Amazon Literary Partnership Announces 2024 Literary Grants

Amazon is thrilled to award 93 grants to various organizations across the United States dedicated to supporting writers and underrepresented voices. Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has provided over $17 million in funding to empower writers to create, publish, learn, teach, and thrive in reaching their audiences. This year, nearly $1 million will be distributed among these esteemed organizations.

Championing Writers and Underrepresented Voices

Amazon recognizes the transformative power of words. The Amazon Literary Partnership supports diverse programs, including youth writing programs, residency programs, publications, and award initiatives. The goal is to amplify overlooked voices, ensuring writers can connect with their readers.

Additional grants are awarded through the Poetry Fund and Literary Magazine Fund in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP). Each fund is granting over 15 awards this year.

Celebrating the National Book Foundation’s Five Under 35 Honorees

Amazon has proudly supported the National Book Foundation’s Five Under 35 program for over a decade. This year, the honorees include Zain Khalid, Antonia Angress, Maya Binyam, Tyriek White, and Jenny Tinghui Zhang.

2024 Grantees: Highlights and Impact

Grant recipients span over 25 states, from Vermont to Hawaii and Texas to Oregon. This year’s funding supports:

  • More than 30 literary magazines and nonprofit small presses
  • 18 poetry organizations
  • Over ten workshop/writing centers
  • 10+ event-driven organizations
  • 5+ residency programs
  • 5+ organizations exclusively focused on young writers

Testimonials from Grantees

MacDowell: “We are deeply grateful for Amazon’s funding of the James Baldwin Fellowship,” said Executive Director Chiwoniso Kaitano.

Torrey House Press: “This grant will help us amplify Native American and Indigenous writers,” shared Will Neville-Rehbehn, Co-Executive Director.

Deep Vellum Publishing: “We are excited to elevate underrepresented voices with Amazon’s support,” stated Publisher Will Evans.

Lambda Literary: “This funding is essential for our Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBTQ Voices,” said Executive Director Dolph Goldenburg.

Girls Write Now: “Amazon’s support will significantly enhance our services and audience reach,” remarked Founder and Executive Director Maya Nussbaum.

Looking Ahead

Amazon Literary Partnership remains committed to supporting the literary community. They’re honored to continue funding these essential programs and look forward to announcing our 2025 grants.

Visit their official website for a complete list of 2024 grantees, including new recipients. Amazon is proud to champion the voices that enrich the literary landscape and inspire readers nationwide.

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Tina Pavlik

Owner of TRS since 2003

An aficionado of romance novels for many years, Tina has owned The Romance Studio since 2003 and for 20 years, has enjoyed highlighting the best books in the genre. She enjoys all aspects of marketing including writing content, book trailer design, and finding captivating new books for voracious readers. She has also written over 20 romance titles under various pen names. In another life, she writes horror and works as an extras casting assistant for TV shows and films in the North Carolina and South Carolina regions.