The Ghastling is creating Magazines
13

patrons

$53
per month
The Ghastling was born out of my love of ghost stories and tales of the macabre; loosely based on the Victorian 'Penny Dreadful' and a love of vintage design and typography. Please take a look at the very first issues of the magazine here: Issues One & Two



Begun in 2014, interest in the magazine has snowballed with attention from the likes of the BBC, The Guardian and a certain high profile film director (!). The magazine is currently biannual, publishing in print only but I would love to be able to turn each issue into an audiobook and an ebook.

I wanted to create a magazine that reflected its core right down to the last detail - so much so it even has its own font: 'Ghastling Gothic'. The magazine oozes eeriness and dark things. Dark things in every form. I don't set limits on creativity - I love the daring. Here, a unique place for modern gothic has been created away from the mainstream clichéd formats. The magazine has a large social media following but it is difficult to convert this into sales without a budget for marketing. The magazine has great aesthetic appeal as well as good literary content which makes it a very rare and highly covetable publication.



It is my goal as editor to be able to produce a more substantial print run in order to expand our distribution availability and enable the magazine to be sold in mainstream and specialist bookshops. If it were to be seen on magazine racks and bookshelves I believe it would be very popular. I also want to grow and develop the Ghastling team and pay all contributors and strongly believe in the value of the arts and the importance of paying people for the work that they do. 

I have a vision to expand the Ghastling brand as a go-to platform for all things macabre, horror and strange; to have a website that caters for every aspect of the genre.We have so many ideas such as specialist commissioned reviews, creating special Patreon backed editions, hardbacks, audiobooks and ebooks that we would love to make reality and we want you to be a part of making it happen. Nothing makes us happier than to please our readers and supporters. We want your input and the best way to have your say is by having a stake in this vampire and becoming a Patron!

With the editor and assistant editor based in South Wales, UK, and the art director based in Quebec, Canada,  we pride ourselves on being an international community of creators, writers and artists. If you choose to become a patron - however much you wish to give - you will be supporting a collective, not just an individual but a collective who are striving to continue to produce a unique and beautiful magazine of quality - such that cannot be found anywhere else. A collective that hopes to continue to spotlight the many talents of the seasoned, new and emerging writers, artists and creators; to build and enhance the careers of everyone involved through their shared love of the strange and macabre. 

We want to be the best we can be for our readers!

Thank you for supporting us,

Rebecca Parfitt
Editor
See here for the website
Join our Facebook community 
Twitter: @theghastling
Tiers
The Ectoplasm
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You receive our eternal thanks and access to patron only feed. 
The Poltergeist
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Your name listed on our supporter page on the website  and access to patron only feed. 
The Ouija Board
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Two magazines per year. 

Your name listed on our supporter page on the website and access to patron only feed. Be an exclusive community member for behind the scenes access to the magazine's creative process, AMAs (ask me anything) and author interviews! ! 

The Headless Horseman
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Two magazines per year. 

Your name listed on our supporter page on the website AND in the magazine and access to patron only feed. Be an exclusive community member for behind the scenes access to the magazine's creative process, AMAs (ask me anything) and author interviews!  

The Medium
$20 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Online Mentoring to develop a short story or section of novel in progress with the editor. No longer than 4000 words and one story per year. (Must be within the genre of The Ghastling.) 


Correspondence will be conducted via email in the following manner and will comprise of:


1st submission of story, please allow two months for editor to read and provide feedback for development. The story will then be sent to you for development allowing writer two months from editor's response  to work on it. Writer then sends the revised edit back, allow another two months for final feedback and thoughts for future development and progression from editor. 


PLUS


Two magazines per year. 

Your name listed on our supporter page on the website AND in the magazine and access to patron only feed. Be an exclusive community member for behind the scenes access to the magazine's creative process, AMAs (ask me anything) and author interviews! 



Goals
$53 of $100 per month
This will ensure everybody who contributes to the magazine gets paid.
1 of 5
The Ghastling was born out of my love of ghost stories and tales of the macabre; loosely based on the Victorian 'Penny Dreadful' and a love of vintage design and typography. Please take a look at the very first issues of the magazine here: Issues One & Two



Begun in 2014, interest in the magazine has snowballed with attention from the likes of the BBC, The Guardian and a certain high profile film director (!). The magazine is currently biannual, publishing in print only but I would love to be able to turn each issue into an audiobook and an ebook.

I wanted to create a magazine that reflected its core right down to the last detail - so much so it even has its own font: 'Ghastling Gothic'. The magazine oozes eeriness and dark things. Dark things in every form. I don't set limits on creativity - I love the daring. Here, a unique place for modern gothic has been created away from the mainstream clichéd formats. The magazine has a large social media following but it is difficult to convert this into sales without a budget for marketing. The magazine has great aesthetic appeal as well as good literary content which makes it a very rare and highly covetable publication.



It is my goal as editor to be able to produce a more substantial print run in order to expand our distribution availability and enable the magazine to be sold in mainstream and specialist bookshops. If it were to be seen on magazine racks and bookshelves I believe it would be very popular. I also want to grow and develop the Ghastling team and pay all contributors and strongly believe in the value of the arts and the importance of paying people for the work that they do. 

I have a vision to expand the Ghastling brand as a go-to platform for all things macabre, horror and strange; to have a website that caters for every aspect of the genre.We have so many ideas such as specialist commissioned reviews, creating special Patreon backed editions, hardbacks, audiobooks and ebooks that we would love to make reality and we want you to be a part of making it happen. Nothing makes us happier than to please our readers and supporters. We want your input and the best way to have your say is by having a stake in this vampire and becoming a Patron!

With the editor and assistant editor based in South Wales, UK, and the art director based in Quebec, Canada,  we pride ourselves on being an international community of creators, writers and artists. If you choose to become a patron - however much you wish to give - you will be supporting a collective, not just an individual but a collective who are striving to continue to produce a unique and beautiful magazine of quality - such that cannot be found anywhere else. A collective that hopes to continue to spotlight the many talents of the seasoned, new and emerging writers, artists and creators; to build and enhance the careers of everyone involved through their shared love of the strange and macabre. 

We want to be the best we can be for our readers!

Thank you for supporting us,

Rebecca Parfitt
Editor
See here for the website
Join our Facebook community 
Twitter: @theghastling

Recent posts by The Ghastling

Tiers
The Ectoplasm
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
You receive our eternal thanks and access to patron only feed. 
The Poltergeist
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Your name listed on our supporter page on the website  and access to patron only feed. 
The Ouija Board
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
Two magazines per year. 

Your name listed on our supporter page on the website and access to patron only feed. Be an exclusive community member for behind the scenes access to the magazine's creative process, AMAs (ask me anything) and author interviews! ! 

The Headless Horseman
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
Two magazines per year. 

Your name listed on our supporter page on the website AND in the magazine and access to patron only feed. Be an exclusive community member for behind the scenes access to the magazine's creative process, AMAs (ask me anything) and author interviews!  

The Medium
$20 or more per month 0 of 3 patrons
Online Mentoring to develop a short story or section of novel in progress with the editor. No longer than 4000 words and one story per year. (Must be within the genre of The Ghastling.) 


Correspondence will be conducted via email in the following manner and will comprise of:


1st submission of story, please allow two months for editor to read and provide feedback for development. The story will then be sent to you for development allowing writer two months from editor's response  to work on it. Writer then sends the revised edit back, allow another two months for final feedback and thoughts for future development and progression from editor. 


PLUS


Two magazines per year. 

Your name listed on our supporter page on the website AND in the magazine and access to patron only feed. Be an exclusive community member for behind the scenes access to the magazine's creative process, AMAs (ask me anything) and author interviews!