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Why Support NU Press?

Northwestern University Press is at the forefront in publishing important works of scholarship as well as quality works of fiction, drama, nonfiction, and poetry. Our authors are the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, Pulitzer Prizes, National Jewish Book Award, PEN Awards, Tony Award, MacArthur Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowships, and Whiting Awards. We are fortunate to work with writers of this caliber, and wish to continue to do so. 

As we expand our publishing program to focus more on topics of vital interest to increasingly diverse audiences, we are looking to increase levels of external support. In addition to seeking endowment funds, and support from foundations and government agencies, we also want to grow and deepen relationships with individual funders. Below are the ways in which we can make that happen:

Ways Your Donation Can Help:

The Press is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that welcomes donations of any size. Your support of the Press ensures that we continue to publish works of enduring cultural value and excellence. Donations help to underwrite expenses for series and individual titles and allow the Press to compete for sought after authors and scholarship. Donors can tailor their support to topics and fields of particular interest and concern to them. Individual books benefit from additional support in many ways, from enabling color plates to providing a professional index. All donations will be counted as part of the We Will campaign. 


Endow a Scholarly Series (a collection of books that focuses on a range of topics within a particular academic discipline): 

  • Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Studies of Russian Literature and Theory
  • Performance Works


Endow a Trade Series (poetry, fiction, and narrative nonfiction books for a broad audience): 

  • Northwestern World Classics 
  • Second to None: Chicago Stories and other regional titles
  • TriQuarterly contemporary poetry and fiction
  • Curbstone global literature 


Support Translations 

Translations are a core part of both the scholarly and trade lists of the Press. Northwestern University Press has an international reputation for bringing literature and scholarly discourse into English. In order to hire top-tier literary and scholarly translators, and to obtain rights to bring works into English, garnered support goes to underwrite titles in series and lists as varied as Northwestern World Classics, Curbstone, Slavic Studies, and philosophy. 


Contact Us

If you would like to make a donation to the Press or find out more information about opportunities for giving, please contact NU Press Director Jane Bunker (; 847-491-8111) or NU Press development officer Jennifer Mullman (; 847-467-7278).