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"The Southern Review published my stories when few other literary journals would. LSU Press resurrected my career with the publication of my collection. . . .My debt to both LSU Press and The Southern Review is one I can never repay. They are extraordinary people and I'm very proud to have my name associated with them. — James Lee Burke

Your Support

For over 80 years, LSU Press has represented both its university and its state, has won national and international acclaim, and has enriched society with its publications. We continue to seek out well-researched and thought-provoking works of scholarship from a variety of fields, as well as works of poetry and fiction and books that celebrate the beauty, history, and culture of our region. Help us as we continue to publish great books for generations to come.

Please partner with us to support scholarly and creative authors and their works of cultural and intellectual excellence.

Your gifts enable us to:

  • Promote the achievements of our state and region and educate readers about its history.
  • Expand and explore new publishing initiatives and technologies.
  • Disseminate works of scholarly, intellectual, or creative merit to various audiences.
  • Build on a tradition of prize-winning books, including four Pulitzer Prizes.

THANK YOU to our 2013-2014 Annual Appeal Donors!

Here are a few ways you can support great writing:

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.

Reader Friend Ally Patron
Giving Level $50–$99 $100–$249 $250–$499 $500–$999

As a token of our gratitude we are launching an exclusive benefit for our supporters: a membership card that will include discounts and various opportunities of use throughout 2014-2015.

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
Giving Level: $1,000–$4,999 $5000–$9,999 $10,000–$19,999 $20,000+
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 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 an 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:

Type Minimum Gift Recipient
Endowed Award $20,000 Authors and Poets
Endowed Subject $20,000 Any subject or field
Endowed Series $250,000 Choose one of our series
Endowed Position:
Resident Scholar Program
$900,000 Resident Scholar

Award Endowments

Awards enable the Press to honor truly notable books and achievements of distinction by individual authors. Help recognize outstanding writing by establishing an endowed award.

Subject Endowments

History, poetry, music, education, and environmental studies are just a few of the fields you can endow to help make important work in these subjects available to the widest readership.

Series Endowments

Establish a series endowment to ensure its growth and future prominence. Examples include: Southern Studies, Civil War History, Foodways, Louisiana History, Environmental Studies, and Natural History.

Staff Endowments

Your gift will provide salaries for essential positions, assist with conference expenses, and help with other needs, allowing the Press to focus its resources on direct publishing costs.


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.


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 from a variety of fields, including history, biography, social sciences, public affairs and natural sciences.

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.

UNRESTRICTED SUPPORT Contributions to our membership programs are used toward our annual fund efforts.

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
The 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 Noland Fund: John & Virginia Noland

The James Dudley Wells Memorial Fund: Drs. Ed & Linda Green

For more information on endowment opportunities please contact MK Callaway at 225-578-6144, or If you would like to learn more about how LSU Foundation structures their endowed funds please visit their endowments page.

Sponsor an Event

Upcoming events with Sponsorship Opportunities

  • The Louisiana Book Festival
  • Book Launch events throughout the year (100+)
  • Season’s Readings, our annual holiday sales event in December
  • Red Stick Farmer’s Market on several Saturdays throughout the year


  • Naming Sponsor, $5,000+
  • Gold Sponsor, $4,999 to $2,000
  • Silver Sponsor, $1,999 to $1,000
  • Bronze Sponsor, $999 to $500

Recognition and Exposure includes acknowledgement in:

  • Signs
  • Printed materials
  • Press releases
  • Media announcements
  • Website
  • Social media

Give online and select “LSU Press Event Sponsorship Fund” to begin your event sponsorship:

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 LSU Press?

Keep up to date about our latest achievements and happenings at LSU Press and The Southern Review by visiting our blog and latest news sections.

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Make payable to LSU Foundation, write “LSU Press or The Southern Review” in the memo line and mail to:

LSU Press
338 Johnston Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Call Toll-Free and Use Credit Card

Call 1.800.452.7928 (225.578.3811) and specify which LSU Press project you would like to support.

Matching Gifts

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Questions or to Discuss Customized Giving Options

Contact MK Callaway, director, at 225.578.6144 or