Support The Iranian

Why Support This?

Launched in 1995, The Iranian is an online magazine for those who care deeply about all things Iranian–identity, culture, music, history, politics, literature, and one another.

The content we publish seeks to celebrate the Iranian diaspora, showcase our diverse voices, and share stories that matter. We are also an attempt in creating a sustainable media outlet for the Iranian diaspora; one that can remain independent and support quality journalism. 

By becoming a member of The Iranian you’ll be supporting an Iranian-American media outlet by helping us raise the funds necessary to hire journalists and talented creators of in-depth investigative reporting, poignant personal essays, biting satire, advice and coverage of local Iranian events!

Our diaspora community is deserving of a professional media outlet that can share the stories that matter to us; stories that you will not find anywhere else on the web, but that are essential to building stronger, culturally-rich and connected communities.

If you share our enthusiasm and feel that this is a worthwhile cause, here’s how you can help:

one time donation

You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount:

become a sponsor

For $500/month you can add your logo, link and a 15 word message in the right column of all pages. So as to not clutter the site and preserve a clean-reading experience, we are limiting sponsorships to just 5 and do not support animated logos or images.

To become a sponsor please contact us at

sponsor a story

Do you have a story that you feel we should cover? By sponsoring a story we are offering our readership the opportunity to directly support our talented creators. Learn more about sponsoring a story by clicking here.

share your work

While we pay a number of writers to cover certain local events, write op-eds, cover news and in-depth profiles, we absolutely welcome your contributions. Upon submitting your article, it will be reviewed within 24 – 48 hours and you’ll get an email letting you know if your submission will be published.