CLMP Launches $10,000 Constellation Award
The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) has launched a new annual prize, the Constellation Award, to honor an independent literary press that is led by and/or champions the writing of people of color. This year’s inaugural recipient will receive $10,000, and will be announced in December 2021. Penguin Random House will underwrite the award this year and in 2022.
The award is open to English- or Spanish-language independent literary presses based in the United States. Presses must be led by people of color and/or have a demonstrated commitment to championing books by people of color. Presses must also have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in their business practices. Applications for the award will be accepted October 4 through November 5.
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