Transit Receives Amazon Literary Partnership Grant

OAKLAND—As part of its decade-long effort to help writers tell their stories and find their readers, the Amazon Literary Partnership today announced over $1 million in grant funding to 66 nonprofit literary organizations across the country. The funding will support groups that are working to empower writers, helping them to create, publish, learn, teach, experiment, and thrive. Included in the announcement is a grant to Transit Books to support its publication and promotion of works of international literature.

“We are thrilled to be among this year’s grantees, and are grateful to Amazon for their support,” said Transit publisher Adam Levy. “This grant will help highlight the rich and diverse works we’re publishing next year, and is essential for ensuring the sustainability of the work we do.”

Since 2009, the Amazon Literary Partnership has awarded more than $12 million in grant funding to more than 150 literary organizations, with a particular focus on supporting a diversity of voices. Grant recipients include nonprofit writing centers, residencies, fellowships, after-school classes, literary magazines, national organizations supporting storytelling and free speech, and internationally acclaimed publishers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

For the announcement and a full list of grantees visit Amazon.

About Transit Books

Transit Books is a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature, based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2015, Transit Books is committed to the discovery and promotion of enduring works that carry readers across borders and communities.