Core Programs and Services
Although CLMP has historically served as a regranting agency for several
funders, we currently do not offer any major grants. However, New York
state publishers have access to travel funds through the New York Technical
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Literary Magazine Circulation Database
The Literary Journal Circulation Database, developed as a part of LJI,
is a low cost alternative to stand-alone database systems that helps literary
magazines better manage their subscriber records, customer service, marketing
campaigns, and accounting of earned income.
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CLMP sponsors three email lists (or "listservs") for literary publishers
to communicate with each other. litmagslji, an offshoot of the Literary
Journal Institute, is for member literary magazines. indie-press is
for independent book publishers and those starting a press, and is not
limited to CLMP members although the focus is on literary publishers.
Discussion ranges the gamut from such prosaic topics as "what do I do
if I forgot to print an ISBN barcode on my book?" to complicated discussions
of distribution options or the fine points of composing an author contract.
Publishers also use the lists to discuss potential joint ventures.
Circtalk is expressly for users of CLMP's circulation database template
and provides a forum for questions and troubleshooting.
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An online database of literary venues, showcasing the broad, vital range
of literary activity across the United States. Designed to be helpful
to publishers and authors planning publicity tours, the Literary Landscape
will prove browsing for readers and writers as well. Find out where
literature is happening in your neighborhood!
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Detailed profile of CLMP members, crosslisted between those with related
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CLMP's website serves as a way for the organization
to more efficiently disseminate the technical assistance resources it
has developed and collected for the past four decades. Please visit
our Publisher Resources section
to see if we can help you.
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Co-founded by CLMP and Poets & Writers, the Literary Network (LitNet)
is an advocacy coalition that informs and mobilizes the literary community
around issues pertaining to public cultural policy and which maintains a
presence in Washington DC to keep cultural issues in the minds of legislators.
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Directory of Literary Magazines and Presses
CLMP's annual publication of literary magazines, presses, and
on-line publications. Essential for writers,
librarians, and any interested in the world of literary magazines.
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Monographs and Resource Sheets
CLMP's growing library of technical assistance publications for literary
publishers. Resource Sheets, which are a free print benefit to members,
are available to all on the website. The monographs are longer booklets
on various aspects of publishing, including distribution, publicity, and
More on the monographs and resource sheets
New York Technical Assistance Program
The New York Technical Assistance Program (NYTAP) is a program funded
by the New York State Council on the Arts Literature Program to provide
technical assistance to New York state's many literary magazines and presses,
including CLMP members. NYTAP offers a range of programs including workshops,
roundtables, one-on-one consulting, and travel funds.
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Consulting and Expertise Exchange
CLMP offers several levels of consultation. Members can receive informal
telephone or email consultations with CLMP's knowledgeable staff. For
more detailed questions, members can get referrals to publisher colleagues
through the Expertise Exchange. From time to time, CLMP offers opportunities
for free one-on-one time with professional publishing consultants through
technical assistance programs such as the NYTAP and LJI. Members also
have access to a list of publishing consultants.
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Workshops and Roundtables
CLMP periodically organizes events to assist and inform publishers regarding
various issues of ongoing and topical interest. Workshops, sponsored by
technical assistance programs such as LJI and NYTAP, are led by publishing
professionals or consultants with expertise in a particular subject such
as fundraising, circulation, or publicity. Roundtables are panel discussions
of publishers and other experts on a particular topical issue, such as
eBooks and their impact on independent publishing and Making the Internet
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Online Technical Assistance
Publishers Resources, Publishers
FAQ, LJI Toolkit, and our Publishers
Resources Links provide publishers with help and advice on running
a press or magazine efficiently. Search our resources here.
Literary Journal Institute
The Literary Journal Institute (LJI) is a program funded by the National
Endowment for the Arts to provide technical assistance to CLMP's magazine
members. Although LJI's programming activities are finished, many of
the resources developed for the program are available to magazine
members through the website or a print-on-demand publication.
More on LJI | LJI
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