$10,000 grant will support publication and promotion of New England Review

Nov. 23, 2010—Middlebury, VT—Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, today announced that New England Review at Middlebury College has been approved for a grant of $10,000 to support the publication and promotion of the literary quarterly. New England Review is one of 1,057 not-for-profit organizations recommended for a grant as part of the federal agency’s first round of fiscal year 2011 grants. In total, the Arts Endowment will distribute $26.68 million to support projects nationwide.

During the grant period (January through December 2011), New England Review will publish four ambitious issues; enhance its website content and design; and initiate a marketing campaign that will promote NER to new readers. Funds received from the NEA will be used to support publishing expenses (writers’ fees, editing, production), web expenses (development, design, maintenance), and marketing (e-marketing, subscription appeal, editor talks). Among the project’s principal goals are to continue to pay authors and to support their work through NER’s distinctive print and electronic publications, and further, to increase access to that work through the marketing and web plans, expanding the audience for the literary excellence that NER embodies.

An independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts advances artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman said, “I continue to be impressed with the creative, innovative, and excellent projects brought forward by arts organizations across the country. Our grantees are not only furthering their art forms but also enhancing their neighborhoods by making them more vibrant, livable, and fun.” New England Review managing editor Carolyn Kuebler said, “We are thrilled to have the support of the National Endowment at this crucial time in the magazine’s history, and we’re looking forward to bringing more readers to our pages, and to our website, in the coming year.”

New England Review, founded in 1978, has been a publication of Middlebury College since 1987. The selection of writings in each issue presents a broad spectrum of viewpoints and genres, including a balance of traditional and experimental fiction, translations in poetry and prose, essays in criticism, letters from abroad, reviews in arts and literature, and rediscoveries of neglected works from the past. NER is edited by Middlebury College’s Fulton Professor of Humanities Stephen Donadio. Poetry editor is C. Dale Young, managing editor is Carolyn Kuebler, and editorial assistant is Lexa deCourval. Visit the magazine’s website at

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government that has awarded more than $4 billion on projects of artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.  To join the discussion on how art works, visit the National Endowment for the Arts at

CONTACT: Carolyn Kuebler
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