Ugly Duckling Presse

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We receive invaluable support from our higher-tier subscribers; individual, government, and foundation donors; sponsors for our fundraising drives and events and those who participate in them. For a complete list, visit our Supporters page. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, a NY State Registered Charity, and a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. We also welcome recurring donations in any amount.

Make a one-time or a recurring (monthly or annual) donation now — we appreciate your support!


Our operations are managed by a volunteer editorial collective of passionate amateurs and a small part-time staff of artists and writers. Our yearly sales of books and subscriptions amount to about 60% of our annual operating budget. The rest of the budget is made up of grants and donations from individuals. These allow us to choose book projects without being hindered by market concerns. However, that does mean that we rely on the public for support. Please see the FAQs section of this site in order to find more information about how the Presse operates. Our financial information is available to the public.

All donations will be acknowledged in our print catalogue & on our website at the following levels:

Supporting ($50 – $200); Bibliophile ($200 – $500); Collector’s Circle ($500 – $1,000); Ex Libris ($1,000 – $3,000)

(Let us know if you wish for your donation to remain anonymous or to make your donation in honor of someone else.)

What your donations can do:

$125 – one apprentice’s monthly stipend
$250 – managing editor’s weekly salary
$500 – foreign rights fee to acquire a book for translation into English
$575 – one hundred ISBNs
$1000 –a chapbook of poetry (production, promotion & administrative costs)
$2000 – one month’s rent
$4000 –a book of poetry (production, promotion & administrative costs)

Please contact us if you wish to sponsor a chapbook or book project so that we might acknowledge your support on the colophon page of a forthcoming title.

Donating by check:

Make your check payable to Ugly Duckling Presse (with “donation” written in the notes) and mail to:

Ugly Duckling Presse
The Old American Can Factory
232 Third Street #E303
Brooklyn, NY 11215