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The Brooklyn Rail is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We distribute our journal free of charge, and our devoted staff, editors, and contributors work on an entirely voluntary basis. We rely exclusively on the philanthropy of foundations and individual donors to meet our production, operation, and program expenses.

“Sometimes I feel like if it weren't for the Rail, there wouldn't be a place in New York for art, books, and culture in general!” – Katy Siegel

“The Rail is an eminently readable, informative, and intellectually wide-ranging publication, alert to current trends, controversies, and ideas, and filled with necessary information. It is great to have one’s brain shaken up by such a lively venue! What would we do without it?” – Nancy Spero

“I feel that the vital energy of non-conformism has been given a sporting chance again in the Brooklyn Rail, and applaud its intrepid inquisitiveness. In the pages of the Rail we always can expect the unexpected—a lure I never can resist.” – Dore Ashton

If you are interested in supporting us, we hope that you will consider making a fully tax-deductible donation. For a limited time, we are able to offer our supporters the following gifts:


$500 contribution


Obama artist proof, 2008

by Rail publisher Phong Bui

Hand washed with tea color; hand painted with white gouache

Ed. of 120, signed and numbered

Printed by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies in 2010

Dimensions: 10 1/2" x 12 1/2"

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$100 contribution


Howdy Koonsy Tee

Designed by William Powhida

Available in sizes S-XL, runs true to size

Great way to begin dialogue about museum ethics

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$50 contribution


The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology, ed. Donald Breckenridge
Hanging Loose Press, 2006.

“Donald Breckenridge’s anthology brings together a brilliant collection of writers, recent, new, and newest. It's a bewilderingly impressive achievement.”

—Harry Mathews

“Here is a welcome anthology of inventive fictions by celebrated practitioners—Williams, Daitch, Evenson, Martone—and newer writers deserving celebration.”

—Christine Schutt

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