Partner with The Southern Review as we publish the best in contemporary literature. Your investment will ensure established writers and emerging new voices are heard—now and for generations to come.
Since 1935, The Southern Review has made literary history. Ensure its growth and future success through a gift of support to this enduring icon of literary excellence.
Your gifts enable us to:
- Publish the best in contemporary writing.
- Strengthen the legacy of the journal's founders—Charles W. Pipkin, Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, and Albert Erskine—by maintaining our commitment to quality.
- Grow our audience and reach new readers.
- Expand new initiatives and ensure our success.
Here are a few ways you can support The Southern Review:
Become a Member
LSU Press and The Southern Review rely on dedicated friends and supporters who share our commitment to discovering and disseminating important ideas and great writing. Join us as we continue our legacy of publishing distinguished scholarly and creative work that will set the standard of excellence for the next generation.
As a token of our gratitude we are launching an exclusive benefit for our supporters: a membership card that will include discounts and free shipping on all LSU Press and The Southern Review purchases made from our website.1935 Society
…continuing our tradition of publishing scholarly and creative writing
We ask you to consider giving at one of the levels outlined below. Your unrestricted gift of $1,000 or more to the 1935 Society aids the LSU Press and The Southern Review as we continue our mission of disseminating the best creative and scholarly work now and for the next generation of readers. We will celebrate and recognize members throughout the year and at a 1935 Society event in the spring.
|LSU Press Club||Publishing Partners||Leader's Guild||Director's Circle|
|Benefits:||20% off||25% off||30% off||35% off|
If you wish to become a member of the 1935 Society by giving online please visit www.lsufoundation.org/givetolsupressandtsr or click here for a downloadable PDF form that you can fill in and mail with credit card information or with a check payable to LSU Foundation with LSU Press/TSR mentioned in your memo line. All mailing and contact information is included on the form.
For your convenience, you can pledge your gift on a monthly basis. Simply select this option when giving online or filling out your form. An annual gift of $1,000 is $83.3/month!
Establish and Endowment
Establish a literary legacy by creating an endowment for LSU Press. Our peer-reviewed, scholarly works have an impact far beyond their initial publication. Invest in the future of the authors, works, and subjects that matter to you. Your endowment will secure lasting and permanent funding for important historical and cultural topics and for the issues you care about. Each year, a portion of your gift's interest is awarded while the remainder is added to the original principal, with the amount available for funding increasing over time as the endowment principal grows.
Below are some possible endowments for LSU Press:
|Endowed Award||$20,000||Authors and Poets|
|Endowed Subject||$20,000||Any subject or field|
|Endowed Series||$250,000||Choose one of our series|
Resident Scholar Program
You can underwrite permanent funding for a poetry award, fiction award and or a non-fiction award. These awards help The Southern Review attract the best in contemporary literature and rewards exceptional writing.
Enable us to host The Southern Review contributors to speak at the Louisiana Book Festival for panel discussions and lectures. Endowing this lectureship would ensure The Southern Review will always have a strong presence at the Louisiana Book Festival.
Endow the position of one of The Southern Reviewem> editors and make a permanent impact. Your gift will provide essential positions’ salaries, conference expenses and equipment allowing The Southern Review to focus its resources on direct publishing needs.
Your gift will provide salaries for essential positions, assist with conference expenses, and help with other needs, allowing The Southern Review to focus its resources on direct publishing costs.
GROW A FUND
We are immensely grateful to the individuals and foundations that have supported us with their endowed funds. Please see below a list of existing funds, awards, and endowments established for LSU Press and The Southern Review. If you are interested in contributing to one of these existing funds, please contact Tori Gill at 225-578-6416 or email@example.com.
The Borne Fund
The Borne Fund enables LSU Press to offer some authors royalty advances prior to a book's publication.
V. Ray Cardozier Fund
The Cardozier Fund supports books on U.S. history.
L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award
The L.E. Phillabaum Poetry Award, established to honor LSUP Director Emeritus L.E. Phillabaum’s long commitment to poetry publishing, is given each year to a selected poet.
LSU Press Author Recruitment Fund
The LSU Press Author Recruitment Fund helps attract authors to LSU Press.
LSU Press Fund for Scholarly Conferences
The LSU Press Fund for Scholarly Conferences enables LSU Press to attend professional meetings to sell books and promote LSU Press, to meet new and established authors in specific fields, and to liaise with librarians, media contacts, and other publishing professionals.
Sea Cliff Fund for Poetry
The Sea Cliff Fund for Poetry underwrites one book of poetry every other year.
LSU Press Annual Fund
The LSU Press Annual Fund underwrites various areas of greatest need at the Press. Funds support all aspects of book production, staff professional development, equipment, fundraising, promotional events, and other associated expenses.
Southern Review Fund
Southern Review Fund supports the daily operations of this esteemed literary journal. Funds are used to underwrite issues, provide internships, expand staff training and development, and support marketing events to promote each issue.
We are proud and grateful for two new funds established in 2014:
The James Dudley Wells Memorial Fund: Drs. Ed & Linda Green
For more information on endowment opportunities please contact Tori Gill at 225-578-6416, or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to learn more about how LSU Foundation structures their endowed funds please visit their endowments page.
Create a Planned Gift
A planned gift is one of the easiest, most fulfilling ways to support the good work of LSU Press & The Southern Review. Several options exist that can help you maximize your giving potential while still achieving your personal financial goals.
For more information, visit the LSU Foundation Planned Giving web page or contact the LSU Foundation Office of Planned Giving at 225-615-8914.
Why Support The Southern Review?
To give online, please visit www.lsufoundation.org/givetolsupressandtsr. If you wish to support a specific book or project, please include in the “Gift Comments” section.
Send a Check
Make payable to LSU Foundation, write “LSU Press or The Southern Review” in the memo line and mail to:
3838 West Lakeshore Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Call Toll-Free and Use Credit Card
Call 1.800.452.7928 (225.578.3811) and specify which LSU Press or The Southern Review project you would like to support.
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Associate Director of Development
LSU Press | The Southern Review
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