Poets & Writers Receives Renewed Support from the Amazon Literary Partnership

New York, NY—June 8, 2021—Poets & Writers is pleased to announce that the organization has been awarded a grant of $20,000 from the Amazon Literary Partnership. 

“We are grateful to receive renewed support from the Amazon Literary Partnership,” said Melissa Ford Gradel, Poets & Writers’ executive director. “In a field that is chronically underfunded and in the face of budget challenges intensified by the pandemic, Amazon’s sustained support is crucial to our ability to reach writers nationwide, and will help us showcase the nation’s varied writing communities, build partnerships, and leverage technology to connect writers to one another.”

For the full list of Amazon Literary Partnership 2021 awardees, visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/news/books-and-authors/amazon-literary-partnership-grant-recipients-2021.


Founded in 1970, Poets & Writers marked its 50th Anniversary in 2020. It is respected and trusted as the primary source of information, support, and guidance for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. As we begin our sixth decade, our vision is that Poets & Writers will empower writers and strengthen literary communities in every corner of the United States. Our mission is to foster the professional development of poets and writers, to promote communication throughout the literary community, and to help create an environment in which literature can be appreciated by the widest possible public. We are guided by our core values: service, inclusivity, integrity, and excellence. Poets & Writers is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization. Learn more at pw.org.