Center for Literary Publishing Update

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The Center for Literary Publishing (CLP) is home of Colorado Review (CR), the Colorado Prize for Poetry, the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, The Mountain West Poetry Series, the Series in Contemporary Fiction, and Bonfire Press. The CLP’s mission is two-fold: to publish contemporary short fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and to offer graduate students opportunities to learn about and participate in literary publishing through a professional internship.

At the English department meeting the Friday before classes started, Stephanie G’Schwind gave an update on what’s been happening at the CLP. G’Schwind is the Director of the Center for Literary Publishing and Editor of Colorado Review. The CLP had an exciting and productive 2013-2014 academic year.

  • The CLP had 23 interns, graduate students from the English department — 18 from the M.F.A. program, four from Creative Nonfiction, and one from Literature. (Read more about the internship here).

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  • Received an NEA grant of $10,000 which supported publication of two Mountain West Poetry titles: The Logan Notebooks and Songs (forthcoming November 2014) and author payments for Colorado Review Spring 2014.
  • CLP books (but not Colorado Review) are marketed and distributed by the University Press of Colorado. They are available through UPC, Amazon, Powell’s, Barnes & Noble, and others.
  • Colorado Review is entering its second year with Project MUSE. Through MUSE, CR is available in 2,518 libraries: 1121 in US & Canada, 1,397 international. Total subscriptions: 3,553.

Looking ahead to the 2014-2015 academic year, the CLP has 24 interns — 18 from the M.F.A. program, four from Creative Nonfiction, and two from Literature. The CLP is very pleased to have hired third-year M.F.A. (poetry) student Drew Webster as its managing editor for 2014-15. The CLP plans to publish three issues of Colorado Review and two Mountain West Poetry Series books, the winning Colorado Prize for Poetry book, as well as award and publish the winning story from the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. They await word on NEA funding for 2015.

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