Round-Up: Whiting Foundation, 5 Under 35, and Hillary Clinton

From new grants for magazines to the release of Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, here’s the latest literary news:


The Whiting Foundation announced a new series of awards for American nonprofit magazines. The three awards include up to $60,000 for a medium-sized magazine, up to $30,000 for a smaller magazine, and up to $30,000 for a magazine that publishes primarily online. All magazines must be nonprofits and must have been publishing for at least three years. Applications are open until December 15.


The National Book Foundation named its “5 Under 35,” a prize that recognizes five young debut fiction writers chosen by a writer previously honored by the foundation. The honorees for 2017 are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Halle Butler, Zinzi Clemmons, Leopoldine Core, and Weike Wang. The honorees each receive a $1,000 prize. They will be honored at an event on November 13.


Hillary Clinton’s much-discussed What Happened sold over 300,000 copies across all formats in its first week; according toNPD BookScan, 167,000 of those sales were hardcover. The book recounts Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as a framework for her to attempt to understand her loss. According to Simon & Schuster, What Happened‘s first week of digital audio sales was the highest the company had ever seen.