Emergency Relief, Patterson Partnerships, Texas Commission on the Arts

The organizations and publishers to receive support are projecting $48,137,391 in financial losses in the year ahead.


Literary Arts Emergency Fund

The Literary Arts Emergency Fund, launched and administered by the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary Magazine & Presses (CLMP), and the National Book Foundation, will be distributing $3,530,000 in emergency funding to 282 nonprofit literary arts organizations, magazines, and presses across the nation that have experienced severe financial losses due to COVID-19. The organizations and publishers to receive support reported $27,635,559 in financial losses to date and are projecting $48,137,391 in financial losses in the year ahead.


Texas recipients include Arte Publico Press, Writers in the Schools, CantoMundo, Gemini Ink, Inprint, Texas Book Festival, American Short Fiction, Gulf Coast Journal, San Antonio Book Festival, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Deep Vellum Publishing, Kallisto Gaia Press, and The Writer’s Garret.


Patterson Partnership Grant Teachers Named

James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs revealed the names of 5,000 teachers across the U.S. who have won Patterson Partnership grants to help build classroom and at-home libraries for students. Each teacher receives $500 in cash and 500 Scholastic Book Clubs Bonus Points.


The 2020 partnership drew more than 100,000 applicants, showing the dire need for books and classroom resources. Patterson has now donated $11 million to school and classroom libraries through his Scholastic Book Clubs campaign.


Texas Commission on the Arts

The Texas Commission on the Arts funds a wide variety of arts and cultural activities across the state. Click through for a list of all the grants approved by the commission. These grant activities will occur sometime within fiscal year 2021 (September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021). Grants totaled $12,964,621.


Texas literary arts organizations that received TCA grants include National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, American Short Fiction, Austin Bat Cave, Writers' League of Texas, Deep Vellum Publishing, Writer's Garret, Tejas Storytelling Association, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art, Inprint, Public Poetry, UH/Arte Publico Press, UH/Houston Shakespeare Festival, Writers In The Schools, Texas Shakespeare Festival/Kilgore College, Gemini Ink, Say Si, and the Waco Cultural Arts Fest.


To explore available resources from the Texas Commision on the Arts, please visit https://www.arts.texas.gov/.