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Talking Writing, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the Boston area. TW's mission is to promote passionate writing and reading in the new media world through Talking Writing magazine.

All donations to TW are tax deductible.


How to Donate to Talking Writing

We use PayPal to ensure quick, easy, and secure online transactions through a debit or credit card or a PayPal account. Just click the button below:

Once you go to the Takling Writing, Inc., PayPal page, you can specify the amount for a one-time donation or opt for a recurring monthly donation.

Choose your donation amount:

$25 — $50 — $100 — $250 — $500 —$1,000 — $2,500 — $5,000
sky's the limit (TW Angel)

Donating by Mail

If you would prefer to mail us a check, please click this link for TW's Donation Form.

Send the completed donation form and your check to this address:

Talking Writing, Inc.
P.O. Box 442014
West Somerville, MA 02144

Contributions of any amount are deeply appreciated. If you have questions about your payment or our donation program, contact

Angel Donors and Sponsorships

Since its inception, Talking Writing has been mostly a labor of love. Donations in higher amounts will enable us to pay honoraria to contributors and modest stipends to the editors who work full-time on the magazine. Gifts from TW Angels also fund technical, production, and administrative support and community outreach.

In addition, there are many opportunties for major donors to affiliate themselves with our growing community of readers, writers, and publishing professionals:

Sponsor an Issue

Talking Writing publishes four issues a year. A sponsored gift of $5,000 will cover TW's production and administrative costs for one issue and help stabilize our annual budget. See TW's Editorial Calendar for upcoming themes.

If you sponsor an issue, you'll be listed on the Table of Contents page for that issue (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

Sponsor a Print Edition

TW would like to publish its first print anthology in 2015. We've received many requests from authors and readers to do so, and a sponsored gift of $2,500 will help underwrite the basic production and printing costs.

If you sponsor a print edition, you'll be listed on the title and acknowledgment pages of that book (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

Cover Our AWP Expenses

TW editors will be on five different panels at the 2015 Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Minneapolis, including "The Politics of Empathy," "Digital Poets and Nature," and "Long vs. Short: Nonfiction Storytelling in the Digital Age." A sponsored gift of $1,500 will go toward the costs of TW's Bookfair booth, staff registrations, and an offsite "Digital Lit" reception. A gift of $2,500 will also help TW staffers with travel and lodging costs.

If you cover our AWP expenses, you'll be listed in our promotional materials for the conference as a TW sponsor and thanked (profusely).

Contribute TW Prize Money

For the past two years, we've received superlative submissions to our two annual contests. In 2015, we would like to offer bigger cash awards to the winners (currently we pay $250 to each winner). A sponsored gift of $1,000 or more would allow us to increase those awards next year.

If you contribute prize money, you'll be listed on the TW Contests page as a sponsor (unless you wish to remain anonymous).

For all questions about sponsorships or becoming a TW Angel Donor, please contact Martha Nichols at editor[at]


 Some critics have said I'm a natural writer. Well, that's like being a natural open-heart surgeon.

—Maya Angelou, from a 2002 interview

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.

—Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World