A.J. Odasso is creating POETRY, ESSAYS, FICTION, & EDITORIAL WORK @ STRANGE HORIZONS
31
patrons
$103
per month
Hello!  My name is A.J., and I'm a writer/editor/educator with two collections of poetry from Flipped Eye Publishing (Lost Books and The Dishonesty of Dreams) and two chapbooks from Maverick Duck Press (Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust).  My third third collection, The Sting of It (formerly titled Things Being What They Are), was shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize and will be published in Summer 2019 by Tolsun Books.  For more information, you can find me on Twitter.

I spend quite a lot of time proof-reading and editing work by others (whether it's submissions to the publications for which I've edited over time or pieces by colleagues, friends, and family).  Most of the editorial work I undertake is entirely voluntary.  I do this because 1) I take great pleasure in parsing the minutiae of grammar, and 2) I derive great satisfaction from helping others ensure that their writing is the best that it can be.  I'm Senior Poetry Co-Editor at Strange Horizons magazine on a voluntary basis; publishing diverse voices brings me immense joy.

If there's anything I've learned in the 6 years since I joined the SH staff, it's that editing cuts into writing time—especially when you have a full time day-job on top of everything else.  That's not to say that I don't find time to write, as I cram that into whatever spare moments I can find.  Simply put: I'm busy, have student loans and medical debt, went through an unexpected divorce (read: escaped an abusive marriage) not long ago, and moved across the country to take employment that, frustratingly, barely permits me to cover expenses.  I love writing and editing.  Most of the hours I spend on those pursuits are unpaid.

As my patron, you'll get a first glimpse at poem drafts, and you'll also get sneak peeks at essays, cover art, and short stories.

Thanks for your support, in whatever form. Readers shape the world!
Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
$2 or more per month
I'll send you a thank-you note and ask if there's anything you'd like to see me write about!  I like taking prompts from readers.
Pledge $5 or more per month
I'll send you a signed copy of one of my chapbooks, either Devil's Road Down or Wanderlust (your choice).
Pledge $10 or more per month
I'll send you signed copies of both of my chapbooks from MDP, Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Signed copy of one of my poetry collections, either Lost Books or The Dishonesty of Dreams (your choice).
Pledge $50 or more per month
I'll send you signed copies of both poetry collections, Lost Books or The Dishonesty of Dreams, from Flipped Eye Publishing, and I will also write a poem per month on whatever subject you ask.
Pledge $100 or more per month
I will send you signed copies of both chapbooks and both collections, as well as write either 1) two poems per month on whatever subjects you ask, or 2) a piece of short fiction per month (3,000 - 5,000 word range, but probably more) in response to whatever prompt you may choose to give.
Goals
$103 of $300 per month
As soon as I reach $300/month, I'll be doing a prize-draw from amongst patrons (no matter how much you pledge) for signed copies of all four of my books.
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Hello!  My name is A.J., and I'm a writer/editor/educator with two collections of poetry from Flipped Eye Publishing (Lost Books and The Dishonesty of Dreams) and two chapbooks from Maverick Duck Press (Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust).  My third third collection, The Sting of It (formerly titled Things Being What They Are), was shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize and will be published in Summer 2019 by Tolsun Books.  For more information, you can find me on Twitter.

I spend quite a lot of time proof-reading and editing work by others (whether it's submissions to the publications for which I've edited over time or pieces by colleagues, friends, and family).  Most of the editorial work I undertake is entirely voluntary.  I do this because 1) I take great pleasure in parsing the minutiae of grammar, and 2) I derive great satisfaction from helping others ensure that their writing is the best that it can be.  I'm Senior Poetry Co-Editor at Strange Horizons magazine on a voluntary basis; publishing diverse voices brings me immense joy.

If there's anything I've learned in the 6 years since I joined the SH staff, it's that editing cuts into writing time—especially when you have a full time day-job on top of everything else.  That's not to say that I don't find time to write, as I cram that into whatever spare moments I can find.  Simply put: I'm busy, have student loans and medical debt, went through an unexpected divorce (read: escaped an abusive marriage) not long ago, and moved across the country to take employment that, frustratingly, barely permits me to cover expenses.  I love writing and editing.  Most of the hours I spend on those pursuits are unpaid.

As my patron, you'll get a first glimpse at poem drafts, and you'll also get sneak peeks at essays, cover art, and short stories.

Thanks for your support, in whatever form. Readers shape the world!

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Tiers
Pledge $2 or more per month
$2 or more per month
I'll send you a thank-you note and ask if there's anything you'd like to see me write about!  I like taking prompts from readers.
Pledge $5 or more per month
I'll send you a signed copy of one of my chapbooks, either Devil's Road Down or Wanderlust (your choice).
Pledge $10 or more per month
I'll send you signed copies of both of my chapbooks from MDP, Devil's Road Down and Wanderlust.
Pledge $25 or more per month
Signed copy of one of my poetry collections, either Lost Books or The Dishonesty of Dreams (your choice).
Pledge $50 or more per month
I'll send you signed copies of both poetry collections, Lost Books or The Dishonesty of Dreams, from Flipped Eye Publishing, and I will also write a poem per month on whatever subject you ask.
Pledge $100 or more per month
I will send you signed copies of both chapbooks and both collections, as well as write either 1) two poems per month on whatever subjects you ask, or 2) a piece of short fiction per month (3,000 - 5,000 word range, but probably more) in response to whatever prompt you may choose to give.