Publisher Sponsorship Program

You are invited to be an essential part of the work we do in Squaw Valley by becoming a Publishing Sponsor. Your sponsorship will help us continue the tradition of fostering talented writers in their journey to become published authors. Our sponsorships are designed to provide year-round visibility for your publishing house within our tightly knit community of writers, literary professionals, readers, through pre-conference, on-site, and post-conference notice of a publisher’s support. Publishing Sponsors further the legacy of the Community of Writers as we look toward our next 50 years.

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To reserve on of the publishing opportunities, below, contact: Laura Cerruti, Director of Development, (415) 221-6901 or by email. The Community of Writers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, Tax ID 23-7179177.

“My weeks among writers at Squaw Valley have been some of the happiest of my life. Living for a week among the writers on staff has given me more insight into authors’ lives and concerns than anything I’ve done. And working with the excellent not-yet-published participants the Community attracts, on their novels, stories, and nonfiction narratives, is challenging and deeply rewarding. I’m looking forward avidly to my next sojourn in this fine company and the glorious Sierra Nevada setting.” Michael Pietsch, CEO, Hachette Book Group


Sponsoring Publishers are doing the important work of helping our literary legacy to continue, and we are pleased to show our gratitude for your generosity by offering the following opportunities.


Summit Publishers - $10,000

  • Full page ad in our annual fall/winter newsletter, The Omnium Gatherum & Newsletter - $275 value.
  • Vertical Banner ad (150 pixels wide x 500 pixels high) on our website, page of your choice - $275-$325 value.
  • Option to purchase additional web, newsletter, and email blast ads at a 10% discount.
  • Logo appears on supporter and sponsor pages on website, in our newsletter, and in our promotional brochure.
  • Option to include a one page, double-sided flyer (250 copies to be supplied by the publisher by June 1) in our participant and staff packets.
  • Sponsorship of one evening reading (limited availability, first-come-first-serve), short-takes reading, craft talk, or panel, noted on our participant’s schedule as well as on our public events schedule (e.g. “Panel sponsored by The Squaw Valley Review”), which is distributed and promoted in Northern California.

Supporting Publishers - $5,000

Contributing Publishers - $2,000

“Being at Squaw helped me immensely in feeling connected to the greater community of writers and helped make my first foray into being a published writer that much more graceful.” —Nayomi Munaweera, author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Reach Our Community

  • Participants: 200+ annually
  • Faculty & Special Guests: 60+ annually
  • Guests at our public events: 350+ annually
  • Active alumni: 3,000+
  • Active Past Writing Faculty: 300+
  • In recent years, we have had participants from Iraq, France, Canada, Phillippines, Nigeria, Canada, Germany, and 35 states.

“The Squaw Valley Community of Writers is unique in my experience of writers’ conferences. I first attended their week-long gathering in the mountains near Lake Tahoe in 2004 and the support I received there--practical, emotional, professional--was essential to my sense of myself as someone whose writing mattered and could find a place in the world.” —Alex Espinoza, author of The Five Acts of Diego Leon


Outreach Vehicles:

  • The Omnium Gatherum & Newsletter: Mailed to over 3,800 past participants, staff and friends; posted to our website; and promoted to our email list for download.
  • Email List: 6,000 writers, readers, and members of the literary country from all over the country.
  • www.squawvalleywriters.org: 18,000 unique hits last year
  • Promotional Brochure and Postcard: Postcard mailed to a literary community of 10,000. Brochure posted to our website and promoted via email blast.
  • Public Events Schedule: Our full schedule of public events, which takes place in conjunction with summer writing workshops, comprises more than thirty hours of readings, panels, craft talks, and discussions. We hold four featured events with our fiction, nonfiction, and poetry faculty. Our schedule is distributed in Tahoe-Truckee, Sacramento, and Reno and promoted via our email lists in Northern California, radio announcements and other regional advertising. We also host an annual Poetry Benefit Reading in Northern California.

Please contact us today.


Checks can be made out to The Community of Writers and mailed to PO Box 1416, Nevada City, CA 95959. Donate now with PayPal.

For more information, contact Laura Cerruti, Director of Development at (415) 221-6901

The Community is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Donations are fully tax-deductable.
Tax ID: 23-7179177