Aliya Whiteley is creating Strange Short Stories.
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Mushrooms, moles, magical cities, Galvanism, escaping punctuation, alien arrivals, sailing forth on the sea, universal fast food outlets, hair, teeth, colours, catastrophes: I write about weird stuff. 



A lot of the time my stories don't exactly fit with what you're expecting. I like playing about with genre and I think sending you a short story once in a while, out of the blue - a story you come to without preconceptions, and with no blurb or build up - might be the best way to read it, enjoy it, and think your own thoughts about it. 

If you think that might suit you, then sign up and I'll send you a piece of short fiction. I'll be aiming for one story a month. That one story might take you anywhere. Your donation will also take me somewhere - it'll take me to the local café where I can sit and write more stories and novels and weird things. If all goes well, maybe your donation can be put towards pen and notebook costs, since I'm a longhand writer and I get through a lot of materials. Or even towards attending events and conventions where I could get to thank you in person for funding my writing. That would be very cool. It'll all go to aiding the writing by buying me time, space, and opportunity.

Put simply, your donation means extra time writing the kind of stories we both like. So if you like what I do this is a really good way to show it, and get more of it.




 A few more things about me:

My first novella 'The Beauty' (Unsung Stories, 2014) was shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson awards, the Saboteur awards, and won a place on the Recommended Reading List for the James Tiptree Jr Award. It will be published in the US in November 2017.

I've been writing for over twenty years and I keep surprising the heck out of myself. I'm just beginning to say what I really want to say; my latest novella 'The Arrival of Missives' (Unsung Stories, 2016) melds historical fiction with science fiction and horror and was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award, a BSFA Award, The Shadow Clarke award project, and the John W Campbell Memorial Award.

I won the first Drabblecast Sacred Chalice of Glory for my story of bus drivers and singalongs, 'Jelly Park'. The Sacred Chalice lives on top of my bookcase.

I've been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and I've had over seventy short stories published in places such as Strange Horizons, Interzone, Black Static, Litro, 3LBE, Bourbon Penn, Blue Monday Review, Kaleidotrope, Storyglossia, Word Riot, East of the Web, The Future Fire...

I was a runner up in the Guardian's Short Short Story competition of 2004, and also a runner up in McSweeney's 13 Writing Prompts Competition of 2006.

Help me to say more, and write more, through a little support via Patreon.




Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per short story
You'll get access to a new short story that won't be published anywhere else. You don't know what it'll be about. I don't know what it'll be about yet. I'm really looking forward to writing it though.
Pledge $5 or more per short story
You'll get to read a brand new short story. You'll also have access to my thoughts in the form of a blog-style post that explains how I wrote it, what I think about it, and where the idea came from.
Pledge $10 or more per short story
Along with a new short story, you'll have access to my thoughts on how I wrote it, what I think about it, and where the idea came from.

There will also be regular updates on longer projects I'm working on, including extracts, and early news of developments and upcoming events.
Goals
28% complete
If I reach this target I'll run a giveaway competition for Patreons only - three winners chosen at random can choose to receive one signed copy of any of my published works.
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This project is currently inactive.

Mushrooms, moles, magical cities, Galvanism, escaping punctuation, alien arrivals, sailing forth on the sea, universal fast food outlets, hair, teeth, colours, catastrophes: I write about weird stuff. 



A lot of the time my stories don't exactly fit with what you're expecting. I like playing about with genre and I think sending you a short story once in a while, out of the blue - a story you come to without preconceptions, and with no blurb or build up - might be the best way to read it, enjoy it, and think your own thoughts about it. 

If you think that might suit you, then sign up and I'll send you a piece of short fiction. I'll be aiming for one story a month. That one story might take you anywhere. Your donation will also take me somewhere - it'll take me to the local café where I can sit and write more stories and novels and weird things. If all goes well, maybe your donation can be put towards pen and notebook costs, since I'm a longhand writer and I get through a lot of materials. Or even towards attending events and conventions where I could get to thank you in person for funding my writing. That would be very cool. It'll all go to aiding the writing by buying me time, space, and opportunity.

Put simply, your donation means extra time writing the kind of stories we both like. So if you like what I do this is a really good way to show it, and get more of it.




 A few more things about me:

My first novella 'The Beauty' (Unsung Stories, 2014) was shortlisted for the Shirley Jackson awards, the Saboteur awards, and won a place on the Recommended Reading List for the James Tiptree Jr Award. It will be published in the US in November 2017.

I've been writing for over twenty years and I keep surprising the heck out of myself. I'm just beginning to say what I really want to say; my latest novella 'The Arrival of Missives' (Unsung Stories, 2016) melds historical fiction with science fiction and horror and was shortlisted for a Saboteur Award, a BSFA Award, The Shadow Clarke award project, and the John W Campbell Memorial Award.

I won the first Drabblecast Sacred Chalice of Glory for my story of bus drivers and singalongs, 'Jelly Park'. The Sacred Chalice lives on top of my bookcase.

I've been nominated for the Pushcart Prize twice, and I've had over seventy short stories published in places such as Strange Horizons, Interzone, Black Static, Litro, 3LBE, Bourbon Penn, Blue Monday Review, Kaleidotrope, Storyglossia, Word Riot, East of the Web, The Future Fire...

I was a runner up in the Guardian's Short Short Story competition of 2004, and also a runner up in McSweeney's 13 Writing Prompts Competition of 2006.

Help me to say more, and write more, through a little support via Patreon.




Recent posts by Aliya Whiteley

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per short story
You'll get access to a new short story that won't be published anywhere else. You don't know what it'll be about. I don't know what it'll be about yet. I'm really looking forward to writing it though.
Pledge $5 or more per short story
You'll get to read a brand new short story. You'll also have access to my thoughts in the form of a blog-style post that explains how I wrote it, what I think about it, and where the idea came from.
Pledge $10 or more per short story
Along with a new short story, you'll have access to my thoughts on how I wrote it, what I think about it, and where the idea came from.

There will also be regular updates on longer projects I'm working on, including extracts, and early news of developments and upcoming events.