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Keep Row House Radically Independent

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UPDATE: We launched this fundraiser in June 2023 after experiencing rapid growth in the company that caused a cash-flow crisis.

With our community's support and the extraordinary efforts of our team, we shrunk a $500,000 gap to $200,000.

In fall, someone pledged a large investment that would cure our issues, but then quickly pulled those funds after seeing Row House's support for the Palestinian people suffering genocide and a total ceasefire.

So, we have resumed active fundraising to close the gap once and for all and make sure Row House and our creators are safe from folks who would try to put us out of business.

Thank you for your continued support and keeping this house standing.


Your dollars matter! We need YOUR help amplifying the stories of the most marginalized and talented among us because their stories are critically important to the liberation of us all.

Row House is a disruptive publishing company offering a radically transparent and equitable model to publish books honoring and authored by marginalized people.

And we need your help, NOW!

The long-term future of Row House Publishing is solid. But like most startups that experience rapid growth, we are facing growing pains.

Recent big successes (two New York Times bestsellers so far this year and tons of awards and critical acclaim) have produced BIG bills for our tiny house, and we need the help of our community to make sure these wins don’t turn into cash flow stumbling blocks.

So, we’re hosting a fundraiser and asking you to help us continue raising the volume on voices that matter.

We realize this is a big ask, but we hope our big value is evident.

Over the past two-and-a-half years, you have seen us publish and amplify the voices of the most marginalized and brilliant among us—the voices of Black, Brown, LGBTQIA+, and disabled authors, illustrators, and designers—while paying them equitable fees for their work through our revolutionary 40/40 model (a $40,000 advance and 40% profit share).

You have seen our books win awards and top bestseller lists, and you've seen this house fight for our communities through our nonprofit work and activism.

And we did all of that with the support of our community—big things can happen when everyone does just a little.

We're asking you to invest in our collective, liberated future. Please say you're ready to help us continue to raise the volume on voices that matter.

Today—together—keep Row House thriving!



  • Jennifer Lewis
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Merrian Holland
    • $11 
    • 3 d
  • Anne-Catherine McGrath
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Essie Bruell
    • $50 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous
    • $25 
    • 4 d


Rebekah Borucki
Plumsted, NJ

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