UNITED STATES

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation's largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases.

Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown

The Fine Arts Work Center was founded in 1968 by a now illustrious group of artists, writers and patrons, including Fritz Bultman, Salvatore and Josephine Del Deo, Alan Dugan, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Motherwell, Myron Stout, Jack Tworkov, and Hudson D. Walker. The founders envisioned a place in Provincetown, the country's oldest continuous arts colony, where young artists and writers could live and work together in the early phase of their careers. The founders believed that the freedom to pursue creative work within a community of peers was the best catalyst for artistic growth. The Work Center has dedicated itself to this mission for nearly 40 years

Lannan Foundation

Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity and creativity through projects which support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, as well as inspired Native activists in rural indigenous communities.

The Literary program was established in 1987 to support the creation of exceptional poetry and prose written originally in the English language and to increase the audience for contemporary literature. The foundation honors writers and poets whose work reflects and changes our understanding of the world as well as literary nonprofit organizations that have similar goals.

Association for the Study of Literature & Environment

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE, pronounced "AZ-lee") was founded in October 1992 to promote the exchange of ideas and information about literature and other cultural representations that consider human relationships with the natural world.   The name of the organization is meant to be as inclusive as possible, encompassing any text that illuminates the ways humans perceive and interact with the nonhuman environment.

Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize

The Kiriyama Prize, originally called the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize, consists of a cash award of US$30,000. Both fiction and nonfiction full-length books are eligible for the Prize. Half of the cash award is given to the author of the winning fiction title, and half is given to the author of the winning nonfiction title.

The Prize is presented by Pacific Rim Voices, a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 in San Francisco. Pacific Rim Voices received its first grants from Reverend Seiyu Kiriyama, president and founder of Agon Shu, a Buddhist Association headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and the Prize was therefore named in his honor.

UH Press

Within the worldwide scholarly community, University of Hawai`i Press is recognized as a leading publisher of books and journals on Asia, Asian Americans, Hawai`i, and the Pacific. Disciplines covered include the arts, history, language, literature, natural science, philosophy, religion, and the social sciences. We also serve as a regional distributor for other presses.

AsianWeek

AsianWeek, based in San Francisco, CA, is the oldest and largest English language newspaper serving the Asian/Pacific Islander American community. AsianWeek.com is the most viewed news site focused on the Asian Pacific American community.

El León Literary Arts

Incorporated as a nonprofit public benefit corporation in California in 2001, El León Literary Arts was established to promote and strengthen the arts and education. Publishing fiction, poetry, or texts with graphics of high quality that are unlikely to be published in the current commercial marketplace, El León seeks to keep alive a rich diversity of written voices. El León's publisher is author Thomas Farber, who is also Senior Lecturer in English at the University of California at Berkeley.

Smartish pace

Smartish Pace is an online poetry journal published in Maryland. In addition to featuring poems, it offers an index of poets, a question-and-answer forum, interviews, essays, reviews, and an events calendar.

new england review

Over the past 30 years, New England Review has presented work in a wide variety of genres by writers both new and established. Each 200-page issue ranges over an unusually comprehensive literary spectrum.

 

PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers

PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship.

Vice-Versa: Creative Works And Comments

Vice-Versa journal is a biannual online creative works journal that houses the expected genres (fiction, poetry, visual art, interviews, nonfiction, and reviews!) along with multimedia work (videos, e-literature, and moving poetry). Based in the University of Hawai‘i, we are committed to publishing voices from Hawai‘i and the Pacific alongside work from all over the world.

FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Field was founded in 1969 as a periodical devoted to poetry that would combine fresh viewpoints, editorial discrimination, and an attention to the best work being produced in the United States and abroad, regardless of allegiance to schools or categories or reputations. Published twice annually, it provides a forum where poets, eminent and emerging, show each other and those who follow the course of the art what is innovative and most interesting.

Shenandoah

For over half a century Shenandoah has been publishing splendid poems, stories, essays and reviews which display passionate understanding, formal accomplishment and serious mischief.

Founded in 1950 by a group of Washington and Lee University faculty and students, Shenandoah has achieved a wide reputation as one of the country's premier literary quarterlies.  Work from the magazine's pages has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Best American Poems, Best American Essays, Best American Spiritual Writing, The O'Henry Prize, New Stories from the South and The Pushcart Prize , as well as numerous other anthologies and quite literally thousands of collections by the original authors.

Jubilat

From the first issue onward, jubilat has aimed to publish not only the best in contemporary American poetry, but to place it alongside a varied selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric prose, art, and interviews with poets and other artists. Rather than section off these varieties of work, the magazine creates a dialogue that showcases the beauty and strangeness of the ordinary, and how experiments with language and image speak in a compelling way about who we are.

New Letters

New Letters quarterly and its audio companion, New Letters on the Air, are part of a national literary tradition that serves readers and writers across the world.  On this Web site, you can search for a particular poem, story or essay from the past 70 years of New Letters or its previous title, The University Review .  You can search the database of over 7,500 poems, stories, and essays from over 120 back issues.  New Letters actively maintains a calendar of literary events and readings in the Kansas City region, as well as information about our international writing contests and two summer writing workshops.

ASIA & the PACIFIC

South Pacific Organizer

Guidebook writer David Stanley provides mini-guides to South Pacific destinations, island maps, listings of films, music, and books, answers to FAQs, and links to numerous other travel sites relating to the South Pacific.

Map South Pacific

South Pacific maps and travel guides to Tahiti, Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Easter Island, and more. The De Rienzi Gallery displays 60 antique engravings.

Kosrae

The island we love to imagine could well be beautiful Kosrae, pleasure calls in the smiles of its gracious people, in the lure of its sea for fishing and play, and most of all in its restful, scenic way of life. Rich in historical sites and ruins, this jewel of Micronesia was a favorite haven of pirate Bully Hayes.

Snow Lion Publications

Snow Lion Publications was established in 1980 in Ithaca, New York. Inspired by a meeting with the Dalai Lama, the three individuals who began Snow Lion vowed to create a press devoted to the preservation of Tibetan Buddhism and culture. The original idea was to present translations from all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism and to publish academic as well as popular titles. The editors were particularly interested in publishing monastic textbooks from the various traditions. The first manuscripts offered were primarily from Glenn Mullin, Jeffrey Hopkins, and his students at the University of Virginia, the foremost academic program in the West for Tibetan Buddhist studies. Despite initial financial hardship, Snow Lion has gone on to become the largest press devoted to Tibetan Buddhism, having published over 200 titles on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism (printing over one million copies) and distributing over 650 titles published by other presses.

Tibet Support Global Directory

Welcome! Tibet Online is operated by the international Tibet Support Group community, providing information on the plight of Tibet and serving as a virtual community space for the movement. This movement is dedicated to ending the suffering of the Tibetan people by returning the right of self-determination to the Tibetan people.

The Lontar Foundation

The Lontar Foundation of Jakarta is the only publisher in the world to have as its primary goal the promotion of knowledge about Indonesia through Indonesian literature in translation. Since its founding in 1987 Lontar has concentrated its efforts on creating a 'market' for Indonesian literature abroad through the steady publication of Indonesian li

River Road Poetry Series

Established by Carol Jenkins in 2007, River Road Press sets out to document the best of Australian poetry and deliver it to the listening world. The River Road Poetry Series was launched on the 1st December 2007 and since then has published 11 CDs, produced two CDs for APC Anthologies, and recorded poems for poets who needed audio.

EUROPE

No Man's Land

Working together with Berlin's cult literary magazine lauter niemand, no man's land features first-ever translations of fiction and poetry by some of the finest young writers working in German today.

no man's land (in German, "Niemandsland") plays on the name lauter niemand while evoking a virtual no man's land between languages and cultures - one which, like the former no man's land of the Berlin Wall, is now open for exploration. More than just an online literary magazine, no man's land is an information resource and forum for the German- and English-speaking literary communities in Berlin and beyond.

The Stinging Fly

The Stinging Fly was established in late 1997. Our main objective at that time was to work towards bringing out a well-designed publication that would provide a forum for the very best of new Irish and international writing. We were particularly concerned to provide an outlet for short story writers. Thus far we have published new work by a number of highly acclaimed Irish writers: people like Philip Casey, Tony Curtis, Emma Donoghue, Eamon Grennan, Kerry Hardie, Paula Meehan, Mary O'Donnell, Bernard O'Donoghue, Dennis O'Driscoll, Gabriel Rosenstock, and Peter Sirr. We remain convinced, however, that The Stinging Fly’s lasting contribution will be the opportunities it gives to new writers.