The Arcanist is creating a fantasy and sci-fi flash fiction magazine.
10

patrons

$60
per month


Hi, friends!

We need your help to continue publishing super cool flash fiction.

First Off, What Is The Arcanist?
The Arcanist is a sci-fi and fantasy flash-fiction literary magazine. (Say that five times fast!) 

We are three long-time nerds who met when we left our perspective ranches to study books and words. While about the business of studying books and words, we became fast friends when it was revealed that we're all still waiting for our Hogwarts letters. Thus we transformed from nerds to editors, or professional nerds. 

Our stories are all bite-sized, 1K words or less, for reading on the go. They show the range of today's speculative fiction. They are laugh out loud funny, hair-raisingly scary, subtle and intellectual, and everything in between. Some of our favorite stories are about missing cowsdream reading advertisements, and detachable members. (Yeah, you read that right.)

Why Do We Need the Money?
We believe that writers deserve to be fairly compensated for their work.

Period.

Writers are often asked to work for free or far, far less than their worth. One of our main goals when founding The Arcanist was to provide a paying platform for talented writers that offers competitive rates for fiction.

In addition, reading experience is super important for us. We want our stories to be easy to read so that more people can enjoy them. This was a big factor in deciding to host on Medium, ensuring our readers have a wonderful experience across all devices.

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

By forgoing traditional ads, our publication looks and feels great, but we aren't able to rake in that sweet, sweet ad money.

Instead of shorting our writers or pushing ads down our reader's throats, we have come to Patreon as a way for people to support The Arcanist and our writers while getting 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! 

Rewards range from a humble thank you to a free original t-shirt to early access to our stories. We're always open to improvements and want our patrons to be happy so feel free to offer suggestions about what kind of rewards you'd like to see.
Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Name listed as a support on the site
  • Updates and highlights from the team 
Subscriber
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Above rewards plus... 
  • Digital subscription - get the whole month’s stories ahead of time! 
  • Name in book as donator 
  • Monthly cat pic of our junior editors: Fiddy and/or Poe
  • Patreon shirt voting - a chance to vote on new shirt colors and designs 
Subscriber Plus
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Above rewards plus...
  • Access to higher reward raffles
  • Coupon codes for the store 
  • Free shirt after 6 months
MVP
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Above rewards plus...
  • Free shirt after 3 mos of membership
  • Free yearly anthology
  • Free graphic/sticker/wallpaper
Goals
$60 of $250 per month
At this goal, we will be able to cover our monthly publication costs. All of these funds go to our writers for their work!
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Hi, friends!

We need your help to continue publishing super cool flash fiction.

First Off, What Is The Arcanist?
The Arcanist is a sci-fi and fantasy flash-fiction literary magazine. (Say that five times fast!) 

We are three long-time nerds who met when we left our perspective ranches to study books and words. While about the business of studying books and words, we became fast friends when it was revealed that we're all still waiting for our Hogwarts letters. Thus we transformed from nerds to editors, or professional nerds. 

Our stories are all bite-sized, 1K words or less, for reading on the go. They show the range of today's speculative fiction. They are laugh out loud funny, hair-raisingly scary, subtle and intellectual, and everything in between. Some of our favorite stories are about missing cowsdream reading advertisements, and detachable members. (Yeah, you read that right.)

Why Do We Need the Money?
We believe that writers deserve to be fairly compensated for their work.

Period.

Writers are often asked to work for free or far, far less than their worth. One of our main goals when founding The Arcanist was to provide a paying platform for talented writers that offers competitive rates for fiction.

In addition, reading experience is super important for us. We want our stories to be easy to read so that more people can enjoy them. This was a big factor in deciding to host on Medium, ensuring our readers have a wonderful experience across all devices.

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

By forgoing traditional ads, our publication looks and feels great, but we aren't able to rake in that sweet, sweet ad money.

Instead of shorting our writers or pushing ads down our reader's throats, we have come to Patreon as a way for people to support The Arcanist and our writers while getting 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! 

Rewards range from a humble thank you to a free original t-shirt to early access to our stories. We're always open to improvements and want our patrons to be happy so feel free to offer suggestions about what kind of rewards you'd like to see.

Recent posts by The Arcanist

Tiers
Thank You!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Name listed as a support on the site
  • Updates and highlights from the team 
Subscriber
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Above rewards plus... 
  • Digital subscription - get the whole month’s stories ahead of time! 
  • Name in book as donator 
  • Monthly cat pic of our junior editors: Fiddy and/or Poe
  • Patreon shirt voting - a chance to vote on new shirt colors and designs 
Subscriber Plus
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Above rewards plus...
  • Access to higher reward raffles
  • Coupon codes for the store 
  • Free shirt after 6 months
MVP
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
Above rewards plus...
  • Free shirt after 3 mos of membership
  • Free yearly anthology
  • Free graphic/sticker/wallpaper