Eliza Callard is creating Poetry
13

patrons

$53
per Poems
So, I'm your average poet, who would normally be working a day job and whining about the two hours a day I had to write around that.  With Cystic Fibrosis, however, that "normal" avenue is closed off.  My health is, frankly, not reliable enough to make me a useful employee.  I'm on disability.  What I have is two hours of energy a day (most days) to write, and no paying job.

Enter Patreon!  (Picture a parade.)  Here's how it works.  You, my Patrons, pledge your support behind each poem that I post.   It'll be 1-2 poems per month, but you can put a cap on the monthly $ if you want so you don't go over your poet-charity budget.  

For that I will promise a good read, plus bonus content, like how-does-she-do-that? videos, audio recordings of me reading my poetry, and a "Hot Baristas of NW Philadelphia Calendar" (last item small print: not really).  For each level of pledge ($1 per poem, $3 per poem, etc.) I have a small reward you can cash in at some time during your tenure as my Patron.  
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Poems
3 patrons
Welcome!  This is how much I pay for the bus, so thank you for getting me to work!  
You'll get access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, plus exclusive bonus content.
Pledge $3 or more per Poems
6 patrons
Great!  This is what it costs to submit to most lit mags these days, so thank for helping me get my work out there! 
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why).
Pledge $5 or more per Poems
3 patrons
Wow!  This will keep me in my lucky writing pencils, so I can always have one behind my ear!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary).
Pledge $10 or more per Poems
1 patron
Thank you thank you!  This amount of money can buy me a new poetry journal!  Wow!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it.
Pledge $15 or more per Poems
0 patrons
Yowzers!  This will help toward the yearly fee for my submission database, Duotrope, to keep those poems rolling out the door.  Thank you.
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it.
Pledge $20 or more per Poems
1 patron
Holy Stromboli!  This one can cover the cost of contest submissions, so thank you!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it, plus
  6. a handwritten poem of your choice, signed and illustrated by me.
Pledge $50 or more per Poems
0 patrons
Oh, my goodness!  This is for the gym membership--it's a place that I write and keep my lungs clear so I can write.  I thank you and my lungs thank you!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it, plus
  6. a handwritten poem of your choice, signed and illustrated by me, plus
  7. either I'll make a poem featuring your name in some way OR send me three of your poems and I'll critique them.
Pledge $100 or more per Poems
0 patrons
OK, now you're just spoiling me!  Half of this money will feed my book habit, and half will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Thank you very very much.
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it, plus
  6. a handwritten poem of your choice, signed and illustrated by me, plus
  7. either I'll make a poem featuring your name in some way OR send me three of your poems and I'll critique them, plus
  8. house reading!!  You bring the friends, I'll bring the poems.
Goals
$53 of $200 per Poems
I need something to sell at poetry readings while I'm still collecting enough ace material to submit for a full-length book to a publisher.
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So, I'm your average poet, who would normally be working a day job and whining about the two hours a day I had to write around that.  With Cystic Fibrosis, however, that "normal" avenue is closed off.  My health is, frankly, not reliable enough to make me a useful employee.  I'm on disability.  What I have is two hours of energy a day (most days) to write, and no paying job.

Enter Patreon!  (Picture a parade.)  Here's how it works.  You, my Patrons, pledge your support behind each poem that I post.   It'll be 1-2 poems per month, but you can put a cap on the monthly $ if you want so you don't go over your poet-charity budget.  

For that I will promise a good read, plus bonus content, like how-does-she-do-that? videos, audio recordings of me reading my poetry, and a "Hot Baristas of NW Philadelphia Calendar" (last item small print: not really).  For each level of pledge ($1 per poem, $3 per poem, etc.) I have a small reward you can cash in at some time during your tenure as my Patron.  

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per Poems
3 patrons
Welcome!  This is how much I pay for the bus, so thank you for getting me to work!  
You'll get access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, plus exclusive bonus content.
Pledge $3 or more per Poems
6 patrons
Great!  This is what it costs to submit to most lit mags these days, so thank for helping me get my work out there! 
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why).
Pledge $5 or more per Poems
3 patrons
Wow!  This will keep me in my lucky writing pencils, so I can always have one behind my ear!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary).
Pledge $10 or more per Poems
1 patron
Thank you thank you!  This amount of money can buy me a new poetry journal!  Wow!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it.
Pledge $15 or more per Poems
0 patrons
Yowzers!  This will help toward the yearly fee for my submission database, Duotrope, to keep those poems rolling out the door.  Thank you.
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it.
Pledge $20 or more per Poems
1 patron
Holy Stromboli!  This one can cover the cost of contest submissions, so thank you!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it, plus
  6. a handwritten poem of your choice, signed and illustrated by me.
Pledge $50 or more per Poems
0 patrons
Oh, my goodness!  This is for the gym membership--it's a place that I write and keep my lungs clear so I can write.  I thank you and my lungs thank you!
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it, plus
  6. a handwritten poem of your choice, signed and illustrated by me, plus
  7. either I'll make a poem featuring your name in some way OR send me three of your poems and I'll critique them.
Pledge $100 or more per Poems
0 patrons
OK, now you're just spoiling me!  Half of this money will feed my book habit, and half will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Thank you very very much.
You'll get:
  1. access to my Patrons Only page where I will post 1-2 new poems per month, exclusive bonus content, plus
  2. a list of my top ten favorite poetry books (and why), plus
  3. a copy of my favorite poem I read on the day of your choice (with commentary), plus
  4. a snapshot of my poetry journal with a draft (and probably doodles) on it, plus
  5. give me a prompt and I'll write a poem using it, plus
  6. a handwritten poem of your choice, signed and illustrated by me, plus
  7. either I'll make a poem featuring your name in some way OR send me three of your poems and I'll critique them, plus
  8. house reading!!  You bring the friends, I'll bring the poems.