Support Graywolf

Please join us in changing the literary culture by giving a contribution to Graywolf Press today.
Support independent publishing and risk-taking books
Become a sustaining member and get pre-publication books
Join our leadership giving circle with a gift of $1,000 or more

Why Support Graywolf

Graywolf’s critically acclaimed books and authors are changing the conversation about culture and the literary arts in the United States today.

Graywolf Press is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit publishers of poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and work in translation. We are dedicated to discovering and championing visionary literature by local, national, and international authors. As some of the worst aspects of our commercial and political life degrade language, there is a hunger for literature that elevates it. Graywolf books engage with many pressing issues of our time—including racism, gender equity, climate change, immigration, and war.

Right: Students at South High School in Minneapolis holding donated copies of New Poets of Native Nations. Below: Author Claudia Rankine, former board chair Margaret Telfer, and supporter Jay Cowles at the Graywolf Literary Gala in 2019, photo by Rick Orndorf.

About 35 to 40 percent of our revenue is contributed, which allows us to take on writers and manuscripts that are not obviously commercial, but that have great artistic and cultural potential.

Thank You to Our Supporters

In 2022, we reached 660,000 readers with our 640 titles in print, and millions more through events, classrooms, and media platforms. If you believe, as we do, that new and diverse voices are vital to a healthy society and that great books add meaning to our lives, we ask you to ensure the future of Graywolf’s world-class publishing program with a gift today.



Graywolf is an important literary standard-bearer, doing as much as anyone in the English language to advance the shapes, content, and forms of writing.

MPLS.St.Paul Magazine

Ways to Support

Donor-Advised Funds

Graywolf welcomes grant recommendations from your Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon Charitable donor-advised fund.

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Graywolf Galley Club

Join our sneak-peek membership program and get access to pre-publication titles.

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Leadership Circles

Donors who give leadership contributions of $1,000 or more become part of our Author and Editor Circles.

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Planned Giving

Planned giving is a way to support Graywolf’s authors and books into the future.

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Stock Gifts

Making a contribution through a gift of stock is easy and cost-effective.

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To publish a book, to intentionally make words memorable and durable, is precious and unique—a holy act. We are so grateful for the process and the people who make it possible at Graywolf. That is why we have left Graywolf in our will, so that other readers may experience the work of this fine independent press for many years to come.

Ann Bitter and Lyn Parker, Founding Members of the Perpetua Circle