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It's time for The Word's 2022
For five years, The Word has been working with our community to build a home for stories that too often erased. We need YOUR support today to ensure another year of collective care and connection.
are entered to win our book bundle giveaway, featuring:
City of Orange by David Yoon, Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley, The Daughter of Doctor Moreau by Silvia Moreno Garcia, and the Margins Bookstores Journal!
DONORS OF $25+:
are entered to win one of three staff giveaways:
Query letter review
Manuscript Review - Pic Book or 1 chap of a manuscript
Signed copy of There Will Probably Be Crying: A Poetry Journal and Workbook by Suzi Q. Smith
ALL DONORS $100+:
receive one audiobook
credit from Libro.fm
ALL DONORS $500+:
receive 3 audiobook
credits from Libro.fm
Donate by December 10 for giveaways!
Get the exclusive Untold Stories Tee
All proceeds support The Word
The Word is thrilled to collaborate with National Book Award Finalist Ingrid Rojas Contreras to bring this exclusive tee reminding us that the most important story is the one that lies untold in each of us.
"The Word is doing the labor that matters most — uplifting BIPOC booksellers and giving the floor to authors and writers who are writing from the margins. What happens when the margin takes centerstage? I feel a new literature and culture emerges, one that can define and tell of what has gone ignored or untold before. I am so thrilled to be joining The Word’s Writers’ Circle and look forward to supporting their mission."
- Ingrid Rojas Contreras, The Man Who Could Move Clouds
2023 Word Writer's Circle Member
Join The Word's
Our monthly giving members sustain this collective equity work. Thanks to our friends at Libro.fm & Riverhead Books, it's a love-love situation. Join today.
Reader - $5/mo
Gift upon joining
Early access to events
Members only communications
Thank you in annual Dec newsletter
Advocate - $10/mo
All above +
Yearly gift from publisher partner
Discount to biennial [margins.] Conference
Builder - $25/mo
All above +
Extra yearly gift from publisher partner (total 2 gifts)
Collaborator - $50/mo
All above +
Invitation for complimentary attendance
at biennial [margins.] Conference
Investor - $100/mo
All above +
Invitation to special event at [margins.] Conference
Annual book club/Author reading event
Thank you to our sponsors!
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Riverhead Books is a leading publisher of literary fiction and quality nonfiction. Since its inception in 1994, Riverhead has been devoted to publishing authors who change the conversation—urgent, unheard voices from a wide variety of backgrounds who have new perspectives and new stories to tell.
More ways to support us:
Use IGive when you shop and support the Word automatically! Yep, just install this little browser plug-in or download the IGive mobile app, choose The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary to support, and shop at the stores you always shop—the store donates a part of your purchase to support us. Yep, home goods, office supplies, and a side of fighting equity.
Donor-Advised Funds: Donate to The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary through a donor-advised fund. If you have questions or need any tax-related information just reach out to us!
Company matches: Did you know that many employers offer to match your charitable donations? If you’re donating, let’s double it by asking your employer about giving too. Let us know if you need any tax-related information!
Thank you for your support!
A special thank you to The Word's Founding Circle of Monthly Givers:
We are so grateful for the support and community of Chris Augilar-Garcia, Deependra Prasad, Dominique Nong, Laura Wolf, Livia Ip, Liza Bevams, Patricia McCrystal, and pavlos stavropoulos, our founding circle of monthly giving members.