Wave Books offers donations of backlist subscriptions and some individual titles to MFA programs and reading libraries (as well as other literary organizations). In the past, we have donated our books to libraries, journals, fundraisers for small presses, poetry rooms, chapbook contests, theaters, galleries, reading series, art residencies, writing centers and collectives, and conferences, among others. It is our goal to support establishments and communities that provide resources for poets and writers through education and appreciation of the literary arts.

If you have a reading room, or space for lending books, or have other ideas in mind for your program or other organizations you are affiliated with, please write to Blyss Ervin at and describe the place you’d like to be considered for a Wave Books donation with a description of who the books would be available to.