ABR Patrons Program

The ABR Patrons Program has transformed the magazine and greatly benefited Australian writers and freelance writers. At a time of real financial difficulty for many writers and diminishing paid freelance work elsewhere, our generous Patrons have enabled us to increase our payments substantially, to diversify our programs, and to foster brilliant new writing. We pay for everything we publish, and we are committed to increasing our current rates.

ABR – Australia’s leading literary magazine since 1961 – is a stylish and dynamic publication. Our support for writers and reviewers takes many forms: increased payments, scrupulous editing, public advocacy, talks and workshops, active marketing and PR, and exposure to our international audience.

ABR is an independent not-for-profit organisation fully dependent on money raised from subscribers, donors, foundations, government, and advertising. ABR is a bona-fide Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible and are much appreciated. Private support is essential for the continued growth of ABR.

In recognition of our Patrons’ continuing generosity, ABR records multiple donations cumulatively.

What do ABR Patrons support?

Better payments for writers
Three annual literary prizes
Literary fellowships
Fiction and poetry in the magazine
Discounted subscriptions for young readers
National arts coverage through ABR Arts

ABR acknowledges its generous Patrons at the following levels:

Realist: $250 to $499
Symbolist: $500 to $999
Romantic: $1,000 to $2,499
Modernist: $2,500 to $4,999
Futurist: $5,000 to $9,999

To donate to ABR click here.

To view our current list of ABR Patrons click here

Alternatively, you can download a Patrons donation form and post it to the ABR office.

If you would like more information about the Patrons Program, please contact the Editor, Peter Rose: (03) 9699 8822 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.