Wednesday, 7:00 pm EDT June 23, 2021
Online via Zoom
The CLMP Firecracker Awards for Independently Published Literature are given annually to celebrate books and magazines that make a significant contribution to our literary culture and the publishers that strive to introduce important voices to readers far and wide. Prizes are awarded in the categories of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Magazines/General Excellence, and Magazines/Best Debut. Each year, CLMP also awards the Lord Nose Award, given to a publisher or editor in recognition of a lifetime of work in literary publishing.
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CLMP ensures a vibrant, diverse literary landscape by helping small literary publishers work better. We communicate the art of literary publishing to readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, educators, funders, and other literary stakeholders, and work to bring all of these communities together. CLMP carries out this mission so that essential literary voices from all corners can make their way from writers to readers.
Truman & Tennessee: Live Virtual Q&A with Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Jim Parsons, and Zachary QuintoFree
Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT June 24, 2021
45:15 Online: A Communal Writing Experience
Saturday, 2:00 pm EDT - 3:15 pm EDT June 26, 2021
Kristen Radtke on Seek You with Leslie Jamison
Tuesday, 6:00 pm EDT July 6, 2021
Dana Spiotta on Wayward with George Saunders
Wednesday, 6:00 pm EDT July 7, 2021
Gabriel Krauze on Who They Was with Nico Walker
Tuesday, 6:00 pm EDT July 13, 2021
Los Cosmos de Sororidad with Lina Meruane, Nona Fernandéz, and Natasha Wimmer
Wednesday, 6:00 pm EDT July 14, 2021
How Do Things Work in Publishing Literary Translation?
Thursday, 5:30 pm EDT July 15, 2021
Jason Mott on Hell of a Book with Mateo Askaripour
Tuesday, 12:30 pm EDT July 20, 2021
Women and Power with Tahmima Anam and Katie Kitamura
Wednesday, 1:00 pm EDT July 21, 2021
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers on The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois with Natasha Trethewey
Monday, 1:00 pm EDT July 26, 2021
How Can We Pitch Books to Diversify Translated Literature?
Thursday, 7:00 pm EDT August 19, 2021
KidsRead: Alan Gratz on Ground ZeroFree
Monday, 2:00 pm EDT September 13, 2021