The Lambda Literary Foundation, a national nonprofit organization for the LGBT literary community, announced that Amazon has renewed a $25,000 grant to support the Writers Retreat for Emerging LGBT Voices. This is the fifth time that the company has contributed to the annual retreat, established in 2007. The 2014 weeklong event will be held in Los Angeles in August.
The retreat this summer will also establish the publication of an annual e-book anthology of writings by fellows that will be available on Amazon.com before the end of the year.
"Amazon's ongoing and generous grants have helped the Writers Retreat grow and establish a stellar reputation nationwide," said Tony Valenzuela, LLF's executive director. "Amazon's support reflects its commitment to nurturing emerging voices in the LGBT community. Lambda Fellows are not only among our community's most talented up-and-coming writers, they graduate from our program and go on to publish prolifically, winning other fellowships and literary awards along the way."