Austin Chant is creating queer fiction
59

patrons

$192
per month

Who's This?

Hey there, I'm Austin! I'm a queer, trans author of romance, fantasy, and historical fiction. Writing is my favorite thing in the world — I love to nerd out over plot structure, writing mechanics, and how stories are put together. I also love writing the kind of books that would have changed my life if I had read them as a queer teen. If I've learned anything from my publishing experiences, it's that readers are equally hungry for these stories.

My most recent releases are Peter Darling — a queer, trans retelling of Peter Pan — and Caroline's Heart — a spooky, Southern Gothic-inspired trans romance about a cowboy, a witch, and a resurrection spell. Coming up next, I have a sequel to Peter Darling, a secret and very exciting series, and a queer fantasy web serial called The First Singer.

Why Patreon?

Because the more income I make from writing, the more I can afford to write. Peter Darling was written mostly during 20+ hour weekend sprints while I juggled college and a part-time job during the week; I now work full-time to support myself and manage ongoing medical expenses from chronic injuries. My goal is to supplement more and more of my income via my Patreon and book royalties and — eventually — return to full-time freelance work. 

I don't see this as a forever Patreon, but rather a way to help keep my focus on writing during a transitional stage. Support from Patreon will give me the room to breathe I need in order to grow as a creator — and share more stories with you!

If a one-time donation is more your speed, I also have a Ko-fi. <3

Rewards

MONTHLY: At least one Patreon-exclusive story. This could be a substantial section of something I'm working on (i.e. a chapter, character study, or deleted scene from a book) or a standalone piece of fiction. ($5 and up)
Examples: November 2017's excerpt was a chapter of the sequel to Peter Darling, Never-Never Land. December's excerpt was a standalone romantic short featuring characters from a future book series.
WEEKLY: WIP updates and short excerpts from whatever I'm working on! ($1 and up)
FREQUENTLY: Short fiction, audio blogs and readings, book recs, Q&As about writing and/or upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes samples of my editing process. (Most of these are for the $5 tier, but $1 patrons will be able to read and ask questions for Q&As.)

Plus, opportunities for patrons at higher tiers to prompt flash fiction, audio, and writing tips/editing how-tos!
Tiers
tip your coffee boys
$1 or more per month 27 patrons
At this tier, you get access to the patron-exclusive feed of Q&As, short excerpts, and WIP updates!
be a darling
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
The all-access pass! At this tier, you will get all digital Patreon-exclusive content, including:

· Monthly book excerpts, deleted scenes, and short stories

· Progress updates, WIPs, and Q&As

· Audio blogs and readings

· Book recommendations

· Editing how-tos

· Any future (digital) content based on Patreon rewards, such as chapbooks or free reads

control the weather
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all other rewards, you can prompt me to create one of the following once per month:

· A short audio blog or reading (5 minutes or less). Have a favorite scene you'd like me to read? Or a topic related to writing, editing, or queer fiction that you'd like me to talk about?

· A short piece of fiction (at least 250 words). This could be an interaction you'd like to see between my characters, a POV swap for a scene from one of my books, or something totally new!

· A behind-the-scenes look at the editing process for 1-2 pages of one of my books. Want to see how I refined a particular scene? Want to stare at my embarrassing early drafts? This is the pledge for you.

out there in the real world
$30 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). Shipping to US only, alas. 
out there in the real world (international)
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). International shipping OK! 
Goals
$192 of $250 per month
I've been dreaming of writing a web serial for years, but have never been able to justify the overhead cost. If we reach this goal, this Patreon will be officially funding the launch of The First Singer, the queer fantasy epic of my heart. Chapters will be available for patrons first, as well as behind-the-scenes content and thanks in the acknowledgments.
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Who's This?

Hey there, I'm Austin! I'm a queer, trans author of romance, fantasy, and historical fiction. Writing is my favorite thing in the world — I love to nerd out over plot structure, writing mechanics, and how stories are put together. I also love writing the kind of books that would have changed my life if I had read them as a queer teen. If I've learned anything from my publishing experiences, it's that readers are equally hungry for these stories.

My most recent releases are Peter Darling — a queer, trans retelling of Peter Pan — and Caroline's Heart — a spooky, Southern Gothic-inspired trans romance about a cowboy, a witch, and a resurrection spell. Coming up next, I have a sequel to Peter Darling, a secret and very exciting series, and a queer fantasy web serial called The First Singer.

Why Patreon?

Because the more income I make from writing, the more I can afford to write. Peter Darling was written mostly during 20+ hour weekend sprints while I juggled college and a part-time job during the week; I now work full-time to support myself and manage ongoing medical expenses from chronic injuries. My goal is to supplement more and more of my income via my Patreon and book royalties and — eventually — return to full-time freelance work. 

I don't see this as a forever Patreon, but rather a way to help keep my focus on writing during a transitional stage. Support from Patreon will give me the room to breathe I need in order to grow as a creator — and share more stories with you!

If a one-time donation is more your speed, I also have a Ko-fi. <3

Rewards

MONTHLY: At least one Patreon-exclusive story. This could be a substantial section of something I'm working on (i.e. a chapter, character study, or deleted scene from a book) or a standalone piece of fiction. ($5 and up)
Examples: November 2017's excerpt was a chapter of the sequel to Peter Darling, Never-Never Land. December's excerpt was a standalone romantic short featuring characters from a future book series.
WEEKLY: WIP updates and short excerpts from whatever I'm working on! ($1 and up)
FREQUENTLY: Short fiction, audio blogs and readings, book recs, Q&As about writing and/or upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes samples of my editing process. (Most of these are for the $5 tier, but $1 patrons will be able to read and ask questions for Q&As.)

Plus, opportunities for patrons at higher tiers to prompt flash fiction, audio, and writing tips/editing how-tos!

Recent posts by Austin Chant

Tiers
tip your coffee boys
$1 or more per month 27 patrons
At this tier, you get access to the patron-exclusive feed of Q&As, short excerpts, and WIP updates!
be a darling
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
The all-access pass! At this tier, you will get all digital Patreon-exclusive content, including:

· Monthly book excerpts, deleted scenes, and short stories

· Progress updates, WIPs, and Q&As

· Audio blogs and readings

· Book recommendations

· Editing how-tos

· Any future (digital) content based on Patreon rewards, such as chapbooks or free reads

control the weather
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all other rewards, you can prompt me to create one of the following once per month:

· A short audio blog or reading (5 minutes or less). Have a favorite scene you'd like me to read? Or a topic related to writing, editing, or queer fiction that you'd like me to talk about?

· A short piece of fiction (at least 250 words). This could be an interaction you'd like to see between my characters, a POV swap for a scene from one of my books, or something totally new!

· A behind-the-scenes look at the editing process for 1-2 pages of one of my books. Want to see how I refined a particular scene? Want to stare at my embarrassing early drafts? This is the pledge for you.

out there in the real world
$30 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). Shipping to US only, alas. 
out there in the real world (international)
$40 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to all previous rewards, you will receive a signed and personalized copy of every book I publish in print (including chapbooks/zines). International shipping OK!