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New Online Forum for Indy Publishing

The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses offers services and resources “designed to develop each member’s publishing capacity through increased marketing and organizational skills” and “serves as a nexus of communication, promoting shared learning across the entire field.”

To these ends, they’re firing up a new online forum this summer: Front Porch Commons.

From the press release:

Front Porch Commons provides a virtual space for sharing that’s produced by and for you—be a part of it! We will welcome comments, articles, essays, and blog posts from all who participate in or are interested in independent literary publishing—that includes publishers, authors, readers, librarians, educators, historians, booksellers, and all who care about our community.

Front Porch Commons is now accepting submissions. Follow the link for more information about what they’re looking for, and how to submit.

The CLMP maintains the Literary Magazine Circulation Database Template, a “low cost alternative to stand-alone database systems that helps literary magazines better manage their subscriber records, customer service, marketing campaigns, and accounting of earned income.” Their online services include e-mail lists, an online database of literary venues, and a website chock-full of resources for the indy publisher. CLMP also engages in political advocacy and publishes the Directory of Literary Magazines and Presses each year.

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