C. Jai Ferry is creating grit lit & flash fiction
1
patron
$1
per month
I write stories about humans. They're unsettling, they're bittersweet, and they stick with you. I explore those gray areas that most people don't like to think about, but they are the gray areas of our everyday lives. My writing has been described as intense, unflinching, and disturbing---something often referred to as grit lit (although my Southern roots don't shine through as strongly as they could). You won't find romantic ideals or fake nostalgia in my writing. You'll find gritty, raw real life.

Is my writing everyone's cup of tea? Not by a long shot. But I firmly believe these stories need to be told. They are about people facing everyday challenges and making not-so-everyday choices. We make thousands of seemingly insignificant decisions every day, but what happens when an innocent decision takes us down an overgrown path? 

By supporting me, you are enabling me to write more, plain and simple. If I can spend less time trying to find people to buy my collections, then I can write more flash fiction, short stories, and (gulp!) perhaps a novel or two (or ten!). You're also ensuring that I can continue to explore new ways to deliver content (I already have plans for audiobooks and podcasts, but what other trouble can I get into?! psst....send me your ideas!). And you're supporting small coffee shops, cafes, and other independent retailers of caffeine bursts in rural America. I live in an area where mom and pop shops still exist, and I am determined to help them survive and thrive. Becoming my patron means I can leave bigger tips for the awesome service I receive.

Look, I get it. Starting a new relationship can be scary. Take a moment to peruse my website, where you can learn more about me and my writing. I've got a few stories available for free, plus my blog includes quite a few examples of microfiction. If you sign up for my newsletter, you can get a free ebook with a handful of short stories and poems (yes, I've been known to dabble in poetry). If you're intrigued, come join my patron community and share my work with others you think might be interested. If you still have questions or concerns, drop me a line. I'm always happy to chat...although I've been known to talk people's ears off. Don't say you haven't been warned ;) 
Tiers
Spread the Love
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!

Includes
  • Access to a feed of patron-only flash fiction
  • Connect with other patrons
See Your Name in Print
$3 or more per month
As a patron, you'll be recognized in print and online for making my work possible.

Includes
  • Access to a feed of patron-only flash fiction
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name listed on my website and in new publications
Gotta Have It! Early Access (Kindle)
$5 or more per month
Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to a mobi file to read on your Kindle device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live. 

Includes
  • Free mobi file (Kindle) of new ebooks before release day
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
Gotta Have It! Early Access (ePub)
$5 or more per month
Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to an ePub file to read on your (non-Kindle) ereader device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live.  

Includes
  • Free ePub copy of new ebooks before release day
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
Microfiction in the Mail
$10 or more per month only 15 left
I'll send you a postcard story written just for you! 

Includes
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
  • A uniquely yours microfiction story mailed to you each month
The In Crowd (with ARCs)
$15 or more per month
Each month you'll get early access to a nearly finalized story or collection being prepared for publication or submission (both digital and print). Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to read it and let me know if you see anything wonky. Or just read and enjoy ;) 

Includes
  • Advance Reader Copy (ARC)
  • See Your Name in Print tier rewards
The Bibliophile
$25 or more per month
Discover new authors! Each month I will send you a print version of a short story or collection that I enjoyed reading. It's like getting birthday gifts every month (without getting older!).

Includes
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
  • A new book from my curated library mailed to you each month
Private Audience
$50 or more per month
I will read my favorite flash fiction stories (new and old) just for you. Receive access to one audio file per month. I choose the stories, but feel free to send me requests!

Includes
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
  • Receive access to one audio file per month
Goals
$1 of $50 per month
I'll write a story (or two or three) with your ideas. Send me all the ideas your heart desires to see in a story. I'll choose one (or more) and write a flash fiction or short story that will be published (with all my lovely patrons getting the first electronic copies).
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I write stories about humans. They're unsettling, they're bittersweet, and they stick with you. I explore those gray areas that most people don't like to think about, but they are the gray areas of our everyday lives. My writing has been described as intense, unflinching, and disturbing---something often referred to as grit lit (although my Southern roots don't shine through as strongly as they could). You won't find romantic ideals or fake nostalgia in my writing. You'll find gritty, raw real life.

Is my writing everyone's cup of tea? Not by a long shot. But I firmly believe these stories need to be told. They are about people facing everyday challenges and making not-so-everyday choices. We make thousands of seemingly insignificant decisions every day, but what happens when an innocent decision takes us down an overgrown path? 

By supporting me, you are enabling me to write more, plain and simple. If I can spend less time trying to find people to buy my collections, then I can write more flash fiction, short stories, and (gulp!) perhaps a novel or two (or ten!). You're also ensuring that I can continue to explore new ways to deliver content (I already have plans for audiobooks and podcasts, but what other trouble can I get into?! psst....send me your ideas!). And you're supporting small coffee shops, cafes, and other independent retailers of caffeine bursts in rural America. I live in an area where mom and pop shops still exist, and I am determined to help them survive and thrive. Becoming my patron means I can leave bigger tips for the awesome service I receive.

Look, I get it. Starting a new relationship can be scary. Take a moment to peruse my website, where you can learn more about me and my writing. I've got a few stories available for free, plus my blog includes quite a few examples of microfiction. If you sign up for my newsletter, you can get a free ebook with a handful of short stories and poems (yes, I've been known to dabble in poetry). If you're intrigued, come join my patron community and share my work with others you think might be interested. If you still have questions or concerns, drop me a line. I'm always happy to chat...although I've been known to talk people's ears off. Don't say you haven't been warned ;) 

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Tiers
Spread the Love
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!

Includes
  • Access to a feed of patron-only flash fiction
  • Connect with other patrons
See Your Name in Print
$3 or more per month
As a patron, you'll be recognized in print and online for making my work possible.

Includes
  • Access to a feed of patron-only flash fiction
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Your name listed on my website and in new publications
Gotta Have It! Early Access (Kindle)
$5 or more per month
Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to a mobi file to read on your Kindle device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live. 

Includes
  • Free mobi file (Kindle) of new ebooks before release day
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
Gotta Have It! Early Access (ePub)
$5 or more per month
Be the first to read new publications. You will get access to an ePub file to read on your (non-Kindle) ereader device or app -- and you'll get it at least 12 hours before the book goes live.  

Includes
  • Free ePub copy of new ebooks before release day
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
Microfiction in the Mail
$10 or more per month only 15 left
I'll send you a postcard story written just for you! 

Includes
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
  • A uniquely yours microfiction story mailed to you each month
The In Crowd (with ARCs)
$15 or more per month
Each month you'll get early access to a nearly finalized story or collection being prepared for publication or submission (both digital and print). Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to read it and let me know if you see anything wonky. Or just read and enjoy ;) 

Includes
  • Advance Reader Copy (ARC)
  • See Your Name in Print tier rewards
The Bibliophile
$25 or more per month
Discover new authors! Each month I will send you a print version of a short story or collection that I enjoyed reading. It's like getting birthday gifts every month (without getting older!).

Includes
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
  • A new book from my curated library mailed to you each month
Private Audience
$50 or more per month
I will read my favorite flash fiction stories (new and old) just for you. Receive access to one audio file per month. I choose the stories, but feel free to send me requests!

Includes
  • Spread the Love tier rewards
  • Receive access to one audio file per month