the publisher gets these rights is negotiable, and the usual split is 75/25 or 80/20, in the author's favor.

Foreign English Language Rights. These rights grant permission to republish the book in English outside the United States, its territories and possessions. As with foreign language rights, whether the publisher acquires this right is negotiable. The split is generally either 75/25 or 80/20, in the author's favor.

Audio Rights. Most publishers like to acquire audio rights, either to develop an audiobook themselves or to license the right to an audiobook publisher to do the same. If audio rights are licensed, the split for audio rights is usually 50/50.

Commercial/Merchandising Rights. These are the rights to make non-book products such as posters, toys, coloring books, and stationery derived from a book or one or more characters contained in a book. They are rarely licensed, but when they are they can be extremely valuable. Whether these rights are granted to the publisher is negotiable, but other than in juvenile publishing they are usually reserved by the author.

Performance Rights. These are the rights to create motion pictures, television/cable programming, theatrical productions, videocassettes and disks, and related rights based on a book or one or more characters contained in a book. As with merchandising rights, other than in juvenile publishing performance rights are usually reserved by the author.

Electronic Rights. The industry norm is that the publisher is entitled to create its own electronic version of the book and to license others the right to do so, but that interactive multimedia rights—which would be used to produce a CD-ROM, for example—are often reserved by the author. If the publisher licenses electronic book rights the split is 50/50; the royalty rate is negotiable if the publisher creates its own electronic books and products but is increasingly negotiated to be fifty percent (50%) of net receipts.

Subsidiary rights can be an important source of income to both publisher and an author; sometimes making the difference between a profitable publishing venture and an unprofitable one.


Development Assistance for Members and the Field
A New CLMP Initiative

In an effort to centralize foundation funding information for independent literary publishers, CLMP has established the position of Development Strategist for Literary Publishing, with support from the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds. This new initiative is intended to provide information about foundation funding for the field directly to CLMP's members.

CLMP has hired Beth Harrison for this position, a skilled freelance grant-proposal writer and book editor with 10 years of experience in editorial, marketing, and successful grant writing for publishers and museums. Harrison has worked at independent presses and literary magazines, including the Quarterly and Oxford Magazine. She founded her own literary magazine, Spinning Jenny, in 1994. "Literary magazines and presses are doing some of today's most important culture work," she says. "I'm thrilled to be working at CLMP in service of literary publishing."

In the coming months, CLMP will develop a database of foundation funding sources for literary publishers and will make this database available to its members through the CLMP website. Since many publishers duplicate efforts when researching funding for literary publishing, such a centralized source of information and exchange is expected to streamline those processes and provide a venue for the exchange of expertise.

Harrison will also keep abreast of changes in funding for literature and will disseminate appropriate grant announcements to the field. She will be available to members via phone and e-mail to field questions and provide guidance and advice, and will be CLMP's major advocate for funding for literary publishers nationwide.


Program Profiles

CLMP Newswire

In March, CLMP issued the first Newswire, a bimonthly e-mail news dispatch on the world of literary publishing. With funding from the Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds, CLMP has hired Los Angeles-based journalist Leslie Schwartz to cover the literary publishing beat, reporting new and underreported news.

Coverage includes notable achievements, innovative marketing and fundraising programs, people news, e-publishing ventures, grant making and fundraising trends, politics and policy issues affecting literary publishers, and awards and grants deadlines.

A freelance journalist, editor and fiction writer, Schwartz has 10 years of experience writing for newspapers and magazines. She is also a mentor of PEN Center West's Emerging Voices Program and had her first novel published by Simon & Schuster in 1999. Her short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines including The Sonora Review, Yellow Silk, Kalliope, and Transfer.

"I got my start as a writer in literary magazines," says Schwartz, "and I feel a debt of gratitude to the small press and magazine community…I'm truly glad to be giving something back to CLMP's members, many of whom published my work years ago."

The CLMP Newswire is available free to CLMP members and Friends, and will be archived on the CLMP web site. It is available to non-members for $12 per year. Text advertising space will be available, and greatly discounted for CLMP members. To subscribe or place an ad, email Peggy Randall at prandall@clmp.org. News items should be sent directly to Schwartz at lschwartz@clmp.org.

NYTAP

The New York State Council on the Arts has generously awarded $53,900 per year for the next three years towards the New York State Technical Assistance Program [NYTAP]. This grant shows a firm commitment to a program that has touched more than 100 literary magazines and presses in New York State since its launch in 1997.

New NYTAP programs for 2001 include: a training workshop in CLMP's Circulation Database Template; on-line transcripts of popular roundtable topics; The Literary Magazine Fair; an intern placement program to match interested and qualified individuals with publishers; and an intensive training workshop for literary publishing interns to help prepare them for their time with a magazine or press. Roundtable discussions, mentoring and the NYTAP Travel Fund will also continue.

Some notable successes over the last year include African Voices, who underwent one-on-one mentoring for fundraising and secured a $10,000 Challenge Grant from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Danny Lynch, of New York Stories, said of his marketing consultation, "[We] were catapulted light years ahead…in terms of having an overall strategy and…tactics in building the magazine's subscriber base. We'll spend the next year implementing what we learned."

Second Annual Literary Magazine Fair

What started out as a light-hearted idea for a "mixer" where New York City literary editors could meet up, mingle and network, is now an annual Literary Magazine Fair, an event featuring close to 100 literary magazines from all over the United States.

On June 10, 2001, CLMP will co-present the Second Annual Literary Magazine Fair with fair founders Rebecca Wolff of Fence and Jenine Gordon Bockman of Literal Latté. The Fair will be held at the Housing Works Used Book Café in Manhattan, a popular literary venue whose proceeds go to support homeless people with AIDS.

The fair's goal is to bring much-deserved attention to the incredible range of journals being produced in the U.S. and to make the journals accessible to a broader audience than ever before. The first fair was attended by an estimated 800 people, raised $3,000 for Housing Works, and sold out of almost all copies of the nearly 60 magazines that participated.

With each magazine selling samples for $2, it is a wonderful opportunity for readers to browse and buy while editors hover and mingle in the delightfully crowded aisles of the store. A panel discussion at 4pm will feature prominent editors discussing the past, present and future of this dynamic field.

The fair is presented as part of NYTAP.  While the fair includes magazines from all corners of the country, additional outreach efforts are made to involve New York-based magazines and bring upstate editors to the fair through travel subsidies.

CLMP at AWP

The 2001 Associated Writing Programs Conference in Palm Springs, CA, is host to the CLMP Literary Publishers Conference. This is the first year that CLMP has directed the conference, which was founded seven years ago by Lynn Leech of Shenandoah to take advantage of the large number of publishing colleagues attracted to the AWP Book Fair.

Leech continues to act as Conference Coordinator. She and LJI Director Susan Kenny have put together a schedule of five panel discussions on topics ranging from starting and operating a small press to using literary magazines as classroom texts, as well as two hands-on workshops on direct mail and fundraising for literary publishers.

CLMP will host a table in the Book Fair, and the CLMP staff will be available to meet with members. A reception for literary publishers will round out the activities of the week. The opportunity afforded by the AWP conference for CLMP to reach a large number of publishers is invaluable to CLMP's mission and services.

LJI's Legacy

Over the past two years, much has been written about the Literary Journal Institute. It has been one of the most successful programs CLMP has ever run.  CLMPages is taking one last opportunity to celebrate the success of this National Endowment for the Arts Leadership Initiative. Although LJI formally ended last October, the program lives on in a variety of permanent services for CLMP member magazines as well as in the lasting impact the program had on many of the participants.

LJI's goal was to help literary magazines better support their editorial missions with sound business and operational practices. Specifically, the program armed publishers with the necessary skills and tools to streamline day-to-day operations and stabilize or enhance earned and contributed income.

More than 140 literary magazines from 44 states participated in LJI through workshops, one-on-one consulting, and a peer support network. Because many participants sought to tackle complex operational issues, the results of the program will be better assessed over time. However, for many magazines, measurable results were nearly immediate. For example, one magazine overhauled its renewal letter series and saw renewal rates climb from 27% to 48% in less than 10 months. Another increased the response rate to its annual direct mail campaign by nearly 50%. And dozens of magazines made the transition from keeping subscription records in paper files to software specially designed to handle circulation—a move that will ultimately save precious staff time and help the magazines improve record-keeping and customer service.

According to Cliff Becker, Literature Program Director at the NEA, LJI "succeeded beyond our expectations and will have lasting value for the magazines." Becker also notes that the permanent tools and services developed through the program—the Toolkit, the Circulation Database Template, and the operational-issue oriented Email List—will continue to help the field well into the future, extending the reach of the program to magazines "not yet conceived of." Eight of the sixteen magazines that received direct NEA funding in 2001 are "LJI graduates" and Becker sees a correlation between LJI and the improved quality of magazine applications.

Susan Kenny, LJI Program Director, seconds Becker's assessment and adds "LJI was a well-designed and well-run program, but any measure of success lies with the magazines. They participated with enthusiasm, told us what they needed (or didn't need), and worked very hard to realize self-defined projects."


Celebrations of Literature

National Poetry Month

In April the nation celebrates the sixth annual National Poetry Month, coordinated by the Academy of American Poets.  2001 NPM features several new initiatives.

Visitors to www.poets.org, will be able to vote for their favorite poet to appear on future U.S. Postage stamps. Also via the web site, poetry readers will be able to subscribe to some of the country's leading literary magazines. This online subscription drive, featuring special offers and excerpts, is co-sponsored by CLMP.

Dialogue Among Civilizations Through Poetry

Coordinated by Rattapallax Press and the United Nations Society of Writers, the final week of March was witness to poetry readings in more than 100 cities around the world. The week was part of the UN's "Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations" to foster tolerance, cooperation and respect around the globe.

CLMP Executive Director Peggy Randall and Board Member David Lynn of The Kenyon Review, took part in a panel of international literary professionals discussing the establishment of an international poetry web site spearheaded by Poetry International-Rotterdam.

Small Press Month

March 2001 was the fifth annual Small Press Month, a national promotion of independent publishing coordinated by the Small Press Center and Publishers Marketing Association. In recognition of the important role that literary publishers play in the small press movement, CLMP was proud to provide support for this year's celebration.


Members News and Notes

AGNI

AGNI Magazine awarded the second annual Solomea Pavlychko Prize in Literary Criticism to essayist John Leonard. The prize is named for one of the magazine's contributing editors who died suddenly in 1999, and honors a critic whose work has enlarged America's literary horizons.

The Antioch Review

The Antioch Review has been publishing for 60 years. In addition to an anniversary issue that brings together the "best" of the past decade, Antioch Review is hosting a series of readings across the country to celebrate this milestone.

Graywolf Press

"Lover Boy" by Victoria Redel, winner of the first S. Mariella Gable Prize, will be published in April 2001. Submissions are now being accepted for the second Gable Prize, an award of $15,000 and publication in 2002 for a first novel. Guidelines for submissions can be found online at www.graywolfpress.org.

The Ohio Review

After thirty years of publishing, The Ohio Review is ceasing publication after Spring 2001. The Review celebrated its long and full history with the publication of a two volume "New & Selected" anniversary issue. These volumes include the work of W. S. Merwin, Czeslaw Milosz, Denise Levertov, John Ashbery, Adrienne Rich, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, and almost 200 others.

The Worcester Review

Throughout March 2001, The Worcester Review hosted several events featuring Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz to raise funds for the Review's Endowment Funds. The events are hoped to match a challenge grant of $50,000 to the endowment from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Farewells

In addition to The Ohio Review, several literary publishers have ceased publication. Victory Park, bananafish, and The Prose Poem have closed their doors, and New Rivers Press has suspended publication activities. New Rivers was founded by the late Bill Truesdale, and was one of the first literary presses to make a case to the IRS for the charitable status of the cultural work done by such publishers.

NYTAP Awards

The following New York State publishers were awarded travel stipends from CLMP.

Open City Books, NYC, NY, and BOA Editions, Ltd. Rochester, NY, to attend AWP Palm Springs; and Station Hill Press, Barrytown, NY, to attend a roundtable in NYC on developing a Board of Directors.


New Features on www.clmp.org

The development of web-based services to the field and the public continues apace. Many of the following features are designed to connect publishers, writers, readers and other interested parties around the country with literary resources and knowledge nationwide. Check out these new features:

Literary Publishing Jobs

This free job book is available to CLMP members and the public to both post and search for jobs in the field. With categories to list jobs and internships at publishers, bookstores, literary agencies and an array of other industry-related organizations, this resource will become an invaluable tool for recruiting interested and passionate people to the field.

Please make use of this tool: post open positions, tell your interns, students, and friends about it!

Literary Landscape

The Literary Landscape is designed to connect people with literary venues and events around the United States, from literary-friendly bookstores, to reading series, to hometowns of famous American writers. Publishers can use the Literary Landscape to plan regional author tours, readers can find out where to pick up a good book on their travels, and everyone can see the rich geography of literature in our country.

The Literary Landscape is a work in progress. It is designed so that any visitor to the site can suggest a new venue to be added. Is your favorite local bookshop not listed? Let us know! Did a local organization start a new reading series? Tell us about it! The Literary Landscape will be as complete a resource as all of us can make it.

Discussion Forums

Want to share a tip or experience with other publishers? Have a burning question? Check out the discussion forums on Marketing, Technology, Fundraising, and more.

Chat

Need a private space for an online meeting? Use the CLMP chat space.

Event Calendar

A nation-wide event calendar to help publicize literary events and keep up to date with activities across the country. Publishers, writers, and readers can post announcements of conferesnces, exhibits, readings, and deadlines. Access the calendar at the Literary Landscape.


Correction

In reporting CLMP's coordination of the Borders literary magazine display at the 2000 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, it was incorrectly stated that this was the first time literary magazines had this opportunity. In 1998 Douglas Messineo of Sensations Magazine coordinated a similar display for literary magazines. CLMP apologizes for the misstatement.


CLMP Thanks Our Friends and Funders

CLMP gratefully acknowledges the following individuals, foundations, corporations, and publishers for their generous support over the past year.

Participating Friends

  • Abraham Associates, Inc.
  • Randall K. Albers
  • Alexander Book Company
  • Paul Almond
  • Stephanie Alnot
  • Linda Amato
  • Anonymous
  • Thatcher Bailey
  • James Bainbridge
  • Russell Banks
  • Virginia Barber
  • Glynis Benbow-Niemier
  • Susan Bergholz
  • Simon Michael Bessie
  • Eve J. Blohm
  • Elizabeth Bogner & Jesse Sheidlower
  • Bridge Works Publishing
  • Kurt Brown & Laure-Anne Bosselaar
  • Wesley Brown
  • Joseph & Carol Bruchac
  • Bryant Literary Review
  • Doris C. M. Bullen
  • Carey Cameron
  • Ann Colburn
  • Page & Jay Cowles
  • Brian Cronwall
  • Saralyn R. Daly
  • Henry Denker
  • Sandra Dijkstra
  • Robert F. Doane
  • Michael Dutton
  • Glenn Wallach & Elyse Dayton
  • Tanya Enholm
  • Barbara P. Erdle
  • Elaine Ford
  • Paula Fox
  • Ralph Freedman
  • Norman Friedman, Spring, The E. E. Cummings Journal
  • Matthew & Debra Gildea
  • Jane Glazer
  • John A. Glusman
  • Lynne Goldberg
  • Maxine Groffsky
  • Nicole Guillement
  • The Charlotte Gusay Literary Agency
  • David Guterson
  • James Baker Hall
  • Mr. & Mrs. M. T. Heinecken
  • JCA Literary Agency
  • J. Chester Johnson
  • Carl Johnson
  • J. Richard Johnston
  • Marlyne Marzi Kaplan
  • Burton R. Kassell
  • Dennis & Judith Kenny
  • Market Partners International
  • Martin Krasney
  • Judith F. Krug
  • Mary Lang
  • Joanne Leedom-Ackerman
  • Ellen Levine Literary Agency
  • Dennis Lynds
  • Macadam/Cage Publishing
  • Anne Marie Macari
  • Cynthia MacDonald
  • Harry Mathews
  • Kathleen Minder
  • Thomas B. Morgan
  • Peter Moulson
  • Celia O'Donnell
  • Betty Owen
  • Grace Paley
  • Noel Peattie
  • Paul Quigley
  • Ulf Ronnquist
  • Larry Rubin
  • Jeannette Sanger
  • Timothy Schaffner
  • Elizabeth Schulte
  • Timothy Seldes
  • Mary Shapiro
  • Josh Shepherd
  • Rosalie Siegel, International Literary Agency
  • Adena Siegel
  • Ira Silverberg
  • Jim Sitter
  • Theodore & Virginia Solotaroff
  • André Spears
  • David Stewart
  • Jerry Stroud
  • Virgil Suárez
  • Cordelia Sherman & Ellen Kushner
  • Marilyn Tatlow
  • Thomas Teal
  • Lorenzo Thomas
  • Dirk Van Nouhuys
  • Jane von Mehren
  • North Carolina Writers' Network
  • Mrs. Beverly Joy Weber
  • Phyllis Wender
  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • Friends
  • Kirby & Amy Allen
  • Allan P. Archer
  • Perle Besserman
  • Sophie Cabot Black
  • Laurel Blossom
  • Nerio Brillantes
  • Paul Brown
  • Jane Brown
  • Daniel R. Campion
  • Kay Cassell
  • Wes Chapman
  • Suzanne Coker
  • James Coleman
  • James Collins & Barbara Grant
  • Nancy Cook
  • Lydia Davis
  • Diane Dickinson
  • Graham H. Duncan
  • Ann Elliot
  • Jacqueline S. Farmer
  • Robert R. Fildes
  • E. K. Garber
  • Diane Glancy
  • Martin Green
  • GreenEagle.org
  • Jill Grossman
  • Dr. James Hepworth
  • Catherine Marie Hilley
  • Bob Holman
  • John Jacobs
  • Daniel John
  • Norton Juster
  • Mr. & Mrs. Roger Kenvin
  • Carol Klein
  • Julie Koo, Paul Smith & Felix Smith
  • Karen M. Kovacik
  • Lois Langland
  • Lance Levy
  • F. R. Lewis
  • Emily Long
  • Marylee MacDonald
  • Amy MacLennan
  • David Madden
  • Scott Manning
  • David C. McCain
  • James McGowan
  • Kevin McIlvoy
  • Bill Merrill
  • William C. Mickelberry
  • Abby Millager
  • Colin M. Mockler III
  • Barbara Neal
  • A. F. Nelson
  • Neil Ortenberg
  • June Pinnell-Stephens
  • Matthew Pitt
  • Francine Ringold
  • Alice Runge
  • Judith Ruskin
  • Jean M. Selvester
  • Myra Shapiro
  • Lynn Shoemaker
  • M. Shulman
  • Carol Houck Smith
  • Kate Stanzione
  • Louise Thompson
  • Kristin Vander Wilt
  • Paul Von Drasek
  • Nancy Walden
  • Florence Weinberger
  • Thomas A. West Jr.
  • Paula C. White
  • Mark Williams
  • Mary Winandy
  • Revish Windham
  • Carol Yamamoto
  • Kip Zegers

Member Friends

  • American Book Review
  • Ausable Press
  • Backwaters Press
  • Bogg Magazine
  • Curious Rooms
  • Kenyon Review
  • Missing Spoke Press
  • Mississippi Review
  • New Virginia Review
  • Osiris
  • Post Road
  • Rain Crow Publishing
  • RFD Press
  • Sarabande Books
  • Silverfish Review Press
  • Tebot Bach/ Spillway
  • Vincent Brothers Review
  • West Branch
  • Windhover
  • Woman Poet

Foundation Funders

  • Anonymous
  • Deutsche Bank
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • New York State Council on the Arts
  • Wallace-Reader's Digest Funds
  • Wendling Foundation

In Memoriam

C. W. Truesdale
poet and publisher
in his honor
Allan and Cinda Kornblum

New Members

CLMP would like to extend a welcome to the publishers who have joined our membership since the Spring of 2000.

  • 3rd bed
  • African Voices Communications
  • Ausable Press
  • Barrow Street
  • Beacon Street Review
  • Beacons
  • Bitter Oleander
  • Blue Collar Review/ Partisan Press
  • BookMark Press & New Letters
  • Bottom Dog Press
  • Burning Bush Publications
  • Camden Online Poetry Project
  • Catbird Press
  • CavanKerry Press
  • Creosote: a journal of poetry & prose
  • Curious Rooms
  • Descant
  • Great Marsh Press
  • Green Hills Literary Lantern
  • Gulf Coast:
  • The Iconoclast
  • jubilat
  • The Larcom Press
  • Lit Magazine
  • Livingston Press
  • Long Shot
  • The Louisville Review
  • The Midday Moon
  • The Mochila Review
  • Mondo Greco
  • Neighborhood Writing Alliance
  • New York Stories
  • Paul Dry Books
  • Pavement Saw Press
  • Plum Branch Press
  • Poetry Daily
  • Post Road
  • The Powhatan Review
  • The Red Cedar Review
  • RHINO: The Poetry Forum
  • The Saint Ann's Review
  • Tebot Bach/ Spillway
  • Terra Incognita
  • The U.S. Latino Review
  • Will Hall Books

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