KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): MyCreative Ventures (MyCreative) reopened applications for literature and book publishing grants from July 19 to August 30.
MyCreative in a statement today said the grant was an initiative of the Creative Industry Recovery Grant (CIRG) through the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA), with the aim of reviving the arts and creative activities among lovers of literature.
He said that so far a total aid of 3.8 million ringgit has been approved for the literature and book publishing industry through the grant opened last year.
“Since the opening of the application last year, the response to the CIRG Literary Fellowship has been very encouraging, with a total of 229 publications supported, including non-fiction works, graphic novels, poetry, biographies, studies and digital books. An encouraging number of applications is also expected for this round, ”according to the press release.
He said the grant could be used for researching, writing, publishing, selling and promoting local literary works, works of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novels, comics, of poetry, biographies, research, reports and digital books and was open to Malaysians. or companies majority owned by a Malaysian citizen with at least six months experience in literature and book publishing.
“The fund covers the cost of implementing digital aspects and online sales channels for company operations, supporting the costs of promoting online sales, delivering locally published works and the cost of production of the first manuscript or any cost deemed appropriate, “the statement said. .
MyCreative President Noor Azmi Mat Said said he hoped the grant could continue to support and stimulate the efforts of arts activists in the literature and book publishing industry.
Requests can be made by http://sastera.penjana.mycreative.com.my/ and more information about this initiative can be found at http://www.mycreative.com.my/penjana/creative-industry-development-funding-cidf.