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Please Help Support Aspiring Young Authors
The Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation is a tax-exempt public benefit nonprofit corporation (tax ID 46-3489728) and relies on donations to run our programs. If you have room for us in your charitable giving, we’d sure appreciate the support. Your dollars will help us encourage kids to pursue their passion for creative writing, enriching their lives and ours.

Your contributions will help fund the “$1000 for 1000 Words” fiction-writing contest and the Bluefire journal where kids can see their work published. We also sponsor creative writing curricula in summer programs for underserved segments of our community, and hold lectures for young writers on the life of a writer and the publishing industry.

Contribution Levels

We will gratefully accept contributions in any amount. Contributions of $35 and above will receive a copy of the journal Bluefire which annually publishes the best submissions from the competition.

Two Ways to Donate

We have two ways you can contribute to the Foundation. The ‘Donate’ button above will let you pay with a credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer to write a check, you can make it out to either The Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation or Blue4Beban and mail it to:


The Leyla Beban Young Authors Foundation
PO Box 610005
Redwood City, CA  94061


Be sure to include your email and/or mailing address so we can send you a receipt.

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