40k for 40 years

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A nonprofit fundraiser supporting

Aunt Lute Foundation
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Help us keep publishing radical reads.


raised by 54 people

$40,000 goal

Extending the fundraiser

Update posted 2 years ago

We are going to be extending the fundraiser through the end of 2022. We know December is a busy month for folks, but also can be a time of giving and gifting in someone's name. 

The book giveaway is closed, and winners chosen. Thank you all who participated and have let lovely messages. 

For 40 years, Aunt Lute Books has published works by authors so often overlooked and actively excluded by the literary canon and by the publishing industry, centering women, members or the LGBTQIA+ community, and people of color. 

For 40 years, Aunt Lute has fought for its existence, transforming from a small underground press to a joint publisher with Spinster Ink to a nonprofit organization. 

For 40 years, Aunt Lute has championed the voices of those who have been silenced, creating spaces through public programming for people to see themselves in literature and in the literary community. 

Help us keep going. Help us keep publishing.

The nonprofit intersectional feminist publisher that has published Gloria Anzaldúa, Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, Judy Grahn, LeAnne Howe, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, Paula Gunn Allen, and so many more, Aunt Lute has been a pioneer in the small press world. And our staying power over the course of 40 years is a testament to the need for the work we do, if not to the ingenuity of literary activists. 

Aunt Lute titles include the first U.S. collection of Filipina/Filipina American women writers (Babaylan), the first collection of Southeast Asian women writers (Our Feet Walk the Sky), as well as a number of translated texts (most recently Rosa Montero’s Beautiful and Dark). Our bestsellers include Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza and The Cancer Journals: Special Edition, titles used in classrooms throughout the U.S. and around the world. 

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