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CLMP's Mentorship Program for Literary Publishers was created as part of the New York State Technical Assistance Program [NYTAP] with finds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Literature Program. Additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and private foundations has expanded the program nationally. This program offers publishers throughout the US the opportunity to apply for twelve free hours with a consultant or mentor. CLMP now offers this program for on-line magazines as well as print journals and small presses.
Would you benefit from an evaluation of your fundraising capacity? Are you interested in refining a marketing plan? Developing your renewal series? Need help with design? How about improving publicity efforts, or increasing fundraising to individuals? Every press or magazine can benefit from working one-on-one with a mentor experienced in the literary publishing field. Literary presses of all budget sizes are encouraged to apply
Past press participants in the program have developed targeted publicity strategies for new authors, overhauled foundation proposals, reconsidered design and press identity. They include include Hanging Loose, Slapering Hol, White Pine Press, Kaya and Snail's Pace Press.
Magazines that have participated in the program have developed business plans, evaluated the possibility of increasing frequency, and overhauled subscription management using the CLMP Circulation Database Template. They include African Voices, Blueline, Columbia, Fence, the Hudson Review, Mosaic Literary Magazine, and New York Stories.
CLMP has developed a pool of mentor publishers and consultants from all over the country which includes individuals with more than 25 years of magazine and small press publishing experience, as well as organizational and fundraising consultants.
Consultants who have worked with presses in the past as part of the program include Allan Kornblum of Coffee House Press, Lisa London of the Feminist Press, Ellen Ryder, a publicist whose clients have included Harper's and the National Book Awards, and Helen Chin, marketing consultant whose clients have included Arte Público Press and Publishers Group West.
Consultants who have worked with magazines in the past as part of the program include Whitney Ellsworth, founding publisher of the New York Review of Books, Linda Gardiner, editor and publisher of the Women's Review of Books, and Anne Kinard, former publisher of Lingua Franca magazine.
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