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Book sales cover just 20% of our total operations cost, meaning your support is vital to our work. Alice James is committed to collaborating with literary artists that might otherwise go unheard, which means our vision is focused on the artistic power and social influence of a writer’s work, not its sales potential.

The press provides a platform that elevates key literary voices and is dedicated to helping its writers achieve purposeful engagement with a broad audience. We believe this work ultimately contributes to building and growing a more understanding, equitable, and just community through literature.

We could not collaborate with such exceptional artists to publish meaningful works of poetry without your ongoing generosity.

Thank you for giving to Alice James Books.

Alice James Books is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

“Alice James Books has been one of the major forces in American poetry for the past four decades [and] has launched the careers of too many important American poets to list.”   – Publishers Weekly

“Alice James Books has been one of the major forces in American poetry for the past four decades [and] has launched the careers of too many important American poets to list.”
Publishers Weekly



The easiest way to support Alice James Books is through an annual subscription plus a $100 donation, which includes the benefits for donations at the $200 level. With an annual subscription cost of $85 for 8 AJB books, subscribers SAVE up to 35% off the cover price and receive automatic shipping of books as they are published. 8 books of poetry a year + your donation = Subscribe + 100. Renewable annually.

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In addition to donations toward AJB’s operating expenses and other funds, the press invites you to participate in a unique opportunity to sponsor individual books. Becoming a book benefactor (with a gift of $150 or more) will give you a personal connection to a specific title, and your name will be printed in the book. Fill out the form to become a poet’s benefactor and choose which title you would like to support.



The Alice Fund was established in 2008 with the intention of preserving the legacy and livelihood of Alice James Books. Over the years, we’ve watched it grow due to the generosity and foresight of people like you.


The mission of The Alice Fund is to ensure the long-term financial stability and further the long-term strategic goals of Alice James Books.

Management Policy
The Alice Fund maintains a conservative management and investment policy. Fund assets are managed by Western Mountain Financial in Farmington, ME. Each year, up to 5% may be approved by the board to be used as income for ordinary expenses or other special projects.

Your Gift
Your endowment gift ensures a future for poetry and a future for the collaborative publishing process.  When you give to preserve our future, you will be ensuring the publication and readership of Alice James books for years and generations to come.

Your gift to the Alice Fund may come in many forms. You may give a one-time gift, set up annual contributions, make a gift on a loved one’s or friend’s behalf, or write a plan for Alice James Books right into your estate. Gifts may be even by made in stocks or bonds, or you may also consider individual or corporate sponsorship and matching opportunities. However you choose to give, poetry salutes and appreciates your conscious efforts to preserve this great art, and Alice James Books steps closer to securing a future for books that matter.

To find out more about opportunities to aid the press’s endowment or to make a donation, please use the form below or call us at 207.778.7071.



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