Women Who Submit is excited to announce that our WWS Los Angeles headquarters was selected out of 106 applicants to receive one of 14 Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants from Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), a nonprofit organization awarding grants to individuals, organizations, and projects throughout California for the arts.
From the CCI press release:
The 2017 Investing in Tomorrow Organizational Grants program granted $105,000 to fourteen projects taking place throughout California. Each grant of $7,500 supports catalytic individual and institutional leadership at this time of tremendous social, economic, generational, demographic, and technological change.
WWS will use this funding for accessible public programming and submission parties over the next 12 months to conclude with the publication of a WWS anthology celebrating a year of submissions and acceptances to be released in early 2019 in partnership with Jamii Publishing, an Inland Empire indie press focused on fostering community and celebrating women writers of color.
From our grant proposal:
The Women Who Submit – Submission Workshops and Parties project will host six free public events between 2017-2018 focused on supporting women and nonbinary writers (especially those traditionally marginalized in the publishing world due to gender, sexual orientation, race, ability, and class) to prepare their creative work for publication and professional advancement, in order to close the gaps outlined by VIDA’s investigation of literary publishing and programs where the most recent 2015 survey showed an average of 34% representation by women-identified writers in top tier journals.
We thank CCI Arts for selecting our project. This grant proposal was submitted in collaboration with our WWS Leadership Team and in partnership with Jamii Publications and our fiscal sponsor, Avenue 50 Studio.