Uncommon Friends

THANK YOU to our Uncommon Friends for supporting The Common’s mission to publish global, place-inspired literature. Your generosity allows us to launch emerging writers, to mentor student interns, to support teachers, to host public events, and to build community with new technologies.

Become an Uncommon Friend today.

All donations are cumulative. You will keep your donation level benefits for the rest of the current calendar year, as well as the next full calendar year.


ES & MJ Mayer Foundation


Barbara Mayer & Charles Acker
Melissa Bilski & Christopher Mayer
W. Drake McFeely
R. Sean Morrison
Sam Nolen
Niko Pfund
Tara Safronoff


Harold Augenbraum
Werner Gundersheimer
David Jemielity
Tiffany Lennon
Erik Oken
Trifin Roule
Matthew Silverstein
S. Richard Todd
Susan Troccolo
Susan & Alan Witte
Thomas Woodhouse
Steve Zimmerman


Artie Ann Bates
Johanna Boynton
Frederic K. Conover
Ted Conover
Ronald Daitz
Laura Green
Gail Glick
Loren Goodman
Phil Hammond
David Hiller
Susan Hirsch
Jean E. & Charlie Kelly
William Lee
Diane Meier
Scott Rinicker
Marie J. Sacks
Harold S. Salzman
Marilyn Sides
Michael Simon
Sharon Street
Dimitre Vavov
Amina Wilson
Elizabeth Witte


Irshad Abdal-Haqq
Rachel Adducci
Thomas M. Anderson
Bethany Ball
Steven Barbash
Cheryl Flack Barr
Melissa Brodrick
Jackson Bryer
Sara Burnett
Tina Cane
Deborah Cannarella
Jennifer Christman
Ed Cooke
Tere Dávila
Francia Davis
Denise Duhamel
Caitlin Echelbarger
Sophia Efthimiatou
Tom Ehrgood
William Funari
William Greenough
Trevor Groce
Daley Haggar
Nathalie Handal
Adam Holliman
Ann Huse
John G. Kirk
Diane Lederman
David Lehman
Herbert Lindsley
William Linsenmeyer
Oksana Maksymchuk
Sebastian Matthews
Robin McBride
Matthew Meunier
John Murillo
Mai Nardone
Lawrence Nash
Tom Paine
C. Scott Perkins
Peter Pfund
Amanda Pike
James Pingpank
Thomas Price
Mark Rigg
Catherine Rombeau
Elizabeth Shogren
Richard L. Silva, Jr.
Ralph Sneeden
Heather Stough
Mark Vanhoenacker
Timothy Wheeler
Olga Zilberbourg
John Zuraw

Become an Uncommon Friend.

Donation levels and perks:

$10 – Joiner: Public acknowledgment on Uncommon Friends webpage.

$25 – Podcaster: TC’s unique mp3 bundle of four podcasts plus transcripts.

$50 – Writer: TC’s unique mp3 bundle of four podcasts plus transcripts; PDF of sold-out Issue 03.

$125 – Friend: Complimentary one-year PDF subscription; invitations to special events.

$250 – Supporter: Friend benefits, plus print subscription; acknowledgement in one print issue.

$500 – Patron: Supporter benefits; Summer Fiction PDF; acknowledgement in two print issues.

$1000 – Editor: Patron benefits; The Oxford Book of Short Stories; tea with Editor in Chief.

$2000 – Publisher: Editor benefits; a package of three signed books by TC authors.​

Please note that Uncommon Friends Donation Levels can be achieved with cumulative donations within the current calendar year. The Common Foundation is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.




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