Four Way Books will soon celebrate its 30th anniversary! Three decades of growth, good fortune, and deepening relationships—across the field, with our writers, and with you, our readers and supporters. We know that you share the belief that literary publishing is vital to our culture, and that the voices published by Four Way Books—always challenging, diverse, and profoundly human—contribute meaningfully to literary discourse in this country. I ask for your help today in financially ensuring Four Way Books’ future.
As we enter our fourth decade, we remain a dedicated and fiercely independent press, committed to bringing to you the most compelling and powerful writers in contemporary literature. I encourage you to support this important organization as we work to move, entertain, enlighten, and even thrill you with wide-ranging, exceptional authors who take risks, who bring everything they have to the page. We are a small, fully paid staff operating on a modest budget in New York City. We have worked through 9/11, hurricanes, and the pandemic without skipping a beat. Indeed, since 2020, we have hired more personnel, introduced a paid intern program, increased our publication list, and built upon all of our departments (production, marketing, editorial). In order to continue to do what we do well and improve as we move forward, support from the writing and reading community is essential. That’s why I am reaching out to you for help, whether you are a new or an old friend of Four Way Books.
The backing of individuals like you allows us to continue to usher the work of emerging and established writers into the world and to promote the work so that it may reach a broad audience. Our books receive stellar reviews and are often finalists and winners of prestigious awards from the Debulitzer to the Pulitzer. We do not let books gather dust. We work hard to place them into the hands of readers. Please know that by participating in this effort you make our ongoing work possible.
At Four Way Books, we are constantly challenging ourselves to bring you the most dynamic and accessible programming possible: from our books, our online literary journal the Four Way Review, to readings (both in person and virtual), to literary symposiums led by celebrated writers and thinkers, as well as launching a new Translator’s Page on our website, and a new podcast series to debut this fall at the Miami Book Festival. Exciting, yes? It is our commitment to sustain and expand everything that we do on behalf of writers and their work. Your backing is essential.
Please consider a donation that is significant to you. Any amount that you send is significant to us. If it is easier for you, you can send a check, or just navigate to fourwaybooks.com and click Donate. You can also set up recurring monthly payments on our website. We rely on your generosity as look toward the next five, ten, thirty years. Join us through thick and thin as we continue our important work, as ever, and with zeal!
With many thanks and all best wishes,
PS. Another great way to support the press is by joining our Standing Order program and receiving all the books we publish each year, at an attractive discount.
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