ACHF Arts Access
Build a leading list of creative writing by publishing 30 high quality books (fiction, literary nonfiction, and poetry). Graywolf will follow a rigorous schedule for book production and analyze the impact of editorial and publicity efforts through review coverage, awards, and reader responses. 2: Reach 250,000 readers, schedule twenty author readings attended by 1,000 Minnesotans, and collaborate with four major local institutions. Graywolf will use traditional and innovative marketing to connect authors and audiences; track book sales; evaluate the attendance and cultural impact of collaborative events and programs.
Graywolf published 30 books (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) by a diverse range of authors. These generated critical acclaim within and beyond Minnesota. Titles received sixteen reviews in the Star Tribune and 21 in the New York Times. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson won a National Book Critics Circle Award and Four-Legged Girl by Diane Seuss was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. 2: Graywolf reached 469,000 readers, held fourteen readings for 2,500 Minnesotans, and partnered with six major institutions, including Minnesota Public Radio. Graywolf interacted with 295K social media users daily, drew 213K unique web visitors, and sold 313,145 books. Events by Eula Biss (vaccines) and Claudia Rankine (race) contributed literary perspectives on cultural issues.
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