Alternating Current Press is creating Footnote #2
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patron

$9
per month

Who are we?


Alternating Current is an independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, and all that is electric in the literary world.

We are the home of  Footnote: A Literary Journal of HistoryThe Luminaire Award for Best Poetry and Best ProseThe Charter Oak Award for Best HistoricalThe Electric Book Award (for an unpublished manuscript to become a book), The Coil Book Award (to recognize an already-published book), The Spark Book Award (for a young adult manuscript on themes of science, math, or history), and Microgrants for Marginalized Writers. We feature daily news, columns, interviews, book reviews, and award-winning writing on our journal, The Coil, and have a backcatalog to die for on Alternating Current Press.


Why do we need you?


Alternating Current, like all artistic endeavors, is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. What started in 1993 as a cut-n-paste hobby has blossomed into an indie press competing for its corner of the market. It's a tough market, though, and every year we spend thousands of dollars out of our own pockets promoting and supporting emerging writers, in the hopes that we will be the launching pad for their remarkable careers. In the years to come, we have even bigger plans, and we need your help to make them grow!


So how does this patron thing work?


Patreon is a platform to provide regular, recurring funds to artistic endeavors that may not otherwise have stability. It connects art projects with the people who care about giving ongoing support, not just a one-time dealie (Yes, we'll take those, too.), and it makes it easy, secure, and automatic (and yes, you can cancel or modify it at any time) to donate. For just $1 (or a couple bucks! or more!) per month, you can help provide us with the financial security to keep making great books and to expand our future projects. The idea is that you, as a patron, won't miss a buck (a single buck!) or two per month, but for us, those dollars add up and provide the stability we need to exist from month to month.

Our first Milestone Goals are on the left, so you can see where your money is going. Our needs first and foremost are to be able to fund our annual awards and to pay our authors and contributors, especially on The Coil. Beginning in 2017, we will be printing 6 books per year, so we are always somewhere in the annual rotation. Any amount we can raise toward these goals makes a huge difference in changing the lives of emerging authors. Really, truly, every dollar counts.

Feeling extra generous? There are pledge amounts to the right that have some kickass thank-you prizes, too. **Please note that if you cancel your patronage, then your ongoing rewards are also canceled.**
Rewards
The Dickens
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Private posts, including announcements
  • One exclusive, unpublished poem per month, by an Alternating Current author
  • A vote in the preliminary round of the Coil Book Award
The O'Connor
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • A digital copy of Footnote, upon each issue's annual release
  • An ad on The Coil (Send one single link to alt.current at gmail. We do the rest.)
The Plath
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual PDF of printable poetry postcards
  • Free submissions of manuscripts, poetry, prose, and historical pieces to our press (no entry fees for you)
  • A digital copy of our most recent book every June and December
The Angelou
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • A digital copy of our most recent book every September
  • 10% discount on our entire catalog for the duration of your patronage
  • Your name listed on our next award press release as a sponsor
  • Hi-res wallpaper of each book cover
The Hemingway
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your donation listed in memory/honor of someone (hereafter named 'honoree') on our awards press releases
  • Personal thank-you card
  • Annual set of bookmarks
  • Your name listed on the awards finalist announcement
  • Your company's logo on the semifinalist announcement
  • An advertisement on The Coil every 4 months
The Baldwin
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual swag package (after 4 months at this level)
  • An annual set of vinyl stickers
  • A vote for upcoming special anthology projects
  • Your name hyperlinked on our awards page and announcements
  • Your honoree's name hyperlinked on page and announcements
  • Annual PDF posters of winning book covers
  • A digital copy of our most recent book every March
The Joyce
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Advance eBook ARC/early reader galleys of all our books before they are released
  • Beta testing on all books and products before they are released
  • Your name listed on our winning announcement
  • Your company's logo listed on our finalist announcement
  • Your company's logo hyperlinked on our finalist page and announcements
  • 100-word bio of your honoree listed on awards page
The Fitzgerald
$10 or more per month 1 patron
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your name listed as a patron on the press releases for the award-winning books
  • Your company's logo listed on the winning announcement and awards page
  • 100-word bio of your company listed on the awards page
  • Annual set of bookplates
  • Annual set of buttons
  • Your own Best Books of the Year post or Shelfie on The Coil
The Woolf
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual large swag package (after 3 months at this level)
  • Annual item from our store (after 3 months at this level)
  • Your company's logo listed on our press release
  • Your name listed as a patron in our eBook versions
The Austen
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your name listed as a patron in our annual print & eBook versions
  • An annual full set of limited-edition, letterpressed postcards of the poetry winners (after 2 months at this level)
  • At least one annual handmade art project by an Alternating Current artist (after 3 months at this level)
  • All of our digital books upon release
The Brontë
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your company's logo listed in the print & eBook versions of our books
  • An annual ad in eBook versions of Footnote or a various-author anthology
  • 100-word company bio listed in eBook versions of award-winning book
  • 100-word honoree's bio listed in eBook versions of award-winning book
  • 10% discount on all author services (critiques, editing services, etc.)
  • Hand-etched shotglass with our logo
The Steinbeck
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your logo listed on the back cover of the print books (after 6 months at this level)
  • Your logo listed on the sponsors page
  • An autographed copy of all annual single-author books (after 6 months at this level)
  • A half-page ad in the print & eBook versions of our annual various-author anthologies
  • An advertisement on The Coil every month
  • A hand-etched flask with an illustration from our books
The Faulkner
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual very-large swag package
  • Editor-in-Chief Leah Angstman will paint you a painting with the subject matter of your choice (after 3 months at this level)
  • A full-page ad in all print & eBook versions of various-author anthologies
  • Staff discount entry for AWP conference
  • We'll discuss other exposure opportunities that might work best for your company
Goals
$9 of $60 per month
This amount covers set-up costs, initial proof galleys, ISBN purchases, and contributor copies for all 6 new books for one year. This is the very base amount we need just to publish new books each year.
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Who are we?


Alternating Current is an independent press dedicated to publishing and promoting incredible literature that challenges readers and has an innate sense of self, timelessness, and atmosphere. We love science, history, homebound roots, rural landscapes, poetic literary fiction, diverse voices, and all that is electric in the literary world.

We are the home of  Footnote: A Literary Journal of HistoryThe Luminaire Award for Best Poetry and Best ProseThe Charter Oak Award for Best HistoricalThe Electric Book Award (for an unpublished manuscript to become a book), The Coil Book Award (to recognize an already-published book), The Spark Book Award (for a young adult manuscript on themes of science, math, or history), and Microgrants for Marginalized Writers. We feature daily news, columns, interviews, book reviews, and award-winning writing on our journal, The Coil, and have a backcatalog to die for on Alternating Current Press.


Why do we need you?


Alternating Current, like all artistic endeavors, is run by a small group of dedicated volunteers. What started in 1993 as a cut-n-paste hobby has blossomed into an indie press competing for its corner of the market. It's a tough market, though, and every year we spend thousands of dollars out of our own pockets promoting and supporting emerging writers, in the hopes that we will be the launching pad for their remarkable careers. In the years to come, we have even bigger plans, and we need your help to make them grow!


So how does this patron thing work?


Patreon is a platform to provide regular, recurring funds to artistic endeavors that may not otherwise have stability. It connects art projects with the people who care about giving ongoing support, not just a one-time dealie (Yes, we'll take those, too.), and it makes it easy, secure, and automatic (and yes, you can cancel or modify it at any time) to donate. For just $1 (or a couple bucks! or more!) per month, you can help provide us with the financial security to keep making great books and to expand our future projects. The idea is that you, as a patron, won't miss a buck (a single buck!) or two per month, but for us, those dollars add up and provide the stability we need to exist from month to month.

Our first Milestone Goals are on the left, so you can see where your money is going. Our needs first and foremost are to be able to fund our annual awards and to pay our authors and contributors, especially on The Coil. Beginning in 2017, we will be printing 6 books per year, so we are always somewhere in the annual rotation. Any amount we can raise toward these goals makes a huge difference in changing the lives of emerging authors. Really, truly, every dollar counts.

Feeling extra generous? There are pledge amounts to the right that have some kickass thank-you prizes, too. **Please note that if you cancel your patronage, then your ongoing rewards are also canceled.**

Recent posts by Alternating Current Press

Rewards
The Dickens
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Private posts, including announcements
  • One exclusive, unpublished poem per month, by an Alternating Current author
  • A vote in the preliminary round of the Coil Book Award
The O'Connor
$2 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • A digital copy of Footnote, upon each issue's annual release
  • An ad on The Coil (Send one single link to alt.current at gmail. We do the rest.)
The Plath
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual PDF of printable poetry postcards
  • Free submissions of manuscripts, poetry, prose, and historical pieces to our press (no entry fees for you)
  • A digital copy of our most recent book every June and December
The Angelou
$4 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • A digital copy of our most recent book every September
  • 10% discount on our entire catalog for the duration of your patronage
  • Your name listed on our next award press release as a sponsor
  • Hi-res wallpaper of each book cover
The Hemingway
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your donation listed in memory/honor of someone (hereafter named 'honoree') on our awards press releases
  • Personal thank-you card
  • Annual set of bookmarks
  • Your name listed on the awards finalist announcement
  • Your company's logo on the semifinalist announcement
  • An advertisement on The Coil every 4 months
The Baldwin
$6 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual swag package (after 4 months at this level)
  • An annual set of vinyl stickers
  • A vote for upcoming special anthology projects
  • Your name hyperlinked on our awards page and announcements
  • Your honoree's name hyperlinked on page and announcements
  • Annual PDF posters of winning book covers
  • A digital copy of our most recent book every March
The Joyce
$7 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Advance eBook ARC/early reader galleys of all our books before they are released
  • Beta testing on all books and products before they are released
  • Your name listed on our winning announcement
  • Your company's logo listed on our finalist announcement
  • Your company's logo hyperlinked on our finalist page and announcements
  • 100-word bio of your honoree listed on awards page
The Fitzgerald
$10 or more per month 1 patron
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your name listed as a patron on the press releases for the award-winning books
  • Your company's logo listed on the winning announcement and awards page
  • 100-word bio of your company listed on the awards page
  • Annual set of bookplates
  • Annual set of buttons
  • Your own Best Books of the Year post or Shelfie on The Coil
The Woolf
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual large swag package (after 3 months at this level)
  • Annual item from our store (after 3 months at this level)
  • Your company's logo listed on our press release
  • Your name listed as a patron in our eBook versions
The Austen
$20 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your name listed as a patron in our annual print & eBook versions
  • An annual full set of limited-edition, letterpressed postcards of the poetry winners (after 2 months at this level)
  • At least one annual handmade art project by an Alternating Current artist (after 3 months at this level)
  • All of our digital books upon release
The Brontë
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your company's logo listed in the print & eBook versions of our books
  • An annual ad in eBook versions of Footnote or a various-author anthology
  • 100-word company bio listed in eBook versions of award-winning book
  • 100-word honoree's bio listed in eBook versions of award-winning book
  • 10% discount on all author services (critiques, editing services, etc.)
  • Hand-etched shotglass with our logo
The Steinbeck
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Your logo listed on the back cover of the print books (after 6 months at this level)
  • Your logo listed on the sponsors page
  • An autographed copy of all annual single-author books (after 6 months at this level)
  • A half-page ad in the print & eBook versions of our annual various-author anthologies
  • An advertisement on The Coil every month
  • A hand-etched flask with an illustration from our books
The Faulkner
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE and:
  • Annual very-large swag package
  • Editor-in-Chief Leah Angstman will paint you a painting with the subject matter of your choice (after 3 months at this level)
  • A full-page ad in all print & eBook versions of various-author anthologies
  • Staff discount entry for AWP conference
  • We'll discuss other exposure opportunities that might work best for your company