Literature

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Literature bridges cultures and fosters greater understanding of our humanity and our world. NYSCA has a distinguished history of supporting a wide range of literary work across genres and across the state. The Literature Program supports organizations that promote the creation, publication, and dissemination of contemporary literary writing and encourage its appreciation by the general public. Literary genres supported include fiction, poetry, drama, and literary (creative) non-fiction, as well as literary translation into English.

NYSCA is committed to the development and support of literary activity for underserved areas and audiences, and to activity that supports writers who represent the cultural diversity of New York State. Priority is given to applicants that demonstrate artistic excellence and a consistent policy of payment to writers. Applicants are encouraged to make substantial efforts to reach and to creatively engage a wide audience through innovative literary programming and promotional efforts.

“Literature is as old as speech. It grew out of a human need for it, and it has not changed except to become more needed.” - John Steinbeck

Program Goals
Support the creation, presentation and publication of contemporary literature
Develop and support literary activity for underserved areas and audiences, and activity that supports writers who represent the cultural diversity of New York State
Promote a consistent policy of payment to writers
Encourage substantial efforts to reach and to creatively engage a wide audience through innovative literary programming and promotional efforts
Funding Categories
General Operating Support
Book & Literary Magazine Publication
Public Programs
Literary Translation
Regrants and Partnerships Support

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