We are over the moon to share that Apogee is a recipient of the 2022 Whiting Literary Magazine Prize!
The Apogee team is honored and grateful to the Whiting Foundation for recognizing our work with their support. Thank you to all of our contributors and readers who’ve made Apogee the incredible community it is today. We’re thrilled that the Whiting will be supporting us in fulfilling our mission of platforming marginalized writers over the years to come.
The Whiting Foundation awards funding to select print and digital publications to further their efforts in making creative writing and publishing an accessible and rewarding experience for their artists. The foundation officially made the announcement yesterday, naming Apogee a Digital Prize Winner.
Elaborating upon their selection of Apogee Journal for the prize, the Whiting judges said the following:
“Apogee Journal conjures a more equitable world through literature, operating at the pinnacle of care and thought in giving marginalized writers what they need to be heard and to thrive. Born ambitious and with a willingness to take risks, Apogee has broken new ground in its work with incarcerated writers, so full of immediacy, honesty, depth, and nuance. Sensitive, abounding in editorial brilliance and fierce activist passion, Apogee and its commitments to community and artful political engagement are nothing short of revelatory.”
The Whiting Literary Magazine Prize will allow Apogee Journal to sustain our mission-driven work by expanding access to our programs, especially to incarcerated, low-income, and disabled writers and readers. Whiting support over the next three years will allow us to implement systems to fundraise strategically, engage members more effectively, and retain our dedicated and talented staff. Increasing our reach and sustaining best organizational practices will help us further our mission of providing a platform for marginalized writers and artists.
We would also like to wholeheartedly congratulate the other 2022 recipients: ZYZZYVA, Bennington Review, American Chordata, and Electric Literature. And to thank the wonderful contributors and readers who have made Apogee a possibility over the next 10 years. We look forward to what the next decade will bring!