support the literary arts

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Sarabande Books depends on the support of people who believe in our mission. With the help of our donors, we invest in emerging literary voices and serve as an educational resource locally and nationally. If you value what we do, please consider joining this diverse community of readers, writers, and lovers of literature who make our work possible. 


Become a Corporate Sponsor

To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor, contact


Join the Sarabande Circle

Sarabande Circle members make a five-year sustaining pledge to Sarabande. Their commitment makes possible our long-term projects and planning. To learn more about joining the Sarabande Circle, contact


Make a One-time Donation

Your contribution at any level makes a difference, from sponsoring a Sarabande Writing Labs participant to funding an entire book.

Click through for a few suggested donation levels and the people and projects they'll support.


Another thank you to our donors:


Phillip & Teri Allen, Jeannette & Waleed Bahouth, Karen Lyons Barnes, Brooke & Matthew Barzun, Emily Bingham & Stephen Reily, Edward & Nina Bonnie, Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler, Georgia Delano, Bert & Jane Emke, Friesens Printing Company, Stephen C. Gault, Bill & Gail Gorham, Sarah Gorham & Jeffrey Skinner, Martha Slaughter, Nancy Graham, Fred & Maryhelen Greaves, Susan Griffin & Douglas Sharps, Nancy & Stephen Haiman, Reverend Helen Jones & Thomas Pike, Lloyd Kelly & Jackie Strange, Nana Lampton, Snowy Owl Foundation, Inc., Dan & Pam Landrum, Al Lyons, James & Leslie Millar, Joanne Oldham, Elizabeth R. Rea, Dungannon Foundation, Bob & Felice Sachs, Kate Rudd Sarfin, Lori Kay Scott, Reverend Alfred Shands, Alice & Walker Stites, Judith Taylor, Murray and Grace Nissman Foundation, Carla Wallace, James & Marianne Welch


Anonymous Individual, Anonymous Foundation, Brown-Forman, Jerry & Linda Bruckheimer, Flo & Stanley Gault, Kentucky Arts Council, National Autonomous University of Mexico, National Endowment for the Arts, Target, Amazon Literary Partnership


Anonymous Individual (3), 21C Museum Hotel, Jeanne Donovan Fisher, The Green Building, Gill & Augusta Holland, Stock Yards Bank & Trust


Anonymous Individual (3), The Louise & Ardé Bulova Fund, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Jamie Cox, Stites & Harbison, Georgia & Laura Delano & The New York Community Trust, Julius Friedman, Magnolia Photo Booth Company, Stephen Irwin, Rowland Miller, Alice & Eduard Minas, David & Wendy Novak, Laura Skinner, Elizabeth Spalding, James & Marianne Welch, The Murray & Grace Nissman Foundation


Beth & Edward Adler, Anonymous Individual, Anonymous Individual (in memory of Max Steele), Cornelia W. Bonnie, Garvin & Steffanie Brown, Vennita Cantrell, Bob Celli & Laura Delano, Jane S. Comer, Julie Comer, Employees of American Life (in honor of Nana Lampton), Sandra Anne Frazier, Jason K. Friedman, Nancy & Stephen Haiman, MacKenzie Haley, William Kistler, Phil & Susan Lynch, Joanne Oldham, Rafael Pelli & Kate Walbert, Letitia Quesenberry, Betty & Stanley Sheinbaum


Phillip Allen, David Anderson, Daniel Delano, James Finnegan, Charles Graham, Randy Isdahl, Forrest and Mary Julia Kuhn, Leslie McGrath-Taylor, Simone Muench, Dorris Skinner, Doreen and Gary Wissig


Anonymous Individual, Annette Allen and Osborne Wiggins, Abraham Associates, S. P. Auerbach, John and Pat Banks, Andrea Barrett, Thomas Bigelow, Jeff and Lynn Calahan, Bill and Sandra Carroll, Neil Chethik, Steven Cramer, Billie Day (in honor of Nancy Graham and in Memory of Peggy Gorham and Georgia and Bill Delano), George Dick, Vanessa Dickinson, Michael Earl (in honor of Billl Gorham), Lovisa Ermelino, Lewis and IngridGentry, Nan Graham, Amy Gustine, Becky Hagenston, Muriel Handmaker, Marvin Hoffman, Steven and Julie Schaper Horowitz, Rosemarie R. Howe, Pat Hyland at Hyland Insurance, Kristen Kearloy, Dorothy and X. J. Kennedy, Fran Lewis (in memory of Philip Levine), James Logenbach, Erin McGraw, Robert Miller, Suzanne Mitchell, Kathleen Patterson, Brian and Molly Pollock, Boo Poulin (in memory of Al Poulin), David Rocklin, Sharon D. Solwitz, Michael Taekens, Jacquelyn Thomas, Patricia Vigderman, Mike Waldrige, Cia White, Orme Wilson, Orme Wilson III, Charles Wright, 


Karen Abrams, Jennifer Ackerman, Joe Arterberry, Merle Bachman, Rick Barot, Melissa T. Barnett, Jeffrey Bean, Bonnie Beck, Elizabeth Bernstrom and Greg Henes, Edith Bingham, Anthony Blake, John P. Bogley, Joy Carew (in memory of Jan Carew), Michael Cosper, Kathryn Cristopherson, John Cummins, Morgan Ecklund, Lynell Edwards, Eileen Fitzpatrick, Jason Friedman, Alice Fulton, Alan Golding, Busy Graham, John Graham, Patrica Grossman, Chris Helvey, Sally Hunter, Louisville It Mom, Mark Jarman, James Kimbrel, Jonathan Lee, Libby Lenz, Bette Levy, Andrea Lewis, Cleopatra Mathis, Gail Mazur, Molly McGee, Elizabeth McLean, Elizabeth McLean, Wendy Mnookin, Kent Nelson, Tony O'Keefe, Kathleen Ossip, April Ossmann, Patricia Owen, Kiki Petrosino, Emil and Patricia Polak, Kristen Radtke, Martha Rhodes, Charles Sarasohn, Lauren Shapiro, S. R. Spanyer, John Sparks, Cora Jane Spiller, Donna Thompson, Kim Umbarger, Joyce Van Wagoner, G. C. Walchep, Daly Walker, Bonnie and James Warner, Saskia Warren, Marta Weber, Barbara West, Joshua Wheeler, Susan Wheeler