The Arcanist is creating a fantasy and sci-fi flash fiction magazine.
11

patrons

$54
per month


Hi, friends! The Arcanist needs your support to continue publishing fantasy and sci-fi flash fiction .

First Off, What Are We Trying to Accomplish?
Our publication hopes to offer SFF writers and artists a new, paying platform to publish their works to. 

We strongly believe that fantasy and sci-fi are two of the most important genres in the literary world, helping us escape to distant lands, reflect on our shared humanity, and gaze into the future. 

To that end, we have launched The Arcanist, a literary magazine that focuses on short, 1,000-word stories that are perfect for genre fans on the go. 

Why Do We Need the Money?
We believe that the reading experience should come at the forefront of digital publishing. Because of this belief, we have decided to use Medium as our backbone, ensuring our readers have a wonderful experience across all devices. You can read more about us here!

However, this comes with one set back: no ad revenue. 

By not using traditional ads, our publication looks and feels great, but we do need funding to stay afloat. Instead of pushing ads down our reader's throats, we have decided to use Patreon as a way for people to subscribe to The Arcanist, giving out rewards and extra benefits along the way. 

We think it's a win-win. 

What Do I Get For Supporting The Arcanist? 
A bunch of cool stuff! 

Like traditional magazines, we have set up this Patreon as a subscription service with various levels. 

To start, we offer a thank you by listing your name as a supporter on our site's about section. For $5, you get perfectly formatted stories delivered to your email inbox a day before they become public, allowing you to easily read them without all added nonsense that comes with adding digital books to e-reader apps. 

In the future, our higher level subscribers will have access to audio versions of all of our stories, providing yet another way for them to access our content. 

What Are Your Goals? 
Our main goals are to expand our content offerings by first covering our monthly publication costs and moving up from there. 

Eventually, we hope to pay for more stories per month, have audio support for all stories, up our writer's payments, and eventually be able to add staff to help us produce more content and oppertunities for the SFF community.

We want to keep all of our content ad-free, and we need your help to do so!
Rewards
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Name listed as a support on the site.
Subscriber
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Early access e-subscription. We will send you the week's story one day in advance straight to your inbox.
  • Name listed as a support on the site.
Subscriber Plus
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to audio stories (when made available).
  • Early access e-subscription. We will send you the week's story one day in advance straight to your inbox.
  • Name listed as a support on the site
MVP
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Advanced copies of our anthologies collections.
  • Exclusive letters from our team about upcoming special content.
  • Access to audio stories (when made available).
  • Early access e-subscription. We will send you the week's story one day in advance straight to your inbox.
  • Name listed as a support on the site.
Goals
$54 of $200 per month
At this goal, we will be able to cover our monthly publication costs (4 stories per month). All of these funds go to our writers for their work! 
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Hi, friends! The Arcanist needs your support to continue publishing fantasy and sci-fi flash fiction .

First Off, What Are We Trying to Accomplish?
Our publication hopes to offer SFF writers and artists a new, paying platform to publish their works to. 

We strongly believe that fantasy and sci-fi are two of the most important genres in the literary world, helping us escape to distant lands, reflect on our shared humanity, and gaze into the future. 

To that end, we have launched The Arcanist, a literary magazine that focuses on short, 1,000-word stories that are perfect for genre fans on the go. 

Why Do We Need the Money?
We believe that the reading experience should come at the forefront of digital publishing. Because of this belief, we have decided to use Medium as our backbone, ensuring our readers have a wonderful experience across all devices. You can read more about us here!

However, this comes with one set back: no ad revenue. 

By not using traditional ads, our publication looks and feels great, but we do need funding to stay afloat. Instead of pushing ads down our reader's throats, we have decided to use Patreon as a way for people to subscribe to The Arcanist, giving out rewards and extra benefits along the way. 

We think it's a win-win. 

What Do I Get For Supporting The Arcanist? 
A bunch of cool stuff! 

Like traditional magazines, we have set up this Patreon as a subscription service with various levels. 

To start, we offer a thank you by listing your name as a supporter on our site's about section. For $5, you get perfectly formatted stories delivered to your email inbox a day before they become public, allowing you to easily read them without all added nonsense that comes with adding digital books to e-reader apps. 

In the future, our higher level subscribers will have access to audio versions of all of our stories, providing yet another way for them to access our content. 

What Are Your Goals? 
Our main goals are to expand our content offerings by first covering our monthly publication costs and moving up from there. 

Eventually, we hope to pay for more stories per month, have audio support for all stories, up our writer's payments, and eventually be able to add staff to help us produce more content and oppertunities for the SFF community.

We want to keep all of our content ad-free, and we need your help to do so!

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Rewards
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
  • Name listed as a support on the site.
Subscriber
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
  • Early access e-subscription. We will send you the week's story one day in advance straight to your inbox.
  • Name listed as a support on the site.
Subscriber Plus
$10 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to audio stories (when made available).
  • Early access e-subscription. We will send you the week's story one day in advance straight to your inbox.
  • Name listed as a support on the site
MVP
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Advanced copies of our anthologies collections.
  • Exclusive letters from our team about upcoming special content.
  • Access to audio stories (when made available).
  • Early access e-subscription. We will send you the week's story one day in advance straight to your inbox.
  • Name listed as a support on the site.