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The Evergreen Review

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aka Evergreen   |   New York, NY   |  evergreenreview.com
This organization is a 501(c)(3) Private Nonoperating Foundation (This organization has notified the IRS of its intention to convert to a public charity, and the IRS has ruled that grantors and contributors may consider it a public charity for the purpose of making contributions to the organization.).

Mission

Since its inception, The Evergreen Review has sought out writers and artists who embrace experimentation and tell stories that aren't often heard in mainstream spaces. We publish a broad spectrum of writers, poets, visual artists and videographers—diversity in race, gender, sexuality, and cultures is reflected in our editorial selections. Free to all readers, committed to fairly compensating all its contributors, Evergreen publishes work that challenges physical and intellectual borders in language, geography, and preconceived social structures. We build on our legacy by publishing daring work that interrogates identity through a variety of literary forms: online only, but as vigorous and innovative as ever.

Notes from the nonprofit

Starting in December 2023, Evergreen was accredited as a 501(c)3 public charity.

Ruling year info

1998

Publisher

John Oakes

Main address

130 West 24th Street, #5A c/o John Oakes

New York, NY 10011 USA

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EIN

13-3981873

NTEE code info

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

The Evergreen Review

Magazine, book publisher, also sponsors cultural events such as readings

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Reader's Choice Award 2024

LongReads

Affiliations & memberships

Community of Literary Magazines and Presses 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of readers per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, LGBTQ people, Men, Women

Related Program

The Evergreen Review

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individual users on our site

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Evergreen Review seeks out underrepresented writers and artists, and at the same time continues its commitment to pay contributors a fair honorarium, a practice which has become increasingly difficult to maintain in the field of nonprofit literary arts publishing. Evergreen works to overcome borders, both physical and metaphysical—borders in language and geography as well as borders in established ways of thinking and preconceived social structures. Publishing art and writing that is openly accessible, without a paywall, is crucial to our magazine’s existence.

In the next several years, we plan to increase the honoraria paid to our contributing writers and artists, and hope to expand our programming and partnerships to include collaborative events and readings with other NYC-based community organizations. We also have the goal of digitizing all of Evergreen’s pre-2017 print issues. We’ve already made the first three issues (from 1957) available as PDFs free upon request and in facsimile paperbacks. We’d like to do the same with all the print issues of Evergreen, from 1960 up to the last print issue in 1984. Particularly urgent in these current times of renewed book bans and censorship in U.S. schools and libraries and beyond, we hope that the archive demonstrating Evergreen’s commitment to its mission for over sixty years can be a point of inspiration to a new generation of readers who may be unfamiliar with the U.S.’s history of censorship within publishing—and publications and editors like those at Evergreen who strove to stand by their political and philosophical ideals which stood in opposition to the mainstream. We aim to continue Evergreen’s powerful legacy by creating a vital, relevant, and thrilling publication for years to come.

With a part-time staff of eight, including one publisher, an editor-in-chief, an assistant editor, an art editor r, a poetry editor, and three active contributing editors--plus an on-call designer--we feel confident we can continue to meet the challenges ahead.

Our publications output has increased exponentially in the past few years. In 2023, we published--and paid--107 different writers and 78 different visual artists. The past year has seen us publish contributors from Algeria, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Nigeria, Singapore, Somalia, Switzerland, Uganda, Zambia, and of course the U.S.; writers and artists based in the U.S., England, Italy, Rome, South Korea, and Spain. Our readership has grown as well: we had 74,479 Evergreen users in 2023, versus 48,654 in 2022, a growth rate of more than fifty percent.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Evergreen Review

Board of directors
as of 05/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Troubh

John Troubh

Bruno Quinson

Charles Palella

Peter Rosset

Tansey Rosset

Pamela Rosenthal

Dale Peck

John Oakes

Betsy Davidson

Paul Chan

Pat Irvin

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/02/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.