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Our mission is to seek out and publish the best contemporary poetry by both emerging and established writers. Alice James Books also emphasizes the involvement of our poets in the publishing process.

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Major Gifts and Planned Giving
Arranging for planned giving, annual major gifts, or one-time major gifts significantly impacts Alice James Books and is highly appreciated. AJB uses these gifts to support our mission, realize new goals, implement development plans, hire and retain staff, and keep operations going. If there is a particular aspect of the press you wish to support with Planned Giving or a Major Gift, please contact us at 207.778.7071.

Stock Donations
AJB welcomes you to donate stock. It’s an easy way to contribute to the livelihood and preservation of the press. Stock donations may help you avoid certain taxation and can help reduce income tax burden, win—win!

Individual Match
Are you interested in matching gifts made to AJB by fellow donors? AJB offers the opportunity for you to match donations during a given time period, up to a given number of donations made, or up to a set cumulative amount. If you’re interested in participating, please email Ellen at alicejamesea@alicejamesbooks.org We’ll be happy and grateful to accomodate your request!

Corporate Match:
Did you know many employers will often match charitable donations made by their employees through a matching gift program? This can instantly double your donation to AJB, increasing your impact on the press! Be sure to ask your Human Resources Department if they will match your gift to Alice James Books. There are also many free search engines available online that easily identify companies with matching gift programs.

Foster a Forthcoming Title
Your donation of $150 or more can make a lasting impact and impression when you designate it for the support of an upcoming AJB book. Donors are recognized in print as Book Benefactors in the book’s backmatter. Check the forthcoming titles page or contact AJB for a list of available books.

Give to the Wish List
Donate goods or services to the press. Visit our wish list to see what we’d love your help with.

Donor Benefits

All donors are acknowledged online and in our newsletter (unless a preference for anonymity is expressed) with our deepest gratitude for their ongoing support and friendship.
Donors of $150 or more also receive an AJB “Best Friend” 100% recycled, silk-screen printed tote bag.
Donors of $500 or more receive the tote plus a copy of our latest AJB book.
Donors of $1,000 or more receive a standing order of AJB books for 1 year (2 seasons).