If you like what we do then please do consider donating. We are a not-for-profit endeavour and rely on your donations to keep the project alive. There are two ways you can donate: by becoming a Friend of the Public Domain Review with a recurring annual donation (details below), or by giving a one-off gift.

We are currently on 946 “Friends”
54 needed to reach our goal of 1000
(Count updated weekly)

Help us reach our goal by donating below.

Become a Friend of The Public Domain Review

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Join our club of loyal supporters, each of whom have set up a recurring annual donation and so create a bedrock of support vital to the project’s survival. There is no fixed yearly cost to become a Friend — any annual donation will qualify you — but there is a guide price of $60 a year (£40/€55).


Friends will get:

  • An exclusive postcard set sent out twice a year, each curated around a different theme*
  • Honoured in a special section of the site (name and optional link to a webpage), and on a dedicated page in all PDR Press publications.
  • First refusal in all future limited edition PDR Press creations
  • Special end of year letter from the Editor

* For those donating $30 (£20/€28) a year or more.


The Postcard Packs

  • 8 postcards curated around a theme, with a textual insert.
  • 2 packs sent per year – June and December – for those Friends giving $30 or more (£20/€28).
  • Exclusive to Friends of The Public Domain Review.
  • The theme for packs being sent out in June 2017 is “MUSIC”. The deadline for this — 6th June — is now passed. Next theme yet to be decided!
(Here’s a little taster, from a previous set themed on “LIGHT”.)

Friends will get:

  • An exclusive set of postcards sent out twice a year, each set curated around a different theme*
  • Honoured in a special section of the site (name and optional link to a webpage)
  • Honoured on a dedicated page in all PDR Press publications.
  • First refusal in all future limited edition PDR Press creations
  • Special end of year letter from the Editor

* For those donating $30 (£20/€28) a year or more.


The Postcard Packs

Each set consists of eight postcards curated around a theme, with a textual insert.
Two packs are sent out per year — one in June and one in December — to those Friends who have set up an annual donation of $30 or more (£20/€28). The theme for packs being sent out in June 2017 is “MUSIC”. The deadline for this — 6th June — is now passed. Next theme yet to be decided!

(Here’s a little taster, a previous set themed on “LIGHT”.)


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We see building a group of readers giving regular donations as vital to the project’s survival, but if you’d prefer to simply give a one-off gift then this is, of course, also very welcome! (Though do note that you won’t get the postcard packs this route).

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Why support us?

Put simply, without support from our readers the project will not be able to continue. It is of vital importance to us that all the content is available for free, without paywalls, and without the presence of intrusive advertising. This means that we need help from the people that enjoy the site to give a little something back to ensure that the project can go on into the future. This won’t just enable us to keep on bringing you more wondrous and strange things from the history of art, literature and ideas, but it shall also help to ensure such public domain works are free for everyone to enjoy in the digital age. We see ourselves as at the heart of the fight to keep the public domain free from restrictions as it goes online. This vast commons of material is an invaluable and indispensable good, which – like our natural environment and our physical heritage – deserves to be explicitly recognised, protected and appreciated.


What will the money go towards?

We are a not-for-profit project meaning all money goes back into the site to keep it running, namely: compensating the Editor for the 170+ hours needed a month to run the site, server costs, and IT support. If we get enough we’d also love to be able to offer an honorarium to our contributors — a long standing goal of the project.


How much do we need?

The Public Domain Review is a relatively inexpensive project to run. We are currently getting in around $40,000 a year, which is only just enough to keep things afloat. We are so happy to get to this stage, but we want to do more. Our target is to reach $80,000 a year. Such an amount would enable all kinds of wonderful things to happen, including being able to create a community of paid contributors, as well as paying for a (much needed) additional full-time member of the team.


Income (as of August 2017) Income compared to ideal goal (as of August 2017)

As of August 2017 the group of Friends is around 920 members strong! We’ve set the next goal to increase this to 1000 members by the end of the year, which we figure will go a good way to getting us to our ideal of $80,000 per annum.


Any other way I can help?

Of course. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with things – see more details here. You can also help by buying something from our online shop – we get about 20% from each item sold, so it can be a great way to contribute. You can also buy something via the “Further Reading” section of our site – Amazon will give us a small percentage of the sale price (about 6%). Also, spreading the word as much as possible, letting people know about the project, all helps a lot.



Any other questions please feel free to email us on: enquiries@publicdomainreview.org