Support Sarabande

Support Sarabande


Through the support of our donors, Sarabande Books publishes emerging writers and innovative, groundbreaking projects often overlooked by mainstream commercial publishers. By promoting talented authors and connecting divers audiences to works of lasting value, we provide an essential service to readers and writers alike. Your donations help us publish and promote our authors. Make a tax-deductible donation today so that we can continue this work. Here’s what some of our nearly 200 authors have to say about Sarabande:

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“None of the essays I’m proudest of would exist without Sarabande’s particular way of finding, nurturing, and promoting the essay.” — Elena Passarello, author of Animals Strike Curious Poses

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“We need them, and homes like theirs, now more than ever.”

— Paul Yoon, author of Once the Shore

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"My relationship with Sarabande has been a kind of backbone for my professional life as a poet”
— Rick Barot, author of Chord


“My relationship with this outstanding press has made it possible for me to reach out to readers, students, and fellow artists around the world, and to participate in the dynamic creative economy of Louisville, Kentucky”
—Kiki Petrosino, author of Witch Wife


Make a tax deductible donation today and help publish and promote emerging writers and innovative projects!

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Give a 2019 Sarabande Subscription (Or Keep it for Yourself)


For a limited time only, when you donate $250 or more in a loved one's name, we'll send them a 2019 Sarabande Subscription! They'll receive every book on our 2019 list, shipped as they're published.

This offer lasts through #GivingTuesday, November 27, 2018. Follow the two simple steps below to give a 2019 Sarabande Subscription (or keep it for yourself)!

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Welcoming our Fall 2018 Intern!

Tova Kranz grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and in Orlando, Florida. She escaped Disney World and graduated from Florida State University and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with degrees in English. While excited to explore Louisville, she is most excited about the opportunity to learn more about publishing as an independent press. In her free time, she writes poems about the ocean, wanders around Louisville, and watches as many cat videos as possible.

She's excited to get started as a part of the team!

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We're proud to present our latest Sarabande Writing Labs anthology, One Day I’ll Rise. This hand-bound anthology features original work by young writers in our summer 2018 session held in partnership with the Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services.

The anthologies are lovingly handmade by volunteers and given to all Sarabande Writing Labs participants free of charge. They are also available for purchase here. Proceeds from anthology sales support the continuation of the program. 

Sarabande Writing Labs is an arts education program promoting writers in under-resourced communities through writing workshops and literary events.

About our partner: Workshops taught by author and health researcher Tasha Golden were held with seven young women on site at Louisville MetroYouth Detention Services. Golden has been working since 2012 to support the ideas, recommendations, and strengths of incarcerated girls. She has published peer-reviewed researcher regarding gender/intersectional inequities in the juvenile justice system, and includes the voices of incarcerated girls in her work; she also connects arts programming with community involvement, civic engagement, and policy influence.

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Sarabande Welcomes 2018 Summer Interns!

It's hard to believe that it's already the summer of 2018! A new season means a new set of interns, and new interns mean new intern bios:

Jacob B, our marketing intern, is a southerner in the north and a northerner in the south who looks forward to being able to walk over the Ohio River to cross from one to the other. He comes from a background in DIY publishing and is eager to learn the mechanics of professional publishing, especially in the context of independent non-profit presses.

Marcee, our editorial intern, is a native of Michigan. She comes to Sarabande from the Creative Writing MFA program at Western Kentucky University, where she is embarking on her second year. She looks forward to supplementing her knowledge of writing with experience in independent press publishing.

We're excited to be a part of the Sarabande team!