Audrey Lee is creating Poetry, Fiction, Memoirs, and Books
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My name is Audrey Lee and I am a writer crafting poetry, fiction, memoirs, and book manuscripts. 

I am a current undergraduate student at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where I am an intended creative writing major. Within my writing, I explorer themes such as mental illness and health, disability, girlhood and feminism, current political atmospheres, and power structures and imbalances within society. My goal within my writing is to reveal the softest, innermost corners of life, to educate about narratives so rarely touched upon in writing, to start a conversation about these narratives, and to pull apart social injustice for all people from its core. In our current society, writing is a constant; it will always be there to turn to in times of need. It is cathartic and protesting all at the same time. 

I am the winner of the 2016 DeSales University Poetry Contest, which awarded me a four-year, tuition-free scholarship to DeSales University (however, I currently attend Franklin & Marshall). My writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and Columbia College of Chicago. I have attended writing programs by the University of Virginia, Ithaca College, and the University of Iowa. Maybe you've read my work online in Teen VogueApiary Magazine, or The Ellis Review, in print in Half Mystic Journal or Paper Swans Press's Anthology of Young Poets, or seen my interviews in the Main Line Media News or Ramona Magazine. I have had the opportunity to read at The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was a recruit to the school, and to talk about mental illness to an audience of 700 people at The Episcopal Academy. 



In April 2017, my poetry chapbook "Unknown Futures" was to be published by a small press, but has since been dropped due to editorial changes within the press and its subsequent closing. The loss of my book deal devastated me, but I haven't given up. However, many presses, both large and small, charge reading fees for me to submit my manuscript to them. This goes for contests, fellowships, and writing programs as well. While reading fees are important to keep presses running, as a college student, these fees are a barrier for me financially to submit to contests and presses. If I want to see my book in people's hands, or if I want to enter contests that will promote and publish my work, I will have to pay reading fees. 

So I need your help. 

By clicking "Become a Patron" you will
  • help me fund reading fees for contests, presses, fellowships, and programs. 
  • help me fund my attendance at writing fellowships, conferences, and programs. 
  • give me a greater chance and opportunity to see my orphaned book be finally published.
  • aid me in funding a custom domain name on my website to improve my professional image. 
  • and support the arts, especially writing, in this contemporary day and age.
I hope you see some light in my projects. Please review the tiers of being a patron on the right hand side of the screen. By becoming a patron, you will have access to a weekly newsletter that updates you on where I have submitted my writing, future publications, and news and updates about my work - essentially, letting you know where your funds are going. The newsletter will also include a writing prompt. Other rewards include original work, acknowledgements in my manuscripts, a thank you on my website, and commissioned writing. 

Thank you for your consideration! 
Tiers
Bronze
$1 or more per month
For $1 a month, you get access to my patron-only stream, where I post continual updates about my writing and progress, as well as new content. You also get access to my weekly newsletter that includes news, where I've submitted work, future publications, and writing prompts. 
Silver
$3 or more per month
For $3 a month, get everything in the Bronze tier, as well as a copy of an unpublished short story titled "The Constant State of Being Alive." 
Gold
$5 or more per month
For $5 a month, get everything in the Bronze and Silver tiers, as well as your name in the acknowledgements of my book manuscripts, a section on a thank you page on my website, and a poem or flash fiction piece written about a subject of your choosing. 
Platinum
$10 or more per month
For $10 a month, get everything in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold tiers, as well as a letter written on my typewriter mailed to you or a person on your choosing. The letter will include an unpublished, original, unique poem. If and when my book is published, I will personally mail you a signed copy! 
Goals
$1 of $50 per month
With my first $50, I hope to fund the sending of my orphaned poetry chapbook, titled "Unknown Futures," to Poor ClaudiaThe Poetry Box, and C&R Press. I also am putting together a series of poems to send to The Adroit Journal's Prizes for Poetry and Prose.
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My name is Audrey Lee and I am a writer crafting poetry, fiction, memoirs, and book manuscripts. 

I am a current undergraduate student at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where I am an intended creative writing major. Within my writing, I explorer themes such as mental illness and health, disability, girlhood and feminism, current political atmospheres, and power structures and imbalances within society. My goal within my writing is to reveal the softest, innermost corners of life, to educate about narratives so rarely touched upon in writing, to start a conversation about these narratives, and to pull apart social injustice for all people from its core. In our current society, writing is a constant; it will always be there to turn to in times of need. It is cathartic and protesting all at the same time. 

I am the winner of the 2016 DeSales University Poetry Contest, which awarded me a four-year, tuition-free scholarship to DeSales University (however, I currently attend Franklin & Marshall). My writing has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and Columbia College of Chicago. I have attended writing programs by the University of Virginia, Ithaca College, and the University of Iowa. Maybe you've read my work online in Teen VogueApiary Magazine, or The Ellis Review, in print in Half Mystic Journal or Paper Swans Press's Anthology of Young Poets, or seen my interviews in the Main Line Media News or Ramona Magazine. I have had the opportunity to read at The Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania, where I was a recruit to the school, and to talk about mental illness to an audience of 700 people at The Episcopal Academy. 



In April 2017, my poetry chapbook "Unknown Futures" was to be published by a small press, but has since been dropped due to editorial changes within the press and its subsequent closing. The loss of my book deal devastated me, but I haven't given up. However, many presses, both large and small, charge reading fees for me to submit my manuscript to them. This goes for contests, fellowships, and writing programs as well. While reading fees are important to keep presses running, as a college student, these fees are a barrier for me financially to submit to contests and presses. If I want to see my book in people's hands, or if I want to enter contests that will promote and publish my work, I will have to pay reading fees. 

So I need your help. 

By clicking "Become a Patron" you will
  • help me fund reading fees for contests, presses, fellowships, and programs. 
  • help me fund my attendance at writing fellowships, conferences, and programs. 
  • give me a greater chance and opportunity to see my orphaned book be finally published.
  • aid me in funding a custom domain name on my website to improve my professional image. 
  • and support the arts, especially writing, in this contemporary day and age.
I hope you see some light in my projects. Please review the tiers of being a patron on the right hand side of the screen. By becoming a patron, you will have access to a weekly newsletter that updates you on where I have submitted my writing, future publications, and news and updates about my work - essentially, letting you know where your funds are going. The newsletter will also include a writing prompt. Other rewards include original work, acknowledgements in my manuscripts, a thank you on my website, and commissioned writing. 

Thank you for your consideration! 

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Tiers
Bronze
$1 or more per month
For $1 a month, you get access to my patron-only stream, where I post continual updates about my writing and progress, as well as new content. You also get access to my weekly newsletter that includes news, where I've submitted work, future publications, and writing prompts. 
Silver
$3 or more per month
For $3 a month, get everything in the Bronze tier, as well as a copy of an unpublished short story titled "The Constant State of Being Alive." 
Gold
$5 or more per month
For $5 a month, get everything in the Bronze and Silver tiers, as well as your name in the acknowledgements of my book manuscripts, a section on a thank you page on my website, and a poem or flash fiction piece written about a subject of your choosing. 
Platinum
$10 or more per month
For $10 a month, get everything in the Bronze, Silver, and Gold tiers, as well as a letter written on my typewriter mailed to you or a person on your choosing. The letter will include an unpublished, original, unique poem. If and when my book is published, I will personally mail you a signed copy!