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The Word is a non-profit charitable organization. We rely on community support to run our programs. Together we can build a publishing community that fosters creativity and whimsy for all. Each and every donation supports this fight for underrepresented voices.


The Word is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Word are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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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.

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"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

Sustaining Circle

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Our monthly giving members sustain this collective equity work. Thanks to our friends at & Riverhead Books, it's a love-love situation. Join today. 

Reader - $5/mo
Gift upon joining
Early access to events
Members only communications
BDay Wishes
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! makes it possible for you to buy audiobooks through your local bookstore, giving you the power to keep money within your local economy, create jobs, and make a difference in your community.

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:

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Support The Word on Colorado Gives! Support The Word through Colorado Gives 365 here. From one-time gifts to tax-advantaged giving accounts, Colorado Gives 365 connects donors year-round for all types of giving. 


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. 


Visit the PayPal Giving Fund to support The Word, A Storytelling Sanctuary. All donations made through the Giving Fund will save the Word any payment processing fees!

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 Maddy Garcia, Deependra Prasad, Dominique Nong, Laura Wolf, Livia Ip, Liza Bevams, Patricia McCrystal, and paparouna, our founding circle of monthly giving members.

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