The Asexual is creating a website and quarterly journal for ace writers and artists.
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patrons

Why donate?

The Asexual journal, website, and social media would not be possible without your donations via Patreon. The Asexual is not funded or supported by any corporation and is a completely independent platform. As a result, your support makes a huge difference in keeping the journal, website, and social media up and running. Donations help pay website costs, offer payment to contributors, produce the online and physical journal issues, help fund new projects, support hundreds of hours of unpaid labor in the form of managing journal edits, layout, organization, daily social media posts and threads on Twitter, and publishing original articles and content on The Asexual website. If you're unsure whether to donate, please know that it does make a huge difference. Thank you for your support.

About The Asexual:

The Asexual was founded in October 2016 and released its first issue in April 2017. As a quarterly journal, The Asexual journal has published the work of writers and artists under the ace umbrella and includes PhD candidates and graduate students on its editorial board. The Asexual has published authors from Australia, Hungary, India, Mexico, Pakistan, the UK, and the United States as well as past or current students from USC, UCLA, the University of Sussex, the University of Salford, Bath Spa University, the University of Toledo, among others. The Asexual has also published the work of medical professionals in the field of sexual health, activist media directors and producers, PhD candidates and recipients, and a Professor of Public Health.

The Asexual seeks to elevate discourse, primarily regarding (a)sexuality, gender, and attraction, by providing a space for ace people to publish their work. Part of this includes advancing asexuality discourse beyond awareness and into understudied realms, such as theorizing attraction, queer desires, (a)sexuality, (a)romantic, and (a)gender identities, the body, transnational (a)sexualities, and race, ethnicity, culture and (a)sexuality. To address this objective, The Asexual is producing quarterly journal issues addressing subjects that require more recognition, both within and external to the ace community, original articles and social media discussion challenging preconceived understandings of (a)sexuality, gender, and attraction, and intends to produce original anthologies in the future.

The Asexual represents independently-managed media to its fullest extent, directed entirely by one person. If you would like to support them through their work with The Asexual journal and website or if you simply appreciate The Asexual's existence, you can donate via our Patreon. The Asexual journal and website would not be possible without your continued support. Social media of The Asexual is primarily centered on our Twitter, which has garnered over 4,000 followers. In the entirety of 2017, The Asexual received over 15,500 visits and 25,000 page views. As of April 1st, The Asexual has received over 11,000 visits and 20,000 page views in 2018. The Asexual is followed on Twitter by Lamda Literary, the leading LGBT literary organization in the nation.
Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month
  • A thank you message via Twitter (@AsexualJournal). 
  • Automatic access to every article published on TheAsexual.com 24 hours early.
  • Your name will be included on TheAsexual.com as a supporter on our official donation page.
Ace Supporter
$2 or more per month
  • Previous level.
  • Early access to all of The Asexual journal issues in PDF format 24 hours prior to it being released everywhere.
  • Opportunity to vote once in the final round of voting to decide the upcoming journal issue themes every quarter.
Major Supporter
$5 or more per month
  • Previous levels.
  • Your name will be included at the conclusion of The Asexual journal under the title of "Major Supporters" (Must be a Patron for 1 month before inclusion). 
  • Your name will be included at the bottom of every article published on TheAsexual.com (effective April 2018). 
  • Opportunity to vote twice in the final round of voting to decide the upcoming journal issue themes every quarter. 
Ace Influencer
$10 or more per month
  • All previous levels.
  • Opportunity to introduce 1 original journal issue theme for consideration every 6 months. You decide!
  • Opportunity to vote thrice in the final round of voting to decide the upcoming journal issue themes every quarter. 
Journal Subscription (Early Bird)
$12 or more per month (sold out!)
  • US only. All previous levels.
  • You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 2 months before the upcoming issue to receive this issue (i.e. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for February and March to receive the March issue in addition to all subsequent journals). 
  • Shipped directly to you via USPS.
Journal Subscription [US only]
$20 or more per month
  • US only. All previous levels.
  • You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 2 months before the upcoming issue to receive that issue (i.e. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for February and March to receive the March issue). 
  • Shipped directly to you via USPS.
International Journal Subscription (Early Bird)
$24 or more per month (sold out!)
  • All previous levels.
  • REQUIRED: DM @AsexualJournal on Twitter or email [email protected] before becoming a Patron under this level.
  • You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 3 months before the upcoming issue to receive this issue (Ex. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for January, February, and March to receive the March issue in addition to all subsequent journals).
Goals
85% complete
Commitment that a minimum of 3 articles will be put on the website every month. Articles usually will intersect with asexuality and another aspect of identity. As a full-time graduate student and sole manager of the website and journal, this will take additional time to ensure that content is always being produced for the website to be read and shared by others.
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Why donate?

The Asexual journal, website, and social media would not be possible without your donations via Patreon. The Asexual is not funded or supported by any corporation and is a completely independent platform. As a result, your support makes a huge difference in keeping the journal, website, and social media up and running. Donations help pay website costs, offer payment to contributors, produce the online and physical journal issues, help fund new projects, support hundreds of hours of unpaid labor in the form of managing journal edits, layout, organization, daily social media posts and threads on Twitter, and publishing original articles and content on The Asexual website. If you're unsure whether to donate, please know that it does make a huge difference. Thank you for your support.

About The Asexual:

The Asexual was founded in October 2016 and released its first issue in April 2017. As a quarterly journal, The Asexual journal has published the work of writers and artists under the ace umbrella and includes PhD candidates and graduate students on its editorial board. The Asexual has published authors from Australia, Hungary, India, Mexico, Pakistan, the UK, and the United States as well as past or current students from USC, UCLA, the University of Sussex, the University of Salford, Bath Spa University, the University of Toledo, among others. The Asexual has also published the work of medical professionals in the field of sexual health, activist media directors and producers, PhD candidates and recipients, and a Professor of Public Health.

The Asexual seeks to elevate discourse, primarily regarding (a)sexuality, gender, and attraction, by providing a space for ace people to publish their work. Part of this includes advancing asexuality discourse beyond awareness and into understudied realms, such as theorizing attraction, queer desires, (a)sexuality, (a)romantic, and (a)gender identities, the body, transnational (a)sexualities, and race, ethnicity, culture and (a)sexuality. To address this objective, The Asexual is producing quarterly journal issues addressing subjects that require more recognition, both within and external to the ace community, original articles and social media discussion challenging preconceived understandings of (a)sexuality, gender, and attraction, and intends to produce original anthologies in the future.

The Asexual represents independently-managed media to its fullest extent, directed entirely by one person. If you would like to support them through their work with The Asexual journal and website or if you simply appreciate The Asexual's existence, you can donate via our Patreon. The Asexual journal and website would not be possible without your continued support. Social media of The Asexual is primarily centered on our Twitter, which has garnered over 4,000 followers. In the entirety of 2017, The Asexual received over 15,500 visits and 25,000 page views. As of April 1st, The Asexual has received over 11,000 visits and 20,000 page views in 2018. The Asexual is followed on Twitter by Lamda Literary, the leading LGBT literary organization in the nation.

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Rewards
Supporter
$1 or more per month
  • A thank you message via Twitter (@AsexualJournal). 
  • Automatic access to every article published on TheAsexual.com 24 hours early.
  • Your name will be included on TheAsexual.com as a supporter on our official donation page.
Ace Supporter
$2 or more per month
  • Previous level.
  • Early access to all of The Asexual journal issues in PDF format 24 hours prior to it being released everywhere.
  • Opportunity to vote once in the final round of voting to decide the upcoming journal issue themes every quarter.
Major Supporter
$5 or more per month
  • Previous levels.
  • Your name will be included at the conclusion of The Asexual journal under the title of "Major Supporters" (Must be a Patron for 1 month before inclusion). 
  • Your name will be included at the bottom of every article published on TheAsexual.com (effective April 2018). 
  • Opportunity to vote twice in the final round of voting to decide the upcoming journal issue themes every quarter. 
Ace Influencer
$10 or more per month
  • All previous levels.
  • Opportunity to introduce 1 original journal issue theme for consideration every 6 months. You decide!
  • Opportunity to vote thrice in the final round of voting to decide the upcoming journal issue themes every quarter. 
Journal Subscription (Early Bird)
$12 or more per month (sold out!)
  • US only. All previous levels.
  • You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 2 months before the upcoming issue to receive this issue (i.e. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for February and March to receive the March issue in addition to all subsequent journals). 
  • Shipped directly to you via USPS.
Journal Subscription [US only]
$20 or more per month
  • US only. All previous levels.
  • You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 2 months before the upcoming issue to receive that issue (i.e. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for February and March to receive the March issue). 
  • Shipped directly to you via USPS.
International Journal Subscription (Early Bird)
$24 or more per month (sold out!)
  • All previous levels.
  • REQUIRED: DM @AsexualJournal on Twitter or email [email protected] before becoming a Patron under this level.
  • You will receive one copy of all 4 The Asexual journal issues in physical format released throughout the year. Must be a Patron for at least 3 months before the upcoming issue to receive this issue (Ex. If the issue is released in March, must be a Patron for January, February, and March to receive the March issue in addition to all subsequent journals).