Help the Hub City Writers Project navigate a difficult time

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many people, families, and organizations—including ours. Hub City needs your help today.

This is not a normal fundraising appeal. Hub City Bookshop sales have dropped precipitously. The books we have published are sitting on shelves all over the country in stores that are closed. We anticipate deep cuts to state and local government funding. We are going to need your help to get through this.

This unfortunate crisis comes at a time when the Hub City Writers Project has soared to prominence across the region and beyond:

  • Three of our staff members are featured in this month’s Garden & Gun magazine among 30 cultural heroes who are saving the South.
  • Our novel, The Magnetic Girl, received the 2020 Southern Book Prize, voted by readers. Another Hub City novel, Watershed, received the 2020 David Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction.
  • Hub City Bookshop was voted Bibb Pick by more than 100 national authors attending the annual conference of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance we co-hosted in Spartanburg last fall. The award recognizes an indie bookstore that is "warm, welcoming, inclusive and knowledgeable, always with a smile."
  • And perhaps the biggest accomplishment of all? It’s our 25th birthday this month!

Your support year after year built a fantastic bookstore in downtown Spartanburg that is vital to this community’s cultural fabric and a literary organization that is one of the most accomplished in the South.

Now we need you like never before.


As in past years, we will have premiums for those who donate at the following levels.

Give $100 and you receive The Hub City Writers Project: The First 25 Years. This full-color book details fifty iconic stories in the twenty-five year history of the Hub City Writers Project.
Give $150 and receive the above PLUS Above Spartanburg
Give $250 and receive the two above PLUS You Want More: The Selected Stories of George Singleton

Give $500 and receive the three above PLUS The Prettiest Star


You can also send a check to:
Hub City Writers Project
186 West Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306

Questions or comments? Please email Leslie Sainz or call 864-577-9349.