About the ABR Patrons Program

Australian Book Review is Australia’s premier literary review and publishes reviews, essays, letters and new creative writing. It is a fully independent and not-for-profit organisation. ABR’s primary aims are to foster high critical standards, to publish outstanding new writing, and to contribute to the preservation of literary values and a full appreciation of Australia’s literary heritage. ABR also encourages writers by initiating poetry, essay and reviewing competitions, with generous prizes, and presents public conversations about literature and ideas throughout Australia.

Cultural philanthropy has always been a feature of the visual and performing arts in this country – but not of literature. We believe that good writing and cogent critique are every bit as deserving as opera companies and art galleries. ABR seeks your financial support to help us improve and diversify the magazine. Patrons will have the distinction of making a tangible and pioneering contribution to this small but vibrant agent of literary ideals!

What do ABR Patrons support?

Better payments for writers
Annual literary prizes
Literary fellowships
Arts Update
Fiction and poetry in the magazine
Discounted subscriptions for young readers
Free subscriptions to ABR Online for those aged twenty-one and under

What does it cost to become a Patron?

Realists:         $250 to $499
Symbolists:   $500 to $999
Romantics:   $1,000 to $2,499
Modernists: $2,500 to $4,999
Futurists:      $5,000 to $9,999

If you would like to make a donation to Australian Book Review you can do so securely online here. Alternatively, you can download a Patrons donation form or contact us on (03) 9699 8822, or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.