Futurepoem needs your help and support to continue doing the work that we do. Here are some ways you can get involved:
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Donate By Mail*
Send checks payable to:
P.O. Box 7687, JAF Station
New York, NY 10116
*Many employers provide matching funds. Ask your employer to help your donation go twice as far.
Teach our Books
If you are interested in teaching our books in a university, community college or high school, let us know. We'd be glad to send you a desk copy if you give us a little information about your institutional affiliation and how you plan to use our book(s) in your curriculum.
Sponsor a Book or Open Reading Period
If you are interested in sponsoring a specific upcoming book or our open reading period, we welcome your support. Please contact Dan Machlin, our Executive Editor for information on specific sponsorship opportunities.
Gifts of Stock and Artwork
Please contact Dan Machlin, our Executive Editor for information. Futurepoem, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
By making a planned gift to Futurepoem — as part of your estate plans — you can ensure that we continue to serve future generations of writers and readers. Our donors have a deep love of literature and an appreciation of the groundbreaking books that we've published since we began our work in 2002. Your legal advisor can help you with the appropriate bequest language. Please feel free to email Dan Machlin, Executive Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Futurepoem is looking for venues that are interested in donating space for future events. We are also potentially looking for schools or organizations or small businesses that might be able to donate office space where our staff and interns can work and hold meetings.
Partner with Us
Are you a bookseller, university, arts organization, gallery, other small press publisher, community organization or venue that would like to partner with Futurepoem. Drop us a line and we can discuss it futher. We welcome such collaborations!
If you are interested in volunteering with Futurepoem. Contact us to find out ways you can become involved.
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Things We Need
We are a small organization that tries to make a big impact. Here are specific things we need help with right now big and small, monitary and non-monitary that you can help with.
Fund our Managing Editor Position for a Year - $15,000
We'd like to pay our Managing Editor a fair living part-time wage. This is the person who manages our open submissions process, lovingly produces all our books, helps our authors achieve their vision etc. We need $15,000 In order to pay them to work 15 hours per week at a decent wage of $20 / hour for the time it will take to produce apx. 3 books per year, run a open call with hundreds of submissions, manage interns, help manage events and book outreach/publicity. And generally be a point person for the press.
Fund a Marketing Coordinator Position for a Year - $6000
Books need readers and in order to find them they need to find out about those books. And we'd like to continue to support our authors in small ways so that getting the word out about their book is not all on them. We also want to keep readers and supporters informed about our authors and press happenings. This takes time and effort. We'd like to be able to pay someone a fair wage to manage our email mailing list and social media accounts. Write our monthly email newsletters. And post to our Social Media Accounts to keep people informed. At a bare minimum this will take 25 hours per month. At a fair wage at $20 per hour that comes to $6000 per year.
Give Us Free NYC Office Space
We are an organization that works out of people's apartments virtually. We would love a safe, clean office space where our Managing Editors and Interns could work and where we could store our books but we can't currently afford one. Ideally this space would have internet and access to some office services, like a copy machine or printer. Even a desk with a few chairs to start would be a big help.
Fund a Book - $7500
We believe in providing the highest quality of cover design, interior book design, copyediting support for our books and authors. And in printing our books at quality small-print-run U.S. printers. The cost is to pay our designers and editors a fair modest wage for their work for each book is currently betwen $1750-2000. And printing costs, shipping and other production costs typically run betwen $4500-5000. Then throw in some very very modest promotion say a fee for a special marketing effort through Small Press Distribtuion $250 and maybe a print ad in a small non-profit magazine like The Poetry Project Newsletter $250.
Futurepoem is greatful to the following organizations and individuals for their ongoing and past support:
Leaves of Grass Fund
Sueyeun Juliette Lee
Albert Machlin (in honor of Sue Machlin)
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
New York Community Trust - Harris Shapiro Memorial Fund
New York State Council on the Arts
Richard O'Russa and Marcella Durand
Shatter Your Leaves Records
Other Recent and Past Supporters
Samuel Amadon, Matteo Ames, Aaron Apps, Samuel Amadon, Kate Angus, Jennie Armon, Veronica Barnes, Aaron Belz, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge and Richard Tuttle, Jai Bilio, Daniel Borzutzky, Tyler Brewington, The Brooklyn Writer's Collective, Carolyn Bush, Allen Edwin Butt, Scott Burau, David Buuck, Cyndi & Larry Cain, Eric Clough, Dan Coffey, Jen Coleman, Bruce Covey, Thomas Cook, Claire Coyne, Brent Cunningham, Sara Dakant, Charles Bernstein and Susan Bee, Steven Dickison, Thomas Dodson, Claire Donato, Jessica DuLong, Kate Durbin, Marcella Durand, Joseph Elliot, Laura Elrick, Sean Elwood and Yvonne Puffer, Hillary Fairbanks, Alaina Ferris Music, Jennifer Firestone, Megan Marie Fitzpatrick, Sandy Florian, Ryan Forsythe, Sam Frank, Greta Gertler, Alan Gilbert, Samantha Giles, Laura Goldstein, E. Tracy Grinnellm Frances Gonzalez, Noah Eli Gordon, James Graham, C. John Graham, Sara Greenslit, Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Wil Hallgren, Jacob Harksen, Christine Hochkeppel, Janet Holmes, Valerie Hsiung, Erica Hunt, Meg Hurtado, Katherine A Ingold, Brenda Iijima, Michael Ives, Ashlee Jacobson, Geoffrey Jacques, Dorothy Jackson, Serena Jost, Alystyre Julian, Garrett Kalleberg, Waldemar Kalinowski, Christine Kanownik, Dana Kelly, Kevin Killian and Dodie Bellamy, Amy Kirschenbaum, Eric Kocher, Dusty Kurtz, Krystal Languell, Gregory Laynor, Grace Leavitt, Jessica Lent, Rachel Levitsky, Sean Ludan, Les Figues Press, Victoria LeStrange, Lauren Levin, Franciois Luong, Gary Lundy, Loraine Machlin and Dan Gottfried, Chris Martin and Mary Austin Speaker, Wythe Marschall, Ronald Martin, Madeline Marvar, Carol Mirakove, Joe Milazzo, Laura Moriarty, Laura Mullen, Nilanjan Mukherjee, Elinor Nauen, Jennifer Nelson, Marc Noble, Flying Object, Jena Osman, Nathaniel Otting, Coco Owen, Daniel Poppick, Katie Price, Kathryn Pringle, Greg Purcell, Heather Ramsdell, Marthe Reed, Frances Richard, Paul Richard, Alberto Rigettini, Ana Rocca, Camille Roy, Linda Russo, Karl Saffran, Jared Schickling, Jesse Seldess, Samuel Solomon, Kristin Sanders, Kate Sanserino, William Scott, Martin Glaz Serup, German Sierra, Jessica Smith, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Joanna Sondheim, Juliana Spahr, Franklin Spector, Erika Staiti, Jared Stanley, Mark Stricker, Stacy Szymaszek, SUPERMACHINE, Paige Taggart, Jennifer Tamayo, Jesse Tangen-Mills, Naomi Tarle, Tarratine Quarterly, Andrew Terhune, Dan Thomas-Glass, Amanda Thorpe, Linda Trimbath, Genya Turovskaya, Divya Victor, Anne Waldman and Ed Bowes, Jacqueline Waters, Karen Weiser, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Afton Wilky, Marion Winter, Terry Wolverton, Nicholas Wong, Quito and Elizabeth Zuba
Leaves of Grass Fund (2016, 2015)
LITTAP Facing Pages Mentorship Program and Travel Grant (2015)
Fund for Poetry (2013, 2003)
Jerome Foundation & CLMP Face Out program (2009-2010, 2012-2013)
Kayden Fund (regrant through University of Colorado) (2010)
New York Community Trust - Harris Shapiro Memorial Fund (2016, 2003)
New York State Council on the Arts (2004 – Present), with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (2016-2017, 2014-2015), in partnership with the City Council.
National Endowment on the Arts (2006-2007 - through Fractured Atlas Prodctions)
New York State Technical Assistance Program (NYTAP) (2015-2016, 2004-2005)
Corporate and Insitutional Support
Deutsch, Inc. (2012, 2011)
Council of Literary Magazines and Presses
Fractured Atlas Productions, Inc.
Funders and Partners