The Aiming Circle

is creating a military-writing community of practice.

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"Registration Fire!"
$1
per month


  • Thanks for your help! You'll get exclusive first-notice and early warning regarding new and emerging markets, resources, calls for submissions, contests, workshops, and other opportunities related to writing and creating on military themes—before we post them to the public!
  • You'll also get members-only visibility to our ratings of journals, anthologies, and contests!
"Illumination Rounds!"
$3
per month
  • You'll get exclusive members-only access to our secret, non-public Facebook Group! There, you can post and discuss events, products, services and other offers relevant to your fellow practitioners! Network with your peers! Collaborate with new colleagues!
  • You'll also receive the benefits of all lower levels!
"High-Explosive Rounds!"
$5
per month
  • Once a week via Patreon (and possibly other channels TBD), you'll gain members-only access to short, insightful posts regarding one of the following:
  • Resource lists and book recommendations!
  • Hardworking craft essays and how-to tips for military writers!
  • Writing prompts and other creative exercises!
  • Market reports and deadline-ticklers for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and book publishing opportunities on military themes!
  • You'll also receive the benefits of all lower levels!

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About

The Aiming Circle is an on-line resource for writer-practitioners of military-themed literary and genre fiction; creative non-fiction; history; poetry; opinion/analysis; and other storytelling. We illuminate potential markets, contests, workshops, and other opportunities for military writers, and provide them concrete tools, tips, and techniques for writing, editing, and publishing their work on time, and on target.

Facilitated by award-winning soldier-poet and humorist Charlie Sherpa (Welcome to FOB Haiku, published in 2015), the Aiming Circle is maintained and managed by Middle West Press LLC. Since launching the Red Bull Rising blog in 2009, Sherpa has assisted and inspired hundreds of service members, veterans, and families in documenting, expressing, and exploring their own military narratives. With your help, we can signal-boost and extend that reach!

Thanks for your interest and support of The Aiming Circle, along with Red Bull Rising and Middle West Press LLC! We look forward to learning and working with you!
Goals
24 of 100 patrons
We'll put in a requisition for an artist to update to our logo. (Right now, it's just a drawing of an M2 Aiming Circle, cut from an old Army field manual. When the new artwork arrives, we'll make sure to share it with our patrons in the form of some cool Aiming Circle merchandise, like stickers, postcards, or even military-style challenge coins!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 74 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 74 exclusive posts
39
Images
10
Links
28
Writings

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