Three national nonprofit literary arts organizations—the Academy of American Poets, Community of Literary Magazine and Presses, and National Book Foundation—have come together in a historic collaboration to establish The Literary Arts Emergency Fund, which will provide $3.5 million to the literary arts, a field that has been disastrously impacted by COVID-19. Regrants from this fund, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be distributed by September 15, 2020.

Literary organizations and publishers can view guidelines and apply to the Literary Arts Emergency Fund for one-time emergency relief grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 beginning July 17, 2020 through August 7, 2020, by visiting

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