Mica Gries

Mica Gries

is creating Weird Fiction & Fantasy

4

patrons

$16

per story

Hello lovers of the weird and fantastic!

I want to share my stories with you, and I want to learn and grow as an author. My goal is to write tales that transport the reader into new realms on the backs of beloved characters. Do you remember the last time a book or short story filled you with awe? Made you cry? Kept you awake at night dreaming of impossible worlds? This is what I want to do for you.

My dream is to make writing my primary job, and that means mastering the craft of storytelling. Your patronage ensures that not only will I keep writing, but that I will keep getting better and better!

For $1 per story, you get download access to my newest work. You get to read them before they've been published in any literary magazine or anthology. And you get to send me your feedback. I love to get constructive criticism, so don't be afraid to tell me exactly what you think. But if you just want to praise me to the stars, I'm ok with that, too. The more I hear from you, the more I understand how to hone my craft to give you my absolute best!

At the moment, my emphasis is on stories dealing with some aspect of witchcraft, magic, and our "spirit-haunted world." But I will often branch out and explore new things that excite me. I love the surreal and hallucinogenic, the fantastique and the bizarre. And at times, I will push myself to be personal, vulnerable and expose my own shadow through the work.

Stories will typically be between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Anything shorter than 3,000 words will end up as something in addition to larger work for patrons donating $2 or more.

In addition to my stories, patrons donating $10 will get access to artwork inspired by my writing, from my close friend and creative accomplice, Roxanne Cowles-MacPhail.


For each story, a high resolution ink sketch will be uploaded to the gallery. Some of these sketches will become full-fledged paintings, which will also, in due time, become available for viewing. If we end up with at least 15 subscribers to the $10 tier, Roxanne will turn some of my stories into short graphic novels. Patrons at this tier will receive PDF copies of the comics, and may donate higher to receive print copies. 
 

Tiers
Enter the Portal
$1 or more per story
Access to the library, with the ability to read or download completed stories. Patrons will also be able to provide feedback and comments, to which I will regularly reply.
Walk Down Twilit Paths
$2 or more per story
For each story, patrons donating $2 or more will get one poem or small piece of writing (usually from writing exercises and experiments) that may or may not end up incorporated into a short story at a later time. 
Descend the Depths
$5 or more per story
With $5 or more, patrons will receive everything in the two lower tiers, as well as get access to essays on my process for each story. Much like a director's commentary, these essays will cover choices I made, and the inspirations behind them.
Behold Strange Gods
$10 or more per story
Patrons donating $10 or more will also get access to  Roxanne's ink drawings and paintings inspired by my writing. Comics of my stories will also be made available to download, after reaching 15 patrons on this tier.

Hello lovers of the weird and fantastic!

I want to share my stories with you, and I want to learn and grow as an author. My goal is to write tales that transport the reader into new realms on the backs of beloved characters. Do you remember the last time a book or short story filled you with awe? Made you cry? Kept you awake at night dreaming of impossible worlds? This is what I want to do for you.

My dream is to make writing my primary job, and that means mastering the craft of storytelling. Your patronage ensures that not only will I keep writing, but that I will keep getting better and better!

For $1 per story, you get download access to my newest work. You get to read them before they've been published in any literary magazine or anthology. And you get to send me your feedback. I love to get constructive criticism, so don't be afraid to tell me exactly what you think. But if you just want to praise me to the stars, I'm ok with that, too. The more I hear from you, the more I understand how to hone my craft to give you my absolute best!

At the moment, my emphasis is on stories dealing with some aspect of witchcraft, magic, and our "spirit-haunted world." But I will often branch out and explore new things that excite me. I love the surreal and hallucinogenic, the fantastique and the bizarre. And at times, I will push myself to be personal, vulnerable and expose my own shadow through the work.

Stories will typically be between 3,000 and 8,000 words. Anything shorter than 3,000 words will end up as something in addition to larger work for patrons donating $2 or more.

In addition to my stories, patrons donating $10 will get access to artwork inspired by my writing, from my close friend and creative accomplice, Roxanne Cowles-MacPhail.


For each story, a high resolution ink sketch will be uploaded to the gallery. Some of these sketches will become full-fledged paintings, which will also, in due time, become available for viewing. If we end up with at least 15 subscribers to the $10 tier, Roxanne will turn some of my stories into short graphic novels. Patrons at this tier will receive PDF copies of the comics, and may donate higher to receive print copies. 
 

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Tiers
Enter the Portal
$1 or more per story
Access to the library, with the ability to read or download completed stories. Patrons will also be able to provide feedback and comments, to which I will regularly reply.
Walk Down Twilit Paths
$2 or more per story
For each story, patrons donating $2 or more will get one poem or small piece of writing (usually from writing exercises and experiments) that may or may not end up incorporated into a short story at a later time. 
Descend the Depths
$5 or more per story
With $5 or more, patrons will receive everything in the two lower tiers, as well as get access to essays on my process for each story. Much like a director's commentary, these essays will cover choices I made, and the inspirations behind them.
Behold Strange Gods
$10 or more per story
Patrons donating $10 or more will also get access to  Roxanne's ink drawings and paintings inspired by my writing. Comics of my stories will also be made available to download, after reaching 15 patrons on this tier.